3951 West Maple Road Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 +1 248 644 2500
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 greens and loads of hazards make it a spot for some challenges. The north course opened in 1924 and is exclusively for members, while the south course has been witness to some winning thwacks during the 1924, 1937, 1961, 1985 and 1996 U.S. Opens and also hosted the 2008 PGA championships. The clubhouse itself is a replica of George Washington's Mt. Vernon home and is worth a visit.
12626 U.S. Highway 12 Brooklyn Brooklyn, MI 49230 +1 517 592 6666
Set in the scenic Irish Hills, the Michigan International Speedway has 37 years of racing history. The action takes place on the 1400-acre dirt track. The venue can pack as many as 25,000 spectators and is the largest sports arena in Michigan. Watch your favorite drivers take charge of the cars and burn some rubber on the track. It's all about speed and competition here!
318 West Fourth Street Royal Oak, MI 48067 +1 248 399 2980
From being a vaudevillian theater in 1928 to being one of the sought after entertainment venues now, the Royal Oak Music Theatre has seen many reformations in its more than 80 years of existence. This art-Deco venue has been host to a variety of performers from the fields of music, theater and comedy acts. Some of the past performances are The White Stripes, Billy Crystal and The Ten Tenors. The theater can also be used for any private event or corporate parties.
31 North Walnut Street Mount Clemens, MI 48043 +1 586 541 1107
The Macomb Music Theatre is a prestigious venue for live entertainment and the largest of its kind in the county. Located in the heart of downtown, this 17,500 square-foot (1,625 square-meter) space was built in 1921. It comprises of a three-tiered theater and The Rock Room lounge bar. State-of-the-art acoustics, LED lighting and stunning Beaux Arts architecture make the perfect backdrop for performing arts. An array of concerts, theatrical productions, comedy shows and cultural events are showcased here. Some of the artists to grace this stage include the likes of Pearl Jam, Kid Rock, Godsmack and Sean Kingston.
2525 Lake Eastbrook Boulevard Southeast Grand Rapids, MI 49546 +1 616 942 1328
The Orbit Room broadcasts live performances every week by some of the top Hip Hop and R&B artists. DJ Hypnotique and DJ Sanouk have been resident guests at the Orbit Room along with lively acts, such as Hot Hot Heat and Aaron Carter. The best part is that there is no minimum age limit required for entry!
317 South Dexter Street Ionia, MI 48846 +1 616 527 1310
Located in Ionia, which is about a two-hour drive Northwest from Detroit, the Ionia Fair Grounds holds a number of events throughout the year. The main one, however, is the Ionia Free Fair, one of the country's largest fairs. Celebrate at the venue with breathtaking rides, the wide variety of food stalls, and all the other fun events all at the same time. Call ahead for more details.
One Birch Road East Lansing, MI 48824 +1 517 432 1989
The Jack Breslin Student Events Center is the hub for Michigan State University's and East Lansing's major functions and sporting events. The arena is the home of the Spartans' (men's and women's basketball team) and also hosts several other entertainment events including the Harlem Globetrotters, Monster Truck Nationals and the Caravan Circus.
4300 Main Park Road Shelby Township, MI 48316 +1 586 781 4242
Patterned after its popular predecessor, Kensington Metropark, Stony Creek has 4,461 hilly acres around a lake created by a dam on the Clinton River. It's a year-round recreational paradise. During the summers, it's a place to swim on several sandy beaches, launch boats, fish, picnic, bicycle or hike on the 10-mile park road or play golf on the 18-hole public course. Bike rentals are available. In winter, it's a great place for cross-country skiing, tobogganing, ice fishing or ice-skating. A nature center, a nine-hole frisbee golf course and group camping are also featured. It's a long hour's drive from downtown Detroit but easily accessible from the Pontiac-Auburn Hills area or anywhere in northern Macomb County.
31300 Metro Parkway Metro Beach Metropark Harrison Township, MI 48045 +1 586 463 4581
One of the biggest freshwater beaches in the world, Lake St. Clair Metropark has over a mile of sand on a point of land jutting into Lake St. Clair, as well as an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Three marinas and eight boat ramps provide boaters with access to the lake. There are two boardwalks totaling 1600 feet in length and an extensive marsh area with nature walks. Canoeing, picnicking, a fitness trail, tennis and shuffleboard courts, miniature golf and an 18-hole par-3 golf course are among other recreation options, with ice-skating and cross-country skiing in the winter. It's worth the 40-minute drive from downtown if you like beaches and boats.
22920 Woodward Avenue Ferndale, MI 48220 +1 248 544 3030
Housed in an art-house movie theater, The Magic Bag features an eclectic mix of musical acts ranging from nationally known performers like Rickie Lee Jones and B. B. King, to emerging alternative rock groups. No frills but ample elbow room as you check out the latest music or watch a movie. The View n' Brew nights are quite popular, offering patrons the chance to sit back and enjoy a newly released film with a cold beer or wine for just USD2!
The Detroit Princess riverboat is about everything grand! Docked on
the Detroit River near Hart Plaza, the ship undertakes both private as well as public cruises and offers separate private charterers too. The cruises are generally two to three ...
The Arab American National Museum, located just east of Detroit
in Dearborn, is devoted to educating people about Arab American culture and history. Exhibits include Coming to America and Living in America as well as other exhibits designed to ...
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 ...