Best things to do in Detroit

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
205local recommendations
Bijou says “Detroit Institute of Arts boasts more than 100 galleries containing some of the most significant wor...” ·
2. Belle Isle
144local recommendations
Allie says “Belle Isle Park is a 2.5-mile-long, 982-acre island park, located in the international waters of the...” ·
3. Eastern Market
143local recommendations
Ivey says “Eastern Market is a historic commercial district in Detroit, Michigan. It is located approximately o...” ·
4. Motown Museum
2648 W Grand Blvd
81local recommendations
Marc says “This small museum on West Grand Boulevard packs in a lot of history. Between the years of 1957 and 1...” ·
5. Comerica Park
2100 Woodward Avenue
74local recommendations
Mary says “Comerica Park is an open-air ballpark located in Downtown Detroit. It serves as the home of the Detr...” ·
6. Slows Bar BQ Detroit
2138 Michigan Avenue
72local recommendations
Bijou says “Before anyone even bothers to visit Detroit in 2005, Slows BBQ opened its door and became an instant...” ·
7. Green Dot Stables
2200 West Lafayette Boulevard
58local recommendations
Miranda says “Our personal favorite. Cool vibes, nice bar with all drinks and whole menu basically under $3. A la ...” ·
8. Selden Standard
3921 2nd Ave
57local recommendations
Bijou says “Cuisine: Rustic, seasonal, modern American small plates using primarily locally sourced ingredients....” ·
9. Great Lakes Coffee
3965 Woodward Avenue
51local recommendations
Isaac says “Just good coffee, plus great place to hang and warm up or do work. Sometimes a little too busy, but ...” ·
10. The Heidelberg Project
3600 Heidelberg Street
56local recommendations
Anjali says “The Heidelberg Project is an outdoor art environment in the heart of an urban area and a Detroit bas...” ·
11. Ford Field
2000 Brush Street
64local recommendations
Ardent says “Lions home stadium offering behind-the-scenes NFL tours & an attached 1920s-era warehouse.”
12. Shinola Detroit Store
441 West Canfield Street
48local recommendations
Miranda says “One of Detroit's best new brands. Shinola is now the only watch made in the US and they are made in ...” ·
13. Supino Pizzeria
2457 Russell Street
34local recommendations
Vadim says “The neighborhood's pizza joint, the best known in Detroit. Margharita is my favorite! ”
14. HopCat
4265 Woodward Avenue
32local recommendations
Nathan says “Hopcat is a popular brewpub that comes to Detroit (as does Founders Brewery) from Grand Rapids, whic...” ·
15. Mudgie's
1300 Porter Street
35local recommendations
Cara says “Welcome to sandwich city, with great salads, too. Try the daily soup, whatever it is. Don’t forget...” ·
16. Astro Coffee
2124 Michigan Avenue
49local recommendations
Kimberly says “ls located .9 miles down on Michigan Avenue as a coffee shop with a small selection of baked goods a...” ·
17. Little Caesars Arena
2645 Woodward Ave
28local recommendations
Sean says “Brand new in 2018, Little Caesars Arena is home to the Detroit Red Wings NHL Franchise as well as th...” ·
18. Northern Lights Lounge
660 West Baltimore Street
34local recommendations
Miranda says “Some of the best live jazz you can find happens here. Tuesdays are our favorite to see Dennis Coffey...” ·
19. Woodbridge Pub
5169 Trumbull St
34local recommendations
Carrie says “A select beer special each night, and trivia Wednesday nights (makes it a busy night). Good neighbor...” ·
20. The Guardian Building
500 Griswold Street
38local recommendations
Michael says “The Guardian Building is one of the coolest buildings in Detroit. It is according to Wikipedia "A bo...” ·
21. Greenfield Village
49local recommendations
Jack says “The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, is an internationally recognized cultural destination that bri...” ·
22. Michigan Central Train Depot
2001 15th Street
27local recommendations
Kelsey says “Ford just purchased our most iconic abandoned building. Check it out before its fully gutted and ren...” ·
23. Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Ave
30local recommendations
Louis says “Beautiful outdoor park, a beachfront bar and amazing food & drink vendors ready to serve whatever th...” ·
24. The Sugar House
2130 Michigan Ave
47local recommendations
Danielle says “Detroit's original craft cocktail bar. 101 classic cocktails + an incredible seasonal menu expertly ...” ·
25. City Bird
460 West Canfield Street
33local recommendations
Jill says “This is THE place to go to get your tasteful boutique-style Michigan goods. The surrounding area ha...” ·
26. Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino
24local recommendations
Paul says “Just about a 5 minute drive east of the Manor the renowned Caesars Casino is there for your pleasure...” ·
27. The Henry Ford Museum
20900 Oakwood Boulevard
34local recommendations
Lauren says “This is a truly unique chance to step into the past and see some of the turn of the century inventor...”
28. Two James Spirits
2445 Michigan Ave
41local recommendations
Randall says “Two James is located in Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, and is the first licensed distiller...” ·
29. Craft Work
8047 Agnes Street
37local recommendations
Jill says “Great happy hour that goes until 6 (with $10 half dozen oysters), well-made cocktails and a raw bar....” ·