What to Do around The Westin Southfield Detroit
Collected by Westin AFAR
Forget what you may have read or heard in the news, Detroit is the place to visit if you want a vibrant urban scene. Urban gardens, the oldest farmers' market in the U.S., galleries and boutiques, craft breweries, even a burgeoning bike scene—the Motor City has it all.
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.
2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208, USA
Fans of Motown can see the studio where famous artists recorded some of their albums, check out memorabilia, and listen to some classics at the Motown Historical Museum. Their collection is extensive and owns a wonderful array of uncommon photos....
556 W Maple Rd, Birmingham, MI 48009, USA
With broad expanses of green space, large shade trees, and beautifully preserved historic structures, the Birmingham Historical Museum and Park could be mistaken as merely a place to relax. It's a peaceful, quiet reserve.However, it's also a...
19949 Twelve Mile Rd, Southfield, MI 48076, USA
Right on Evergreen Road in the middle of Southfield, in a busy section of office buildings and hotels, the Mary Thompson Farmhouse and still-working farm presents a chance for the visitor to imagine exactly what life was like before the skyline...
215 W Troy St, Ferndale, MI 48220, USA
Rose Szwed has been leading lively and engaging bus tours with 'Step On' in Michigan and Ohio for more than 10 years. I recommend the tour of Detroit's historic East Side neighborhoods, which includes homes on Lakeshore Drive and a tour of Belle...
39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, USA
The Cranbrook Educational Community is one of the most revered names in Michigan, and under the umbrella of that name is an art museum, a secondary school, a graduate program, the institute of science, a research center, and historic homes with...
Beverly Hills, MI 48025, USA
The Chamber Music Society of Detroit plays at a revolving list of nine venues in Southeast Michigan during a series of events throughout the year, such as the Sunday Recital Series, Signature Chamber Series, Listen at the Library, and CMSD in...
22742 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220, USA
The Detroit Improv Festival is an annual event that fills theaters in the greater Detroit area with improvisational acts from around the United States. During the night I attended, there were local acts, as well as a group from Chicago. Tickets...
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...
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...
41 Fisher Ct, Clawson, MI 48017, USA
At the Clawson Historical Museum an innovative group of exhibits and presentations enables visitors to learn about the history of the area through stories about the way people recycled and reused before the "green" revolution, the way early...
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...
26300 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI 48076, USA
Southfield Public Library is an epicenter of community life in metro Detroit. The expansive building is set on a gorgeous campus with water features and an outdoor seating area. They offer three floors of books, multimedia, live performances,...
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...
8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067, USA
Peacocks roam free, you can walk underneath polar bears, you can even get up close and personal with the giraffes. There's also a railroad and carousel. The historic Detroit Zoo is the perfect place to take your children for an afternoon of fun in...
39221 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, USA
On the first Friday of each month, Cranbrook's Science Institute is open free after 5:00 p.m. It's a chance to roam with dinosaurs, gaze at stars through powerful telescopes, chill out in the ice age exhibit, learn more about the history and...
28123 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334, USA
There are museums and centers scattered around the United States that deal with the tragedy of the Holocaust. What sets the Farmington Hills Holocaust Memorial Center apart from other such establishments is that here, the focus is on highlighting...
1650 E 10 Mile Rd, Hazel Park, MI 48030, USA
Where can you find the best in live entertainment, loud raucous fun, gamble a few dollars and have your fill of beer without breaking your bank account? At the Hazel Park Raceway in Detroit of course! The horse tracks at Hazel Park Raceway are a...