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A Perfect Day in Detroit

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If you have just one day to savor the sights and sounds of the Motor City, make the most of it. Enjoy jazz brunch at D’Amatos. Stroll through the Heidelberg Project. Snack on a hot dog at Lafayette Coney Island. Cheer the Tigers at Comerica Park or spend the day at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Head to The Keep for happy hour and follow up with dinner at Mabel Gray. Get those tickets to the Detroit Opera House or Fox Theatre. Stroll along the International Riverwalk to end your night.
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5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
New York, Washington D.C., and Chicago get a lot of the good press when it comes to the arts and art museums, but the Detroit Institute of Arts helps Detroit give these cities a run for their money. The diverse collection is spread out over 100...
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2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, is the perfect destination for any group and any person of any age. It's an ideal date spot for sports fans and a place where even a solo traveler can enjoy a fun afternoon. It's also located in the heart...
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400 Renaissance Center Suite A-403, Detroit, MI 48243, USA
One of Detroit's greatest assets is its waterfront and canals, and Detroit River Sports takes full advantage of this with its kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboarding equipment. The group leads paddlers into the city's nooks and crannies during a...
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118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
"Oh my God, we have to take you into town to get a Coney. It's a taste of pure Michigan," exclaimed one of my friends who I visited for a summer weekend. Take a hot dog on a steamed bun from New York's famed Coney Island, throw in a bunch of Greek...
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2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Detroit's theater district is said to be the second-largest in the United States after New York City's, and the historic Fox Theatre is the nucleus of the district. Although the surrounding area exudes a cosmopolitan cool left over from the days...
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1526 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Originally built in the early 1900s, the Detroit Opera House was once one of the largest theaters in the world. While it no longer holds that distinction, the historic venue remains one of the most beautiful places in the city. The building's...
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140 Cadillac Square, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Situated in Cadillac Square, this swanky Downtown den boasts an extensive list of classic and inventive cocktails such as the Kali-Vodka Swizzle and the Skeleton Boulevard as well as a 40-deep tap beer selection. In the summer, enjoy your beverage...
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23825 John R Rd, Hazel Park, MI 48030, USA
No other restaurant in the Motor City is as celebrated as Mabel Gray. Earning a James Beard nomination in its first year of operation, the Hazel Park eatery is known for an ever-rotating menu of modern American cuisine. Guests rave about the...
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222 Sherman Dr, Royal Oak, MI 48067, USA
This upscale, rustic spot serves hearty Italian bites in a convivial setting. It’s a Royal Oak institution, thanks to its jazz brunch on the weekends and house-made martinis. The friendly staff and people-watching just add to its appeal.