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.
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
Have Lunch at the Museum
1:00 PM: Cross over to Greenfield Village
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)
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.
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
12:30 PM: Leave Pegasus Tavernas
1:00 PM: Walk to Mariner’s Church Historical Marker
Finally, end up in Campus Martius.
Enjoy the band, or the ice skaters.
Pick a favorite.
4:00 PM: Walk down to Michigan Avenue People Mover Station
Go to Grand Circus Park People Mover Station
5:45 PM: Walk back to Grand Circus People Mover Station
Head back to Greektown
Stop at Astoria Pastry Shop
Snag some dessert that doesn’t need refrigeration
Head to your car.
Have dinner at Union Street.
7:45 PM: Head down to the Music Center and see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
11:00 PM: Head back to the hotel
9:30 AM: Wake up, get ready.
10:30 AM: Head to Rose’s Fine Food
Pick up a picnic basket
11:00 AM: Head to Belle Isle
Have a picnic
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.
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:
7:30 PM: Head back to the hotel, and pack up.
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