Cooling off on the lake in Duluth

Beat the heat in this cool port town.

When the rest of the Upper Midwest broils, this Lake Superior city basks in cool breezes. 

What to do: From Canal Park, watch ore boats. Check out the town's swimming holes. Hike the Superior Hiking Trail. Visit Glensheen mansion. Take an excursion train along the lake.

Events to catch: July 17, Bayfront Reggae & World Music Festival. July 24, Festival by the Lake. July 31, All Pints North Summer Brew Fest.

Details: See  Duluth 101 and Duluth rocks!