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We want to share love not Covid so we kindly ask that if you are feeling under the weather, please obtain a negative Covid test or stay home and we will celebrate together soon!
We want to share love not Covid so we kindly ask that if you are feeling under the weather, please obtain a negative Covid test or stay home and we will celebrate together soon!
January 1, 2022
Detroit, MI

Carmen and Michael

    Carmen and Michael
    Things to Do

Things to Do

Stevie Wonder. Aretha Franklin. Kid Rock. Detroit is home to some of America's greatest icons (and Kid Rock). Here's our favorite stuff to see and eat in Detroit. PS - We know it will be cold but Ubers/cabs are available to check out downtown!

Campus Martius Park

800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
, (313) 566-8250

Great spot for ice skating in the heart of downtown! Campus Martius Park is Detroit’s official gathering place that connects Detroit's main streets Woodward Avenue and Michigan Avenue, and is one of 6 downtown parks. Surrounded by some of Detroit's best bars, restaurants, and historical monuments and architecture, Campus Martius is a great starting point to your Detroit tour! Keep an eye out for the famous Spirit of Detroit statue, pop up food stands and craft markets, and an outdoor biergarten. Up to date events for all of the parks can be found here: http://downtowndetroitparks.com/.

Downtown Detroit Markets

60 Cadillac Square, Detroit, MI 48226

Check out the glass house shops at the holiday market. Nearby, in the Cadillac Lodge, you can enjoy entertainment and tasty treats such as homemade soup, charcuterie boxes by Thyme & Honey, cinnamon donuts, and lemonade and create-your-own hot chocolate or coffee from Bea’s.

Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202
, (313) 833-7900

The DIA, located in Midtown Detroit, has one of the largest and most significant art collections in the US and houses Diego Rivera's "Detroit Industry" frescoes depicting the auto industry at Ford Motor Company.

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124
, (313) 982-6001

For car aficionados or history buffs, the Henry Ford museum is a must-see. The museum preserves artifacts from the Industrial Revolution and other historical highlights such as JFK's presidential limousine, Abraham Lincoln's chair from Ford's Theatre, Thomas Edison's laboratory, and the Rosa Parks bus. Don't miss out on the Rouge Factory tour to see a modernized assembly plant in action.

Guardian Building

500 Griswold Street, Detroit, MI 48226
, (313) 963-4567

The Guardian Building is one of the most significant and striking Art Deco skyscrapers in the world and represents a past era enriched by people who believed in the success of Detroit and its many cultures. The building has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Free tours are available here: https://puredetroit.rezgo.com.

Lafayette Coney Island

118 West Lafayette Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48226
, (313) 964-8198

You will see Coney Island diners all over the city, but Lafayette is one of the most well-known (and best, in our opinion). Famed for their chili-topped hot dogs and fries (and bitter rival with American Coney Island next door), coney dogs are a must whether it's 12pm or 12am. Cash-only!

Bakersfield Tacos

3100 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
, (313) 974-7040

Authentic Mexican street fare

San Morello

1400 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
, (313) 209-4700

Hip, trendy Italian restaurant prepping wood-fired pizza & handmade pasta with seasonal ingredients.

Union Assembly

2131 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
, (313) 636-6000

Classic grub like ribs, burgers, wings & pizza, plus cocktails, in an airy venue with funky decor.

Leila

1245 Griswold Street, Detroit, MI 48226
, (313) 816-8100

Chic eatery serving Lebanese staples such as falafel, meat dishes & hummus, plus creative cocktails.

The Brakeman

22 John R Street, Detroit, MI 48226

Fried chicken & sides showcased at this sizable venue that has craft beers, foosball tables & TVs.

The Skip

The Belt, Detroit, MI 48226

Colorful bar with a large outdoor space for frozen drinks, craft cocktails & a thoughtful beer list.

Calexico Detroit

1040 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
, (313) 262-6361

Contemporary dining space with Mexican standards like burritos plus margaritas.

Karl's

1509 Broadway Street, Detroit, MI 48226
, (313) 855-2757

Retro-style diner serving milkshakes & comfort food for brunch and dinner

Honest John's

488 Selden Street, Detroit, MI 48201
, (313) 832-5646

Relaxed eatery dishing breakfast all day & American classics in a down-home setting with a jukebox.

Detroit Shipping Company

474 Peterboro Street, Detroit, MI 48201
, (313) 462-4973

Old shipping containers turned into an indoor venue featuring local street vendors, bars, an art gallery & a stage.