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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> Attend an auction at Du-Mouchelles; dumouchelles.com.
> Visit the N’Namdi Gallery, in Detroit’s Sugar Hill Arts District; 313-831-8700, grnnamdi.com.
> Detroit Film Theatre; dia.org/detroitfilmtheatre/14/DFT.aspx.
> Cass Café: Restaurant and art gallery (free Wi-Fi); 313-831-1400, casscafe.com.
> Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD); 313-832-6622, mocadetroit.org.
> Motown Museum (Hitsville U.S.A.); 313-875-2264, motownmuseum.com.
> Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry fresco in Rivera Court at the DIA, something every metro Detroiter (and metro Detroit child) should see; dia.org.
> Detroit Artists Market (DAM) (above), founded in 1932, promotes, exhibits, and sells the work of emerging and established artists; 313-832-8540, detroitartistsmarket.org.
> Pieces by such renowned Detroit-area artists as Charles McGee, Marshall Fredericks, and Tom Phardel adorn the 13 People Mover stations. thepeoplemover.com/art-instations.id.4.htm.
> See listings here for more galleries, museums, and events.
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