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Best Things to Do in Duluth MN During Your Stay

Duluth is a very special city – that’s why we live here! And the reason why we built Pier B Resort Hotel where we did is because of our property’s unique history and prime, waterfront location. We’re a short walk away from the hustle-and-bustle of Canal Park and Bayfront Festival Park, but just far enough away to give you space when you’re seeking privacy. Whether you’re here for a business trip, family vacation, or a quick North Shore escape, our connections with local businesses provide you with unrivaled recreational opportunities. Explore our exhilarating local adventures below, or browse our on-site resort activities here.

  • Resort Activities

    Our amenities extend beyond our four walls! Enjoy on-site activities available to our guests daily! Just ask at the front desk. Our resort activities include an all-new outdoor sport court, biking, paddleboards and paddleboats*, pedal carts, electric scooters, boat rentals, and lawn games including Connect Four, bag toss, and more!

    We have something for everyone in the family at Pier B Resort Hotel.

    *For all watersports please bring your own life jackets

  • Your Boat Club Boat Rentals


    Eager to get out on the lake but don’t have a boat of your own? We’ve got you covered! We have a variety of boats to rent for your weekend away!

    Visit to reserve a boat. Click “Fleet” on the website, and then “Duluth” to check out the boats we have to offer. From there, follow the easy reservation process and get ready for an amazing day on the water. Once you reserve your boat, the Pier B Resort team will have the boat prepared and ready for you when it’s time for your water adventure to begin. Questions? Call 612-208-1800 for assistance with renting your boat.

  • Vista Fleet

    323 Harbor Dr.
    Duluth, MN 55802

    (218) 722-6218

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    Enjoy the best sightseeing on Lake Superior with the Northland’s longest and only harbor cruise company. Sunday-Tuesday evenings in the summer.  The Vista Fleet Dock is just a short walk from Pier B Slip Bridge. Call (218) 481-8888 today to learn more.

  • Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

    The Duluth Entertainment Convention Center is one of our local waterfront gems – the DECC hosts everything from UMD Bulldog hockey games to big-name concerts, conferences, and more. Check out the schedule here – there might be something great going on during your visit, and you’re just steps away from this fantastic facility.

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  • Canal Park

    Canal Park – where the city meets the lake. Enjoy the charm of a small town in our big city, with Canal Park’s quaint shops, art galleries, cafes, variety of restaurants, business services, and so much more.

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  • Great Lakes Aquarium

    353 Harbor Dr.
    Duluth, MN 55802

    (218) 740-3474

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    The Great Lakes Aquarium is just a short walk from Pier B and located on the Duluth waterfront. A freshwater aquarium, its mission is to inspire people to explore their connection to Lake Superior and waters of the world..

  • Bayfront Festival Park

    Bayfront Festival Park
    Duluth, MN 55802
    (218) 722-5573

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    Few things are more fun than a summer concert on the bright, beautiful shores of our big lake. And Bayfront Festival Park makes it better than ever! Enjoy comfortable concert surroundings, all-new facilities, enhanced vendor areas, spectacular landscaping and a natural amphitheater, which provides an unobstructed view of every concert, as well as ships in the harbor beyond. The quintessential outdoor concert park, Bayfront welcomes countless local, regional and national acts, including the famous Bayfront Blues Festival every August. Bayfront, like no place else in Minnesota, it is the place to be this summer.

    In winter, Bayfront really comes to life with the largest holiday display in the Midwest. Experience the magic of nearly 3 million lights illuminating Bayfront Festival Park during the Bentleyville Tour of Lights. Be amazed by the tallest steel animated Christmas tree in the U.S. Bayfront Park also welcomes thousands of cheerful winter enthusiasts to an old-fashioned skating rink surrounded with the kind of warmth you find only in a Norman Rockwell original. Skate, stroll, sit in the silence of a starry winter’s night and enjoy the splendor of our most dazzling season.

