Minneapolitans tend to think they live in the greatest city in the Midwest, if not the country. But truth be told, we don't even live in the coolest city in Minnesota. That designation belongs to — cue the trumpets! — the Mighty City of Duluth. From rocky cliffs to beaches, from soaring hills to Lake Superior, this is easily the most gorgeous town on the northern prairie. And its entertainment options are endless. Every outdoor sport you can imagine is just minutes away, from cross-country skiing to fishing. There's shopping, restaurants, bars, breweries, all with breathtaking views of the harbor. Though Duluth's popularity is beginning to make it feel a bit overrun, a quick jaunt up the North Shore will soon have you immersed in some of the most beautiful wilderness this country has to offer. And there will be smoked fish stands. Because wilderness is always way more beautiful when it comes with smoked fish stands.