4454 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 +1 313 832 6622
The Museum of Contemporary Art's sole mission is to encourage contemporary art and provide a platform for artists to showcase their talents. It's located in the Cultural Center of Detroit, an impressive 22,000-square-foot space. Not only for art exhibitions, the space is also open for lectures, events and screenings. It also features a store where you can buy exclusive MOCAD T-shirts. A $5 donation is suggested for admission.
Woodward Avenue and Grand Boulevard Detroit, MI 48202 +1 313 202 4444
While rambling around the New Center Place in downtown Detroit, one gets a good mix of white collar workers discussing the latest entrepreneurial ventures and eager shoppers looking to get a bargain in the nearby stores. While most bustling cities often separate shopping and commercial districts, one can find it all in here. Plush high-rises housing the richest of businesses, a variety of stores with clothes and antiques on display, theaters playing the latest movies and large food courts serving up plates of food are all mixed together into a buzzing hub of activity. Art lovers will enjoy visiting the Motown Historical Museum and Contemporary Arts Gallery. At night, the various clubs open their doors to the workaholics, soon converting them into party animals.
500 Temple Avenue The Masonic of Detroit Detroit, MI 48201 +1 313 832 7100
The Scottish Rite Cathedral, located in The Masonic, is an ideal venue for events and gatherings. Stepping from the lounge through the hall of the Masonic Temple, you can find this Cathedral right in the center of the entire complex. With a seating capacity of 1600, this place is generally used for the dramatization of Scottish Rite degrees. Beautiful carvings and the gorgeous color scheme in the ceiling add to the beauty of this cathedral. It has four manual organs and a modern stage and is also used for graduation ceremonies, lectures, concerts and plays.
2644 Harrison Street Detroit, MI 48216 +1 313 962 4247
Established in 1902, Nancy Whiskey is one of the oldest bars in Detroit that remains in operation. This is a classic Irish pub that serves a wide variety of beers and cocktails. The games of local professional sports games are always on the televisions here, ensuring an enthusiastic crowd.
237 Joseph Campau Street Detroit, MI 48207 +1 313 877 9205
The Atwater Brewery is located in a big warehouse in Rivertown in Detroit. Since 1997, Atwater has been brewing up tasty beers using a 200 year old brewing method. All the brewery's equipment is imported from Germany, ensuring that their beers are all done as properly as possible. The tap room is located at the brewery and there you can taste all of their creative offerings like their Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale or Cherry Stout. If you're not in an adventurous mood, don't worry as they have plenty of traditional offerings as well, ranging from a pale ale to IPA and classic Pilsner. The brewery also produces special seasonal beers as well as a single batch series.
Rivard Street & Atwater Street Rivard Dock Detroit, MI +1 586 778 7030
Servicing Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River, Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters provides a one of a kind experience to all who come aboard. The Infinity is 117 feet long and can carry up to 130 guests, while the larger Ovation is 138 feet long and can carry 300. Each ship is a popular for hosting weddings, birthdays, corporate events and more. Be sure to attend a cruise during their Summer Cruise Series, which is a main draw of the charter company. Each cruise features a different theme (for example, "Margaritaville," "Motown," or "Christmas in July") with accompanying food and music. It's a great way to have fun and tour the Detroit River or Lake St. Clair. Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters docks in several locations; please check the website for further details.
1000 Sainte Anne Street Detroit, MI 48216 +1 313 496 1701
The second oldest Catholic Church in the United States, Ste. Anne's was founded in 1701 shortly after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac dedicated Fort Pontchartrain. The current church, located near the Ambassador Bridge, is the eighth Ste. Anne's and dates to 1886. It's a finely detailed Gothic structure with flying buttresses (unusual in the United States) and four gargoyles near the entrance. The wood altar was taken from the 1818 church. It has the oldest stained glass in Detroit, a beautifully hand-carved communion rail and an impressive old pipe organ. Mass is celebrated daily, with a second mass on Sundays in Spanish. This is one of the city's greatest architectural and historic treasures.
4114 West Vernor Highway Detroit, MI 48209 +1 313 841 0400
Whether you call it the Mexicantown Fiesta Center or El Club, nobody has two doubts about its popularity. This comparatively new music venue is the latest addition to the happening music scene of Detroit and patrons are extremely happy to attend better concerts. Apart from the cool event line-up, El club features a bar serving variety of drinks; patrons can sit on the patio that has garden seating.
Detroit Riverfront Detroit, MI 48215 +1 616 245 2217
With the beautiful River Rouge, River Canard, and the Ecorse River as its tributaries, the views surrounding the Detroit River are truly splendid. One of the busiest waterways in the world, the river itself has been heavily polluted, but over the last few decades major efforts have been made to clean it up and restore it to its natural state. The river has become a major commercial hub over the years, with a number of beautiful hotels and commercial buildings cashing in on its beauty. Cruises like the The Detroit Princess Riverboat are ideal for showing you the best of Detroit's riverfront. Also within the Detroit River you'll find a number of picturesque islands, such as Belle Isle and Grosse Isle, which are always buzzing with activity.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
The world's largest museum of African American history and culture,
this impressive building opened in 1997 and is named after the local doctor and activist who first established it. With 120,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Charles H. ...
Golf enthusiasts will find this an ideal spot to enjoy
live action. An award winning venue with two 18 hole courses, it is host to professional golf tournaments and tickets sell like hot cakes. Tree lined fairways, smooth, rolling ...
On Belle Isle, two cannons from the Battle of Lake
Erie mark the entrance to this marine branch of the Detroit Historical Museums. A visit affords a fascinating short course in Detroit's maritime history. Ship models on display range ...