Sometimes the best vacations happen in your own backyard. To prove our point, we’ve compiled a list of 10 terrific places to visit during a Detroit staycation. From Legos to lagers, there’s something for everyone!
One of the benefits of a staycation is being able to sleep in your own bed. But if you want to treat yourself, consider spending a night or two at Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney. It’s in a beautiful historic building with easy access to the Detroit People Mover and it’s pet friendly!
For physical activity that’s a bit outside the norm, head to Drive, Detroit's official table tennis social club. In addition to Olympic quality ping pong tables, it has a restaurant and bar.
With indoor rides, a 4D cinema, and a large play area, Legoland Discovery Center Michigan is ideal for families with kids 3-10 years old. (For additional kid-friendly things to do in Michigan, click HERE.)
For a live show, the city’s best bet is The Magic Stick, which dates back to the early ‘90s. For a more low-key music experience, visit Cliff Bell's, one of the oldest jazz clubs in Detroit’s entertainment district, complete with Art Deco interiors and classic cocktails.
Enjoy a delicious meal at Atwater Brewery, which brews traditional German lagers in a former factory warehouse.
Shop ‘til you drop at Great Lakes Crossing. With more than 180 retailers and restaurants, it’s Michigan’s largest outlet mall.
View and purchase works by the D’s emerging and established artists at Detroit Artists Market.
Visit Campus Martius Park and take a picture in front of its centerpiece, Woodward Fountain, which can shoot water up to 100 feet in the air. During the holidays, it serves as the base of the city’s grand Christmas tree.