  • Adventure Zone

    329 Lake Avenue South
    Duluth, MN 55802
    (218) 740-4000

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    There is something for everyone at the Adventure Zone of Canal Park! The Northland’s newest family attraction boasts over 50,000 square feet of fun featuring Laser Tag, Batting Cages, mini golf, the largest video/redemption arcade in the area, Vertical Endeavor’s rock climbing walls, a kid’s playground, an 18′ inflatable fire truck slide and more! Make us your party headquarters!

  • Biking Trails

    Experience an amazing array of trails for biking. Challenge yourself over ridgelines and rock on more then 45 miles of trails. Visit Spirit Mountain for the only lift-access mountain biking.

    Spirit Mountain Bike Park – Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced – Trails: Lift Served, Downhill, Winter Fat Biking
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    Mission Creek – Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Trail Length: 7 miles in 2014
    Hartley Park – Skill Level: Intermediate – Trail Length: 9 miles
    Lester Park – Skill Level: Intermediate – Trail Length: lollipop with a mile long stem and 4.5 mile loop
    Piedmont – Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Length: 9 miles
    Mont Du Lac – Skill Level: Intermediate Cross Country Trail with Advanced Level Downhill Trails – Length: 4 miles
    Pokegama – Skill Lelve: Intermediate to Advanced – Trail Length: 7 miles

  • Hiking Trails

    What better way to experience the beauty of Duluth then hiking – for visitors and local alike it’s the perfect mix of exercise and exploration of all that this amazing destination has to offer.

    Here is a list of the many hiking trails:

    Chester Park Trail – Length: 4.2 miles – Level of Difficulty: Easy to Challenging
    Grassy Point Trail – Length: .2 mile – Level of Difficulty: Easy
    Hartley Park Trails – Length: varies – Level of Difficulty: Easy to Challenging (
    Hawk Ridge Trails – Length: 5 miles – Level of Difficulty: Easy to Challenging (
    The Lakewalk – Length: 7.5 miles – Level of Difficulty: Easy
    Lester Park Trail – Length: varies – Level of Difficulty: Easy to Challenging
    Lincoln Park Trail – Length: .82 miles – Level of Difficulty: Easy to Challenging
    Lincoln Park Trail – Length: .82 miles – Level of Difficulty: Easy to Challenging
    Park Point Trail – Length: 2 miles – Level of Difficulty: Easy to Intermediate
    Piedmont Trail – Length: 3.4 miles – Level of Difficulty: Easy to Challenging
    Western Waterfront Trail – Length: 3.2 miles – Level of Difficulty: Easy
    Superior Hiking Trail – Length: 34.5 miles – Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging

    Use the following guides to plan your next Duluth, MN outdoor adventure!

    Mountain Bike
    Waterfall Hikes
    Hike, Bike, Ski, Fish
    Self-Guided Bike Tours
    Scientific Nature Areas
    Duluth Parks


  • Duluth’s Children’s Museum

    2125 W. Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55806
    (218) 733-7543

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    The Duluth Children’s Museum has educated and inspired children for over 80 years. We realize that play is essential to our positive mental, physical, social and emotional development. Play is so important to child development that the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights has determined that play is a basic right of every child. From a dinosaur dig to balls and ramps, our creative and interactive exhibits and programs are designed to spark children’s curiosity through play, learning and discovery. The Duluth Children’s Museum educates children in the fields of science, technology, math and science developing creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills.

    Thursday – Sunday: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

    Daily Admission: $5.00/person ages 3 and up

  • Bentleyville Tour of Lights

    Bentleyville 2021

    Dream and Believe with a holiday stay at Pier B during Bentleyville. View the magnificence of more than 5 million lights from the warmth of your room, while enjoying dinner at Silos Restaurant or even from our outdoor hot tub! It is impossible to stay closer to the magic than right here – giving you a unique and one-of-a-kind experience.

    We also offer on-site winter activities for the entire family to enjoy, including s’mores around our fire pits, snowy pedal cart rides, and Bentleyville Express Wagon rides that take you right to the edge of the Bentleyville magic.