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3600 Heidelberg St, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
Detroit artist Tyree Guyton took a look around his neighborhood and was unhappy with what he saw. So he decided to do something about it. The Heidelberg Project, a public art display exploding across Heidelberg Street in eastern Detroit, is the...
2001 15th St, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
Detroit is a truly incredible city, and a place I highly recommend everyone visit. You'll find great food, beautiful architecture, wonderful people and vibrant art scene that can surprise you in unlikely places. We stumbled across this inverted...
558 Monroe Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
If you’re in downtown Detroit and notice an unexpected Mediterranean vibe, you’re probably in Greektown. The area is filled with Greek places to dine and drink, but Pegasus Taverna is continually recommended as the best. This family-owned open...
2517 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
Germack began in Detroit in 1924 as the Germack Pistachio Company and is the oldest roaster of pistachio nuts in the United States. Today, it occupies more than double the retail space it once did and sells more than just nuts—now the highlight...
2124 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
Astro Coffee is a youthful coffee shop located in the historic yet revitalized Corktown neighborhood of Detroit that serves up beans from some of the country's finest roasters, including San Francisco's Sightglass Coffee and Durham's Counter...
Detroit, MI, USA
This is one of Detroits many abandoned buildings that can be explored. There's a big movement to reclaim and restore these buildings, including this train station, but the process is slow. This is near the top floor; taking the stairs isn't always...
Eastern Market, Detroit, MI, USA
The eat-fresh, know-your-farmer trend that's sweeping the United States hasn't skipped over Detroit. But lest you think Eastern Market is just like the pokey farmer's markets cropping up all over the country, know this: Eastern Market is an entire...
114 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Philly has its cheesesteaks; New York, its bagels with lox. Locals in these places are seemingly born with a precise vernacular and ingrained cultural etiquette on how to order these food items. Detroiters are not left without their regional...
2233 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Conveniently close to Tiger Stadium, Fox Theatre, and many of the best nightlife spots Detroit can offer, Hot Taco is a great choice for post-event satisfaction. It's also excellent for lunch, a snack, dinner, or really any time of day you might...
4620 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Nestled in the heart of Detroit's Cultural District—adjacent to Wayne State University, the Detroit Institute of Art, and the College of Creative Studies—sits Cass Café, a restaurant, bar, art space, and music venue. A cornucopia of vegan,...
422 W Willis St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Avalon International Bakery has been delighting Midtown residents for 16 years. Many of their breads are made with a sourdough starter and favorites amongst regular clientele include: scallion dill (great for grilled cheese sandwiches), beer...
2130 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
It doesn't matter what time of day you find yourself at Sugar House, the drinks are always incredible. As is their attitude toward the creation of a good libation. Just take this quote on their menu as proof: "We are still heartily of the opinion...
800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Campus Martius Park changes with the seasons. Situated in the heart of downtown, it is reminiscent of New York City's Bryant Park. In summertime, a beach welcomes children of all ages who desire a little sand between their toes. A beach bar, green...
3434 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
Detroit is built on American industry, so a stop at The Detroit Mercantile Co. is a must. The products are tough, rugged, and American-made, just like the city itself. Find everything from retro Slinkies and decks of playing cards to...
2489 Russell St, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
Rocky's has been in business in Detroit since 1969. In its current form on Russell Street in the Eastern Market neighborhood, it's a superstore for candy and nuts. However, it also offers spices, oils, specialty cooking items like gluten-free...
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...
4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
One of the best presenters of hip, global music in Michigan is MOCAD, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit. This is Omar Souleyman...a Syrian musician who fuses traditional Middle Eastern jams with electronic beats. It's bizarre and awesome. And...
660 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Talk about a quick fix: The service here is automated. Select your beans, watch them get ground and then brewed all within a matter of seconds by one of the modern machines at this downtown coffee shop. The no-nonsense blends are served in sleek,...
70 W Alexandrine St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
This cafe in a garden on a side street in Detroit serves up perfect French crepes, fresh salads and a variety of other menu items that really replicate the experience of dining in France. Their coffee drinks come in a mug the size of Paris herself...
800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
If you’ve never done it before, there is something rather magical about skating outdoors; this rink is especially handsome, with the city skyscrapers rising all around. Lace up your skates and enjoy a session on the rink. Throughout the holidays...
600 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48243, USA
Travel stress making your muscles ache? There’s a 15 minute solution just around the corner at the Corporate Mind and Body Spa, which offers chair massage sessions for as little as $10. You’ll be surprised at how fast you can unwind in the hands...
5708 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
Showtime Clothing, in the heart of Detroit, has a 'rockstar' appeal. In fact, many musicians and artists stop by looking to spruce up their wardrobe before a big gig. The store is packed to the brim with a never-ending assortment of leather,...
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