Extend Your Stay in Detroit

Expand your travels with Detroit’s top-rated activities and experiences.

Dive into a wide variety of things to do while staying in Detroit before or after Tourism Academy. The Motor City is bursting with premier cultural institutions, iconic dining spots, and breathtaking green spaces. Discover these unforgettable experiences during your extended trip.

Stroll Through the Museums

Whether you’re a history buff or a painting enthusiast, Detroit offers a variety of fascinating museums for all visitors, ranging from cars and music to contemporary art and science.

Two cyclists walking along a riverwalk in Detroit.

Unwind in Outdoor Spaces

June's sunshine will be giving way to verdant greenery during Tourism Academy. Rent a bike and ride along scenic paths, or picnic under the shade. Here are some of the popular nature destinations in Detroit:

  • Belle Isle | This island park is stretched over 900 acres, featuring an aquarium, zoo, and conservatory.
  • Campus Martius Park | Based in the downtown area, visitors will enjoy gardens, food trucks, and picnic spots.
  • Dequindre Cut | Former railroad line that has been converted into a greenway with vibrant graffiti art.
  • Elizabeth Howell Park | Explore outdoor adventures across 250 acres, enjoying a variety of running and hiking trails in the Brightmoor neighborhood.
  • Grand Circus Park | Downtown park that’s in close proximity to the Fox Theatre, Detroit Opera House, and the Fillmore.
  • Lafayette Greens | Community hub with lush natural scenery, which is located in the downtown area and is next to the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel.
  • Palmer Park | One of the biggest parks in the city with woodlands, meadows, recreational spots, and outdoor sports facilities.
  • William G. Milliken Park and Harbor | Take in breathtaking riverfront scenery at the historically first urban state park in Michigan and enjoy quick access to downtown Detroit activities.
A customer picking out a record at Third Man Records in Detroit.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Looking for local goods and souvenirs near you? Detroit is home to a variety of shops and retail hubs such as East Market and Woodward Avenue. Peruse through some of the top stores in the Motor City:

  • City Bird | Indie boutique that’s a local-favorite for eclectic home goods, jewelry, stationery, and more.
  • Detroit vs. Everybody | Sells Detroit-themed clothing and accessories for all ages and genders.
  • Division Street Boutique | Located in East Market, you’ll find apparel that embraces the Motor City’s culture.
  • Hugh | Offers a curated selection of high quality homewares in the Midtown neighborhood.
  • Shinola | Upscale store featuring handcrafted accessories and leather goods with an onsite cafe.
  • Savvy Chic Trends | Parisienne-inspired boutique with a diverse assortment of clothing and homewares.
  • Third Man Records | Vinyl record shop with a vast industrial chic space including a wide range of vinyls, record pressing plant, and a novelties lounge.
A group of friends cheering with drinks at the Belt in Detroit.

Make Your Way to Top-Rated Restaurants

Explore Detroit’s thriving culinary scene with a plethora of places to eat near you. For an art-filled evening, stroll through vibrant displays of art through The Belt and discover mouthwatering bites that are located in this cozy alley. Taking a break between shopping excursions? Head over to Parker’s Alley in the downtown area, where must-eat dining spots and chic boutiques await. For more nearby places to eat, check out our recommendations near the Westin Book Cadillac.

Create a Sports-Filled Day

Visit Comerica Park and watch the Detroit Tigers Baseball play against the Washington Nationals from June 11 to 13. Explore a stadium tour at Ford Field or the Little Caesars Arena, exploring the history and traditions of the Detroit Lions, Red Wings, or Pistons.

With a plethora of top-rated museums, parks, restaurants, and sporting events, you’ll soak in the summer rays and receive some much needed vitamin “D-etroit.”

For more recommendations on exciting activities, visit www.visitdetroit.com.

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