Truth be told, we head to the North Shore to revel in Lake Superior's power and beauty. At Surfside on Lake Superior, your accommodations will inspire awe almost as much as the lake. Classics such as Lutsen Resort and BlueFin Bay deserve their props, but newcomer Surfside (part of the BlueFin family of resorts) ups the ante on the North Shore. Its floor-to-ceiling windows maximize views of Lake Superior. Its modern architecture accompanies modern perks: Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, gas fireplaces, roomy, well-stocked kitchens and the only destination spa on the shore.