What to Do around The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Collected by Westin AFAR
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.
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...
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...
2211 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Detroit's theater district is said to be the second-largest in the United States after New York City's, and the historic Fox Theatre is the nucleus of the district. Although the surrounding area exudes a cosmopolitan cool left over from the days...
4222 2nd Ave, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Thanks to its starring role in the middle of Detroit's Theatre District, Mario's is a popular spot for dinner before or a show or drinks after. But even if you don't have tickets to the latest vaudeville, this Italian restaurant has diners covered...
1340 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207, USA
Sure, Detroit is known for automobiles. But to get under the hood of the city, head to Wheelhouse Detroit, the epicenter of the city's cyclists. Wheelhouse can provide rental bikes and gear for independent-minded travelers looking to explore their...
481x74, 29350 Northline Rd, Romulus, MI 48174, USA
Who cares if it’s cold outside when you can race around indoors and work up a serious sweat playing paintball? Whizz around the minimal cover "speedball" court or get stealthy in the corridors of the camouflaged court and test your sniper skills...
40151 E Huron River Dr, Belleville, MI 48111, USA
A year-round outdoors space, you can lose yourself in the 1,258 acres of mature woodlands in Lower Huron Metropark. Once the summer season of water parks and lazy river floats has ended, the beauty of fall foliage takes over and you can snap some...
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...
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...
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...
Belle Isle, Detroit, MI, USA
It's America's largest city-owned island park, and it's right in downtown Detroit. Belle Isle is home to an aquarium, a beach, a museum of Great Lakes maritime memorabilia, and the romantic Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, which holds one of...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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