Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Collected by Karen Gardiner , AFAR Local Expert
4016 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, MI 48192, USA
Paddle sections of the Detroit River for a true outdoor experience—right in the middle of the metro area. Tours run up and downriver, and usually range from 1.5 to 2.5 hours in length. The Detroit Historical Canal Tour involves a 2-hour paddle...
340 S Main St, Plymouth, MI 48170, USA
Few places far from a coast have as impressive a selection of fresh seafood as The Sardine Room in Plymouth, Michigan. The restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating on quaint Main Street, specializes in oysters from every major producing region...
7660 Merriman Rd, Romulus, MI 48174, USA
Michigan's craft beer scene is booming and you don't even have to stray far from Detroit's airport to get a taste. Merriman Street Grill offers a long menu of American- and Mexican-style dishes, with an emphasis on local produce, as well as a fine...
6559 Grand River, Detroit, MI 48204, USA
MBAD'S African Bead Museum celebrates African culture and heritage. The museum—with its sculptures, textiles, pottery, and, of course, beads—is interesting, but the best experience is touring the property's huge outdoor art installation.
2601 W Fort St, Detroit, MI 48216, USA
Reimagined Motor City is now relying less on the automobile and more on the energy and vision of entrepreneurs who are taking the city in new directions while building on its remains. Johnny Noodle King, a ramen bar in an old industrial...
3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA
Renting a canoe at Gallup Park is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in Detroit. The beginner-level river is known for being smooth, with occasional drops and small rapids, making it safe for families. Be sure to pack a picnic: There are plenty of...
7650 Merriman Rd, Romulus, MI 48174, USA
This cozy, unpretentious Middle Eastern-style café is decorated with murals so colorful you might imagine yourself a world away from the area around the Detroit airport. Shawarmas, salads, hummus plates, and more come fresh and can be ordered...
330 Oakwood Blvd, Detroit, MI 48217, USA
This family-run southwest Detroit institution has been in business since 1968, serving Italian cuisine in a charming atmosphere. The menu offers an extensive selection of homemade pastas, prime cuts of meat, and fresh fish thoughtfully prepared to...
2450 S Telegraph Rd, Dearborn, MI 48124, USA
In Dearborn, just 15 minutes from the airport, this home-style Thai restaurant earns frequent acclaim and gets many repeat visitors. On the menu familiar Thai dishes, such as hot-and-sour soup and pad pak, are featured alongside Mongolian hot pot...
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