Hotel at a Glance: Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark
With studios that sleep up to six people, there’s plenty of room for family and friends at the Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark. 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 those 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 at the 40-game arcade or try your hand at mini golf.
- Onsite restaurants: Use your $20 credit at Tiki Tom’s Big Breakfast Buffet, Tiki Tom’s Grill, Lava Java coffee shop or Sunrise Lounge cocktail bar.
- Go for a ride down the Lakewalk path on one of the resort’s complimentary bicycles.
- 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 Seaport Town on Lake Superior
With dozens of parks, historical sites, and easy access to miles of bike paths, it’s easy to see why Duluth was named the Best Town in America by Outdoor magazine in 2014. This town on the western tip of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, is a haven for outdoors enthusiasts. The No. 1 stop for most visitors is Lake Superior itself. Start at the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor’s Center, which sees over 400,000 visitors annually, before heading to the sandy beaches of Park Point Recreation Area. For a night on the town, head to Canal Park, a former warehouse district where buildings have been converted into restaurants, cafes, and stores.