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1439 Griswold St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
"Have you heard about d'Mongo's? It is Ryan Gosling's favorite place to visit when he comes to town!" Although I never saw Ryan Gosling, bartender Red knew immediately that I was new in Detroit and that I'd never been in before. She recommended I...
1601 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
For a respite from busy downtown Detroit, take a walk through Grand Circus Park. Established in 1850, the park is home to several statues and old-fashioned fountains, including the Russell Alger Memorial Fountain, which dates to 1921. A stroll...
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...
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...
1 Civic Center Dr, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Someone once told me there's no better way to see a city than from the water. In Detroit, that's also the way to straddle the border between the United States and Canada! Take a ride on the Detroit Princess Riverboat and you'll see downtown, Belle...
Greenfield Village, Dearborn, MI 48124, USA
The Henry Ford Museum is a vast playground for history buffs, children, and couples looking for an unusual date. The collection that was started by Henry Ford himself now contains an estimated 26 million artifacts in displays and collections that...
440 Burroughs St #129, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
D:hive is a walk-in center for residents of Detroit and visitors to the city, conveniently located on Woodward Avenue in the heart of downtown. A large wall map highlights the different sections of the city and what each has to offer, pop-up shops...
555 E Lafayette St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Just one bite of moussaka or a sip of ouzo and you'll think you've arrived in the Peloponnese instead of Greektown, Detroit. Although at one time, nearly all of the businesses were owned by Greek-American families, the neighborhood has added...
25331 Trowbridge St, Dearborn, MI 48124, USA
The Glass Academy is the instructive branch of the Furnace Design Studio, a glassblowing gallery and workshop in metro Detroit. Visitors can register for monthly classes and studio workshops that teach everything from beadmaking to beer mug design...
21400 Oakwood, Dearborn, MI 48124, USA
Make a pit stop at the Automotive Hall of Fame, halfway between the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport and downtown Detroit, to fill up on your knowledge of the automobile industry before you hit "Motor City." It's a place to marvel at all...
45 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Sure, it's a massive chain restaurant, but for a fun night out of crowd-pleasing food, drinks, and loud music, you can't really go wrong at Hard Rock Cafe. Look out for music memorabilia from Motown acts and Detroit locals, including the...
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...
2130 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
Step into Sugar House and step 100 years back in time. The saloon's decor, atmosphere, and drinks are based on the pre-Prohibition era, and the name pays tribute to the Sugar House Gang, a group of bootleggers in 1920s Detroit. The impressive...
1521 Broadway St, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
The tapas-style Small Plates is open all day, but their Sunday Brunch is prime time for digging into the varied menu. You'll find frittatas, huevos rancheros, French toast, blintzes, and much more, and you can even build your own Bloody Mary at a...
118 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Every city has its food specialities and in Detroit one of the favorites is the Coney Island hot dog, a messy but gorgeous fast food snack that consists of an all-beef dog with chili, white onions, and yellow mustard. In Detroit the only question...
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