Collected by Nikki Bayley, AFAR Local Expert
32336 Woodward Ave, Royal Oak, MI 48073, USA
Is there a better rainy day or cold weather activity than settling in for some serious browsing of the racks at a secondhand book store? I don’t think so. You’ll find treasures of all kinds at this little store from rare antiquities to signed...
19355 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48075, USA
See what the locals have been raving about for years at this exported-from-Portland gem that specializes in incredibly calorific—and truly wonderful—pancakes and waffles. Give the house favorite Apple Pancake a whirl and swoon over the perfect...
13950 Oak Park Blvd, Oak Park, MI 48237, USA
Open seasonally from August till May, lace up your skates and get skimming across the ice at Oak Park. Ice hockey fans can get a workout at the drop-in sessions and you can sharpen up your skate skills by booking one-on-one time with a pro.
24101 W Nine Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48033, USA
Check online or call to find out what events or community classes are running while you’re in town at this well-equipped culinary center, which is designed for industry insiders and enthusiastic foodies alike. From learning how to cook tacos with...
29115 Greenfield Rd, Southfield, MI 48076, USA
Enjoy a delicious cup of organic coffee or fresh-pressed juice as your kids have the time of their lives in this fun mini-Detroit play city. From pretending to be pizza makers or post office workers to crewing the automotive factory (of course—it...
29410 Northwestern Hwy, Southfield, MI 48034, USA
From fun monthly "sommelier SLAM" wine pairing meals to guest chef dinners, you’re sure of an innovative dining experience when you visit this critics’-favorite Italian restaurant. Ingredients are imported daily from across Italy along with fine...