Explore the top things to do in Duluth, from skiing to lake cruises

Whether you’re on vacation or traveling for business meetings, it’s easy to find things to do near Radisson Hotel Duluth-Harborview, including walking to attractions like Lake Superior Railroad Museum and Bayfront Festival Park. Both the kids and grown-ups in your group will love visiting the animals at Lake Superior Zoo and Great Lakes Aquarium, as well as checking out the exhibits at the Duluth Children’s Museum. Want a closer view of Lake Superior? Book a Vista Fleet dinner cruise or visit the lakeside Canal Park. Art lovers won’t want to miss exploring the Lincoln Park Craft District, while outdoor enthusiasts will be thrilled with the recreational opportunities at Spirit Mountain.

Our landmark hotel, once host to stars like Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, and Bob Dylan, makes a great home base for exploring Duluth’s music scene. To catch live performances at venues like the DECC and Amsoil Arena, you can enter the city’s Skywalk system, a 3.5-mile climate-controlled pedestrian walkway that connects the hotel to other downtown destinations.

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The Depot St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center

0.07 mi / 0.11 km from the hotel
Housed in the historic Duluth Union Depot, the St. Louis County Heritage & Arts Center is home to the Duluth Art Institute, the Minnesota Ballet, and the fascinating Lake Superior Railroad Museum.

Bayfront Festival Park

0.27 mi / 0.43 km from the hotel
Located on the shores of Lake Superior, this public park hosts concerts and festivals from June through September and ice skating and holiday lights every winter.

Duluth Entertainment Convention Center and Amsoil Arena

0.31 mi / 0.5 km from the hotel
The DECC and Amsoil Arena host conferences, musical concerts, dance performances, and UMD Bulldog hockey games.

Great Lakes Aquarium

0.33 mi / 0.53 km from the hotel
Featuring an enthralling array of wildlife, this aquarium is one of the few in the United States that focuses on freshwater fish.

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory

6.22 mi / 10.01 km from the hotel
See bald eagles, boreal owls, and a variety of other bird species at Hawk Ridge. The sanctuary is open year-round, with live bird demonstrations in September and October.

Lincoln Park Craft District

1.32 mi / 2.12 km from the hotel
Duluth's hippest arts district is bursting with energy and a variety of dining and shopping options. Stop by Bent Paddle Brewing Company, OMC Smokehouse, Damage Boardshop, and Duluth Pottery.

NorShor Theatre

0.68 mi / 1.09 km from the hotel
Now home to community theater performances from The Duluth Playhouse, this historical site has hosted performances of various kinds since it began as the Grand Opera House in 1883.

Park Point Beach

4.34 mi / 6.99 km from the hotel
Head to the end of Minnesota Avenue to lounge on the world's longest freshwater sandbar. In addition to sand volleyball courts and a snack shop, this seven-mile-long beach has on-duty lifeguards during the summer season.

University of Minnesota Duluth

2.61 mi / 4.2 km from the hotel
Situated on 244 acres, this public university offers 16 bachelor’s degrees in 87 majors. For a taste of school spirit, attend a Bulldogs home game.

Vista Fleet Cruises

0.36 mi / 0.57 km from the hotel
Whether you're looking for a fun way to see the North Shore's coastal architecture or you want to enjoy a relaxing dinner at sunset, Vista Fleet offers a variety of cruises.

Canal Park

0.48 mi / 0.78 km from the hotel
Unwind on Park Point Beach, experience an outdoor festival, or browse the shops at this entertainment hot spot. Located on the shore of Lake Superior, Canal Park serves as the gateway to Park Point, home of the world's largest freshwater sandbar.

Spirit Mountain

6.88 mi / 11.07 km from the hotel
For a thrilling good time, climb aboard the alpine coaster that races along a 3,200-foot elevated track through the forest or whiz through the canopy on a zip line. This year-round retreat also offers mountain biking and skiing.