Upon starting your Duluth family vacation, admire the beautiful scenery for a moment in the town that is nicknamed "The Air Conditioned City" due to the summertime breeze over Lake Superior. The city has an abundance of parks, including the Fairmont Park that takes you right to the local zoo. For families that are fans of outdoor sports, the city offers hiking, skiing, sailing, biking, tennis and several indoor ice rinks. If you travel during the winter months, you may even catch a glimpse of the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon, an annual sled race held in February. Wherever you look, there are things to do in Duluth for the whole family.
At the Sheraton Hotel Duluth, let the kids loose at the indoor heated pool while Mom and Dad take a dip in the whirlpool on your Duluth family vacation. The hotel is home to Restaurant 301, a warm and inviting dining experience with a locally inspired menu. Get breakfast, lunch and dinner daily so no dishwashing on vacation is necessary. The smoke-free property with connected rooms allows you to have some family time before you even leave on your adventures for the day. Since the hotel is dog friendly, you can even bring man's best friend along on your Duluth family vacation.
Less than half a mile away, venture inside the Great Lakes Aquarium, home to the Otter Cove, Freshwater Forest, Shipwrecks Alive and other amazing exhibits on your Duluth family vacation. The aquarium strives to teach you about the waters of the world, and conservation methods for future generations. Their exhibit Isle Royale, taking up two stories of space, features an 85,000-gallon tank full of fish found in the Great Lakes. The aquarium also hosts two habitats in their aviary, displaying a variety of wetland birds and teaching about where they live. For an educational experience that is also fun, add this aquarium to the list of your places to see in Duluth.
If the aquarium leaves you wanting more animals in your Duluth family vacation, the Lake Superior Zoo is nearby with wildlife from all over the world including Africa and Australia. At the Zoo Central exhibit, all kinds of animals roam through the two-story habitat with parrots, snakes, deer and chinchillas. The zoo has a separate building for nocturnal animals that uses special lighting so you see their normal behavior during a reverse light cycle, making them more active during the daytime. At the Australian exhibit, the Great Barrier Reef is home for many colorful fish. This Duluth activity seeks to create conservation awareness of all Earth's habitats.
On your Duluth family vacation, the opportunities are limitless for entertainment. Whether you're relaxing or enjoying one of the many attractions in this town, take home an unforgettable experience with plans to return. With so many things to do in Duluth, MiniTime offers a planner to ensure that your family has time for it all. The program allows you to customize your trip to your child's age and your family's interests for a vacation full of memorable family attractions in Duluth.