Best of the Chippewa Valley 2022: Day Trip Destinations

our readers’ picks for the best nearby vacation locations

Parker Reed

THERE'S A LIGHT. The Duluth South Breakwater Lighthouse is one of many scenic spots in the lakeshore town. (Photo via Pixabay)

1. Duluth, Minnesota

2. Stillwater, Minnesota

3. Any backroad drive in beautiful Wisconsin

Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure or a place to wine and dine, you won’t be able to fit all that Duluth, Minnesota, has to offer into one day. A trip to Duluth could be a day spent exploring downtown and using the great photo ops the canal and lift bridge offer. From historical to scenic, this day trip destination has it all. In second place, Stillwater, Minnesota, offers a downtown shopping and dining experience right along the St. Croix River. And if neither of those destinations tickles your fancy, any backroad drive in beautiful Wisconsin will satisfy your itch for a day of fun.