After six months of living in the midst of a pandemic, our family was in need of a getaway... a change of scenery... anything. But doing so safely was also a top priority. We decided to pack the kids in the car, and drive up toward the North Shore for a 5-day getaway. We stayed at The Inn on Lake Superior in Duluth for one night, and then headed up to Bluefin Bay in Tofte, MN for the rest of our trip. We stayed in our favorite family suite at The Inn on Lake Superior, as it’s right in Canal Park and has an amazing view from the balcony of the room. Bluefin Bay was absolutely incredible! The views of Lake Superior from our condo were insane. Temps were very autumn-like during our stay, so we were able to sleep with the windows open and enjoy a fire in the wood-burning fireplace every night. Our kids basically had the outdoor pool and hot tub to themselves every morning and early afternoon, and there were plenty of gorgeous trails and sights to take in.
This trip definitely solidified why Northern Minnesota is one of our favorite places on earth. Here are a few of the places we visited along the way...
Portland Malt Shoppe (BEST malts EVER!)
Duluth Trading Post (Mama Saigh got a great new leather bag from here)
Peach Beach + Black Beach
Sven & Ole’se Pizza (One of the best pizzas we’ve ever had - Grand Marais)