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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Souvenirs

> A Pewabic tile depicting the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory on Belle Isle; bibsociety.org.

> A flowered pig or piñata from Honey Bee La Colmena Market (below); 313-237-0295, honeybeemkt.com.

> Winnings from MotorCity, MGM Grand, or Greektown casinos. motorcitycasino.com, mgmgranddetroit.com, greektowncasino.com.

> Sangria growler from Vicente’s Cuban Cuisine; 313-962-8800, vicente.us.

> Gourmet cheese from R. Hirt Co., Eastern Market; 313-394-0441, rhirt.com.

> Tigers trinkets for the kids; tigers.com.

> Fitted hat from Henry the Hatter; 313-962-0970, henrythehatterdetroit.com.

> A loaf of Motown Multigrain bread from Avalon International Breads; 313-832-0008, avalonbreads.net.

> A DSO recording from the gift shop in The Max; detroitsymphony.com.

> A dozen chocolate-chunk cookies to go from Opus One restaurant downtown (order 24 hours in advance, $18 per box, $24 in a velvet bag); 313-961-7766, opus-one.com.

> A T-shirt from one of Michigan Opera Theatre’s productions, available at the gift shop in the Detroit Opera House; motopera.org.

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TOURS | SOUVENIRS | BARGAINS | PHOTO OPS | ACTION | SHOPPING | ART/CULTURE | DINE/DRINK | HAPPY HOUR | SIGHTSEE | DRIVE | SAMPLE WEEKENDS DOWNTOWN AND MIDTOWN | METRO DETROIT'S OTHER DOWNTOWNS

 

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