Detroit Metro Area for Anyone
Collected by Max Power
Detroit is a city with a fascinating history that’s once again on the rise. Get an education at the Automotive Hall of Fame, taste the city’s multicultural cuisine, and check out the local art scene, and you’ll find more than enough reasons to come back.
1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075, USA
Guests of the Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport hotel can enjoy a a meal at DEMA Lounge—just steps from their room. Here they serve healthy options from the signature "Superfood" menu. Set inside the hotel and surrounded by an indoor pond and...
441 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
The word "shinola" was popularized during World War II when the phrase, "You don't know shit from Shinola" became a commonplace colloquialism. Back then, it referred to a Texas brand of shoe polish, which was government issue for all soldiers. In...
Detroit, MI 48242, USA
Detroit is a colorful, gritty, oft-misunderstood city. If you get a chance to visit, or if you're connecting to somewhere else, there's one colorful aspect of the city that is a can't miss: the rainbow tunnel at DTW. The tunnel connects Concourse...
13624 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126, USA
An affiliate of the Smithsonian, this is the first museum in the U.S. that honors the considerable contributions of Arab Americans to American culture—fitting in that Dearborn, MI, has the largest Arab American community in the United States. Arab...
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,...
901 W Lafayette Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
If John K. King Used & Rare Bookstore looks more like an enormous factory than a sweet independent bookstore, consider this: The building, which was once an old glove factory, stuffs more than a million secondhand and rare books onto each of its...
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...
460 W Canfield St #101, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Just next door to its sister shop, City Bird, Nest is under the same ownership and shares the same unique, handmade aesthetic. Where the two differ is that Nest specializes in design-oriented, one-of-a-kind trappings for the home, from candles to...
2030 Park Ave, Detroit, MI 48226, USA
Come for a sip of the Cliff Bell at happy hour (that's Dewar’s Scotch, sweet vermouth, Absinthe Ordinare, and orange bitters), stay for the live jazz and the lively 1930's atmosphere. Cliff Bell's jazz bar in downtown Detroit is a slinky watering...
8606 N Telegraph Rd, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127, USA
If you thought the classic burger, chicken sandwich and shake combo couldn't be improved upon, you were wrong. Moo Cluck Moo opened in Dearborn Heights in 2013 with the simple premise that this classic comfort food can be made better using local,...
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,...
10400 Ford Rd, Dearborn, MI 48126, USA
This movie theater is worth the drive (no pun intended), if you’re seeking an authentic, Americana experience. Order a Coke and attach one of the old-time speaker boxes to your car window, and then settle in for a retro evening. Of course, the...
20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124, USA
At Greenfield Village, part of The Henry Ford, the goal is to recreate what life was like in the early days of the United States of America. That goal is more than accomplished through the historic structures, activities, and even the work of the...
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