Detroit Travel Guide

detroit travel guide what to do in detroit

When I told people we were heading to Detroit, the question I was asked repeatedly was, “Why?”. It’s where Alan went to college and it’s one of the American cities that has been on my list of places I want to see. After the great recession, everyone said Detroit was dead. I’m here to tell you that she is alive and booming. If you’re looking for a low-cost and interesting weekend getaway, add Detroit to you list. We found it to be walkable in most areas and also used public transit (Alan is an Urban Designer so we always checked out the transit system everywhere we go).

I want to thank my friend Chelsea for so many of these recommendations. We hit up all of the spots on her list and I can’t wait to go back to Detroit!


Rose’s Fine Food
10551 E Jefferson Ave
Detroit, MI 48214
*super cute breakfast & lunch place

Cafe D’Mongo’s (for weekend night time drinks)
1439 Griswold St
Detroit, MI 48226

Apparatus Room
Detroit Foundation Hotel
250 W Larned St
Detroit, MI 48226

Lady of the House
1426 Bagley Ave
Detroit, MI 48216

600 Vester Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220
*great seafood

Wright & Co.
1500 Woodward Ave floor 2
Detroit, MI 48226

Selden Standard
3921 2nd Ave
Detroit, MI 48201

Johnny Noodle King
2601 W Fort St
Detroit, MI 48216

Avalon International Breads
422 W Willis St
Detroit, MI 48201


Lost & Found Vintage
510 S Washington Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067
*I did a try on session here in IG stories

Leah’s Closet
722 W Eleven Mile Rd
Royal Oak, MI 48067

Virgie Geroux
7 N Saginaw St Suite 2C
Pontiac, MI 48342

El Dorado General Store
1700 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
*I did a try on session here in IG stories


Detroit Institute of Arts

Motown Museum

The Heidelberg Project

Belle Isle

Michigan Grand Central Station

Detroit Eastern Market
This is a sprawling farmers’ market with a lot of different vendors. Just note, on Tigers game days the market is closed so fans can tailgate.

African Bead Museum

Campus Martius

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