As I was listening to Christmas carols on the radio yesterday, it occurred to me that this is a wonderful, happy time of the year and there are so many things to do in Duluth. With the roads clear of snow and the balmy weather lately, travel is easy and the price of gas is relatively low too. So here’s some reasons to hop in the car and get to Duluth Minnesota!
Bentleyville is the largest outdoor light display in the Midwest. There’s no where else in the world that you can go and see large ships slipping under the lift bridge while you enjoy hot chocolate, roasted marshmallows over an open fire, a visit with Santa Claus and take in holiday music and a light display that is over the top this year.
The historic Glensheen Mansion boasts 25 trees this year and hidden “Elves” around the three floors of lovely!
Twinkling Tuesdays at the Fairlawn Mansion in Superior, Wisconsin (just over the high bridge) offers a self-guided tour on Tuesdays during the holiday season complete with cider and goodies.
Stop at Toasty’s for one of the most delicious grilled cheese sandwiches ever!
Vikre Distillery in Canal Park is just steps from the Aerial Lift Bridge and offers distilled spirits made from water of the Lake Superior watershed and Northern Minnesota forest herbs. Plan to spend some time enjoying a flight of spirits and a tour of the facility.
Bring a hat, mittens and scarf and take in the Lakewalk along the lake. It’s chilly this time of year but totally worth it to work off the spirits and grilled cheese sandwich!
Downtown Duluth is not to be missed with its local shops, world class jewelers, glass blowing stores, restaurants and make sure to stop at the Blackwater Lounge.
And, of course, your lodging option is The Firelight Inn on Oregon Creek Bed and Breakfast. We would love the opportunity to be your hosts and share our historic home with you. See you soon!
Innkeeper Joy Fischer