Hotel at a Glance: Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark
With spacious accommodations that sleep up to six people, the Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark offers plenty of room for family and friends. All guests enjoy access to the 35,000-square-foot indoor water park, which has 4.5-story drops for thrill seekers and a lazy river for when you’re looking to relax. A complimentary area shuttle ferries passengers from the resort to town and back again, making it easy to explore the city of Duluth as well.
- Play a game in the arcade or try your hand at mini golf (seasonal).
- Onsite restaurants: Use your $20 resort credit at the breakfast buffet, coffee shop, or Tiki Tom’s Oasis & Grill in the water park.
- Take a ride on the Lakewalk path on one of the resort’s complimentary bicycles (seasonal).
- Take a dip in the vortex pool, whose powerful currents can carry you through the pool or give you a force to swim against.
Duluth, Minnesota: Scenic Town on Lake Superior
Given Duluth’s ample green spaces and scenic waterfront boasting miles of bike paths, it’s easy to see why it was named the “best outdoors town” in America by Outside magazine in 2014. To a great extent, it owes this distinction to its setting on the western shores of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world.
The lake is the top draw for most visitors: the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor’s Center greets over 400,000 out-of-towners annually. You can go boating and fishing or head to the sandy beaches of the Park Point Recreation Area.
Along the edge of the water, the Lakewalk attracts joggers, bicyclists, and skaters, and provides access to the city’s waterfront pubs, ice cream parlors, and shops. For a night on the town, head to Canal Park, a former warehouse district where buildings have been converted into restaurants, cafes, and stores.