Duluth, Minnesota

If outdoor adventure and rugged charm is your weakness, head to Duluth, Minnesota, where you’ll find a variety of sailing and fishing charters, breathtaking natural scenery, amazing historical architecture paired with the beauty of Lake Superior, and much more. Duluth may seem like it is only for adventurists, but the arts and crafts scene, as well as the dining and nightlife options make this a well-rounded vacation spot for all.

Take a Duluth Experience Tour, where you can choose to learn about the history of Duluth, take a sunset kayak adventure, or join in on a mountain biking or brewery tour. Multi-day packages are available, and there is even a Dark History tour, which will let you in on the town’s secrets, hauntings, and all the stories folks in town don’t like to mention!

For a day of freshwater education, head to the Great Lakes Aquarium, also in Duluth, which is the only all-freshwater aquarium in the United States. Adults are $17.99 and children get in for about $11-$14, depending on their age. There are interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, and tours available all year long.