Detroit Itinerary: Ways to Spend A Day or Two in the 'D'

Adventures aren’t limited to faraway vacation spots. From tours and sightseeing, dining and shopping, to hotels and cultural activities, there’s a whole lot to see and do right in our own backyard. So make a day (or a weekend) of it with this trek of Motown. Just remember to bring a pair of comfortable shoes.



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TOURS

> Detroittourconnections.com: A wide variety of walking and bus tours. Select a focus of interest, architecture, historic churches, old and new Park Avenue, or places with Pewabic installations, for example.

> Diamond Jack’s River Tours (below): See Detroit’s skyline from the water. The upper-river cruise runs from the Rivard Plaza dock near the Renaissance Center. Lower-river cruises depart from Bishop Park dock in Wyandotte. diamondjack.com.

> dtoursdetroit.com: Various walking and bus tours promise a Detroit “immersion.” Also available are tours of Detroit’s historic ethnic enclaves as well as nightlife and entertainment.

> Experiencedetroit.com: More than 30 options with printable maps on the website include architectural tours, Belle Isle, Downriver, mansions and estates, and ethnic neighborhoods.

> hometownhistorytours.com: Narrated bus tours.

> insidedetroit.org: Bus, walking, and Segway tours of city highlights.

> mcmillintours.com: Click on “events” for information.

> Model T Piquette Plant Tours: Visit the birthplace of
the Ford Model T. tplex.org.

> Preservation Wayne Detroit Heritage Tours: Themed tours include skyscrapers, sculptures, fountains, bootlegging on the river, historic cemeteries, auto heritage, and the annual Theater Palaces tour in August. preservationwayne.org.

> visitdetroit.com: Audio tours with printable maps and scripts. Other area tours are also listed on the website.

> wheelhousedetroit.com: Themed bicycle tours include architecture, urban agriculture, art, Belle Isle, Eastern Market, Civil War, Underground Railroad, and Southwest Detroit/Fort Wayne.

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