Weekend Staycation in Detroit
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
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
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.
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