Campus Martius Park is without a doubt the center of Detroit. It’s like our Times Square, but not so touristy. It’s where we light up our tree in the winter. It’s where every walk of life comes down to skate and shop during the holidays. And it’s the most happening place in Detroit during lunch hour. With a trendy restaurant right in the middle of the park and a beach in the summertime, this destination has plenty to offer.
Woodward Avenue cuts through the city and takes you all the way into Oakland County and beyond. Three Detroit neighborhoods were recently connected along this road with The QLine streetcar. In downtown, you will find shopping, restaurants, theaters and two stadiums along the strip, so there’s never a dull moment. Moving into Midtown, you’ll find our cultural district and college kids exploring the little shops and eateries.Beyond that, you can get connected to the Amtrak train and catch a show at the Fisher Theatre.
Capitol Park is an up and coming area of downtown Detroit. If you’re into supporting local businesses (please do!), stop by these restaurants, coffee shops, markets and boutiques. There is a lot of renovation going on in this area as well, so you can see our comeback in action.
The District is the talk of the town. Everyone is excited to see what’s next for this 50-block area between downtown and Midtown, anchored by the brand new Little Caesars Arena. Even if you aren’t a sports fan, you have to check out this area to see what Detroit is all about. We love our sports, and there’s no denying it in The District. Filled with sports bars, opening day celebrations, tailgates and entertainment galore, you won’t be bored here. Trust us.
No matter who you’re traveling with, everyone enjoys the Detroit International RiverWalk. With views of our neighbor Canada, the Ambassador Bridge and the GM Renaissance Center, you’re in for a great afternoon. Walk down to the carousel or the butterfly garden, play in the fountains, and take in the Michigan sunshine.
Belle Isle is perfect for you outdoorsy folk. Located directly in the middle of the Detroit River, take a bike or your car over the bridge for a picnic, or just to explore. There’s a conservatory and nature center on the island for the science lovers, and the island is beautiful in the fall for photos. Belle Isle also offers a great shot of the Detroit skyline. Instagram photographers rejoice!
The Cass Corridor is thriving right now. From shops and breweries (we’re pretty excited to see when Founder’s opens up here) to brand new development, the Cass Corridor is Midtown’s most exciting place to be right now. Another great area for those who enjoy the hip and trendy things in life.