Canal Park area has great hotels and is filled with great shops and restaurants. It is the hub of activity for Duluth. The boardwalk along Lake Superior is a must. You will have to pay for parking but many of the lots offer you the price paid discount at a particular restaurant or the movie theater. Once you park, you can walk anywhere - the Acquarium, the remodeled Marcus Theaters 10 screen movie theater, countless restaurants, ship tour, Vista Fleet harbor tour, etc.