Weekend Staycation in Detroit

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Downtown Detroit buildings and waterfront.
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Detroit, Michigan, is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture. Whether you're a local or a visitor, a weekend staycation in Detroit can be a fun and memorable experience. From delicious food to exciting attractions, this guide will help you plan the perfect weekend getaway.

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Where to stay in Detroit, Michigan

Westin Book Cadillac

In downtown Detroit, this historic stay is home to a popular steakhouse and fun lobby bar.

Detroit Foundation Hotel

Art-forward Detroit institution delivering accordingly in design, gastronomy and experiences.

Shinola Hotel Detroit

Historic hotel given a handsome, modern rinse, in the downtown district of Woodward.

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Things to do in Detroit, Michigan

coastal city with skyscrapers

Visit the Detroit Institute of Arts

This world-renowned museum features an extensive collection of art from around the world, including works by Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso.

Explore the Eastern Market

This historic market offers a variety of fresh produce, artisanal foods and unique shopping opportunities.

Take a walk along the Detroit Riverwalk

This scenic walkway offers beautiful views of the Detroit River and the city skyline, as well as access to a variety of parks and attractions.

Visit the Motown Museum

This museum celebrates the history of Motown Records and features exhibits on the artists and music that made the label famous.

Catch a Game or Concert at Little Caesars Arena

This state-of-the-art arena is home to the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons, as well as a variety of concerts and events throughout the year.

Places to eat & drink in Detroit, Michigan

Restaurant in Detroit

Selden Standard: This farm-to-table restaurant offers a seasonal menu with locally sourced ingredients and creative dishes.

Wright & Company: This upscale restaurant offers a variety of small plates and craft cocktails in a chic, industrial setting.

Townhouse Detroit: This trendy restaurant offers a menu of American cuisine, craft cocktails and a stylish atmosphere in the heart of downtown Detroit.

Grey Ghost Detroit: This trendy restaurant offers a variety of meat-centric dishes, including their famous burger, in a stylish atmosphere.

Takoi: This modern Thai restaurant offers a unique menu of bold and flavorful dishes in a hip, industrial setting.

Need to Know

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Tori Petry's guide, Motor City Revival: Arts, Culture & Food in Detroit. This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Michigan.

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