My boyfriend and I seemed to have started an annual summer tradition by taking a mini vacation every year. This year was no different as we explored Duluth and then the apostle islands (another blog for that one). Because I go to school in Minnesota, I started to learn the towns that everyone talks about as being “places to go and see.” And let me tell you, Duluth did not disappoint. What was strange at first was that the entire town was practically on a hill! I cannot imagine in winter driving down that hill, as it would practically be a ice slide- people more than likely get around by ice skates or sleds haha. Anyways, at the bottom of the hill was the clear blue water that stretched on for miles.
Our first stop, once we arrived in Duluth, was the Duluth Rose Garden; a beautiful park along the water that acquired hundreds of beautiful flowers. After exploring and taking several pictures, we headed to Superior to play some mini golf at Captain J’s. It was only $5 for 18 holes and was located along the lake with a large history ship on shore. Later in the evening, we ate out at Black Woods Bar & Grill. Let me tell you, that food was honestly some of the best food I have ever tasted!
The following day we toured an aquarium, hiked a lookout tower, and did a Segway tour (Duluth Glides). We adventured on every boardwalk near the water that was possible; the experience was beyond great! Later, we got some delicious ice cream, relaxed at the hotel, and then ate at the Tavern on the Hill. Another wonderful restaurant with excellent burgers and friendly service. That night we tested out the casino. Having never stepped foot in a casino before, we both were extremely confused. We played a couple of slot machines, but after an hour of nothing but disappointment, we left and never looked back.
The following day we headed out of Duluth towards our next stop in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Along the way, we stopped to do some hiking along two beautiful waterfalls. Needless to say, Duluth was a wonderful town to visit, had great food, breathtaking views, and a friendly atmosphere.
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