Detroit in 3 Days

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Detroit is very near and dear to my heart. It was the closest large city when I was growing up, so I have had many day trips downtown. This is a three day itinerary for someone who wants to experience a long weekend, or short vacation, in the renaissance city.

Friday 

8:00 AM: Wake up, and get ready.

9:00 AM: Have breakfast at The Hudson Cafe

10:15 AM: Head to The Henry Ford Museum

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Have Lunch at the Museum

1:00 PM: Cross over to Greenfield Village

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4:00 PM: Leave the Museum, head downtown.

4:45: Have dinner at Tony V’s Tavern

6:00 PM: Head to the Detroit Institute of Arts

(They are open late ONLY on Friday)

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9:00 PM Leave the DIA.

9:30 PM: Have a drink and snack at Northern Lights Lounge

10:30 PM: Head back to your hotel.

Saturday 

9:30 AM: Wake up, and get ready.

10:30 AM Head downtown, and find a parking spot

Try the Greektown Casino Parking Structure.

11:00 AM: Have greek brunch at Pegasus Tavernas

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12:30 PM: Leave Pegasus Tavernas

Take The People Mover to The Renaissance Center

1:00 PM: Walk to Mariner’s Church Historical Marker

The Guardian Building

The Spirit of Detroit

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The Monument to Joe Louis

The Michigan Labor Legacy Monument

Hart Plaza

Finally, end up in Campus Martius.

Enjoy the band, or the ice skaters.

3:00 PM: Have a Coney dog at American Coney Island AND Lafayette Coney Island

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Pick a favorite.

4:00 PM: Walk down to Michigan Avenue People Mover Station

Go to Grand Circus Park People Mover Station

Walk to:

The Fillmore Theatre

The Fox Theatre

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Comerica Park

Ford Field

5:45 PM: Walk back to Grand Circus People Mover Station

Head back to Greektown

 Stop at Astoria Pastry Shop

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Snag some dessert that doesn’t need refrigeration

Head to your car.

6:20 PM: Park between Union Street Restaurant and Max M Fisher Music Center

Have dinner at Union Street.

7:45 PM: Head down to the Music Center and see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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11:00 PM: Head back to the hotel

Sunday:

9:30 AM: Wake up, get ready.

10:30 AM: Head to Rose’s Fine Food

Pick up a picnic basket

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11:00 AM: Head to Belle Isle

Have a picnic

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12:00 PM: Take a tour through The Belle Isle Aquarium

1:00 PM: Leave Belle Isle, head to The Detroit Zoo

1:45 PM: Arrive at the Zoo.

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4:30 PM: Leave The Detroit Zoo.

5:00 PM: Drive downtown, to the Renaissance Center

5:45 PM: Sit down and finish your trip with a skyline dinner from:

Andiamo Riverfront

or

Coach Insignia Detroit

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7:30 PM: Head back to the hotel, and pack up.

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Thank you for reading!

Disclaimer: I do not claim credit for any photos pictured here.