Things to Do in Detroit

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Not far from Hockeytown Café, this sleek martini bar caters to an entirely different clientele, more akin to SoHo than the heartland. The first... Read More

Like pro-ballpark stadiums in Cleveland and Baltimore, Comerica Park, which opened in 2000, has the thrilling feel of an old stadium, but with all the... Read More

After a $158 million renovation, Detroit’s well-respected institute reopened with updated infrastructure and galleries in late 2007. Among the... Read More

Wildly popular in summer, RiverWalk stretches along the water for 2.5 miles of fountains, walkways, and green space starting at the Cobo Hall convention... Read More

Crossing borders in the days of tightened security can be a hassle, but it’s worth hopping over the Detroit River for a day trip into Canada. The... Read More

In 1986, to make a statement about poverty and despair—and hopefully to chase off drug dealers—artist Tyree Guyton began painting... Read More

Selling only the best hats crafted in Europe and the U.S. has been the single-minded focus of Henry the Hatter, which has been in Detroit since 1893 and... Read More

Packed with sports fans year-round and party types on hot summer nights, this hulking, three-floor bar takes its moniker from the nickname given to... Read More

The sort of store bibliophiles dream about is housed in an old glove factory in the shadow of historic Corktown. Row after row of books—more than... Read More

With a Vegas-esque level of luxury, complete with plasma TV’s in bathroom mirrors, the MGM Grand is a rare find in the Motor City. When this $800... Read More

Stand in the studio where countless hits for the famous Motown label were recorded. This modest brick home—bought in 1959 by Berry Gordy Jr. and... Read More

Korean-born Dominic Pangborn was the owner of a well-known Detroit graphic design firm before he expanded his bold geometric patterns into the fashion... Read More

In 1903, at the peak of the Arts and Crafts movement, Detroit artist Mary Chase Stratton invented an iridescent glazing process to create high-quality... Read More

Far cooler than the typical souvenir shop, Pure Detroit incorporates local products and the city’s automotive heritage into hip gifts and... Read More

A treasure hidden in plain sight, this 40-story architectural gem is a quirky Art Deco-style orangey brick-terra-cotta-limestone skyscraper. Built in... Read More

The region’s premier museum, the Henry Ford is a breathtaking repository for the history of innovation. The sprawling indoor-outdoor collection,... Read More

The hottest nightclub in Detroit at the moment, V comes alive on weekend nights with a trendy crowd eager to hit the dance floor. V might as well stand... Read More

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