Autumn in the Mitten State
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Now that summer is winding down and the family vacations, reunions, weddings, and graduations are memories, it’s the season to do something for you. There’s still plenty of time and nice weather for traveling Up North. Traverse City and Petoskey are free of the crush of tourists, which makes exploring these spectacular cities a treat. Or take in a weekend of golf and spa time at Shanty Creek.
Fall brings about the desire to stimulate the brain, but if you’re beyond heading back to school, consider attending an amazing production sponsored by the University Musical Society in Ann Arbor. With programs ranging from symphonies to songstresses, this year’s season is bold and enchanting.
Of course, so many great things are happening right now in Detroit, a weekend getaway might not even take you out of the city limits. Tour the fabulous Ford Piquette Plant, birthplace of the Model T, or enjoy dinner and a show at MotorCity Casino. Who knows — wherever you decide to go, this just may be your lucky weekend!
MOTORCITY CASINO HOTEL
2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
Welcome to Detroit’s most exciting escape destination. At Motor- City Casino Hotel, you’ll find a world where you can escape from the everyday. Whether you’re dining at Iridescence, making the slot machines ring out, relaxing at our spa, or seeing a show, you’ll discover what it’s like when excitement, luxury, and pleasure are shaken together to create an experience you can’t get anywhere else.
Just seeing the room is a wake-up call. In our 400 luxurious rooms and suites you’ll find unrivaled elegance coupled with the latest technology and amenities. With complimentary Wi-Fi, on-screen in-room flight updates, decadent bedding and spa bath products, in-room dining, and a business center and fitness center that are available 24 hours a day, it’s like being right at home — only better.
Big sound. Up close. Enjoy free live music nightly at the intimate Chromatics Lounge, or take in a concert at Sound Board, our live performance theater that features some of the biggest names in entertainment. This 1,500- seat theater puts everyone up close to the performers, and its state-of-the-art sound and lighting technology makes it an intense entertainment experience.
Every day, we offer a place to hide out from the everyday. D. Tour, our 13,000-square-foot spa, offers thermal whirlpools, large steam rooms, and dry saunas. We have a specialized selection of massage and body treatments so you can pamper yourself with manicures, pedicures, facials, and massages, all designed to revitalize body, mind, and soul.
You can’t work or play on an empty stomach. Perfectly executed food, intelligent wine selections, and stunning ambience are on the menu at Iridescence, our AAA Four Diamond Award-winning restaurant. Modern American cuisine is complemented by breathtaking city views and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. If you’re in the mood for something a little more casual, the Assembly Line Buffet, The Lodge Diner, Grand River Deli, Pit Stop, and Little Caesars are guaranteed to get your motor running.
We’re in the business of unforgettable. We offer everything you need to make your next event truly memorable. From cutting-edge presentations to gala banquets, MotorCity Casino Hotel has the right facilities and the right people to make the extraordinary happen. With 67,000 square feet of flexible banquet and meeting space, sophisticated boardrooms, and the state-of- the-art Sound Board theater, you’ll find everything you need to make your next meeting or event legendary.
Top Golf Resorts in the World, Top Courses in the World, Michigan’s Golf Course of the Year — the accolades bestowed upon Shanty Creek Resorts go on and on, and are truly world class. With four championship golf courses from iconic architects like Arnold Palmer and Tom Weiskopf to incredible panoramic views of autumn colors from every angle, outstanding course conditions, and value that’s second to none, fall golf at Shanty Creek Resorts is a spectacular experience. Fall unlimited golf packages start as low as $83 per person, per night.
TRAVERSE CITY TOURISM
Sure, Traverse City is fun in the summertime — but it’s even better in the fall!
Autumn is the best time to enjoy the beauty and adventure of this magical place. During this quiet, intimate season you can experience Traverse City the way the locals do, when the shopping and dining are more relaxed, and people can take the time to slow down and chat.
Fall is the perfect season to stroll on the beach, indulge in a small town shopping adventure, play a round of championship golf, take a tasting tour of the beautiful Traverse City wine country, or savor Traverse City’s famed culinary scene. Come on up — we’re waiting to amaze you!
FORD PIQUETTE AVENUE PLANT
Some plants produce products. This one manufactured a better world.
As the birthplace of the Model T, the Ford Piquette Avenue plant was the spark that helped usher in the automotive age. Find out how you can preserve this National Historic Landmark for generations to come.
PETOSKEY AREA, MICHIGAN
Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan and surrounded by wooded hills, the resort communities of the Petoskey area are the perfect escape from the ordinary. Autumn brings spectacular color tours, plus great rates on golf and lodging. This is truly a Michigan treasure. FREE vacation guide.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY (UMS)
Finally, a night out that’s as fabulous as you are. Housed on the University of Michigan campus, UMS presents a rich, eclectic season of the world’s best performing artists right here in Ann Arbor. Whether it’s date night, you’re reconnecting with friends, or taking a well-deserved break from the everyday, UMS will serve you a feast of incredible concerts, theater, and dance performances that’s sure to satisfy your ravenous cultural appetite. Best of all, you don’t have to go all the way to New York City to enjoy it. What are you waiting for? Your great night out starts here: ums.org.
Tickets on sale now. Group discounts available.