This is an island in the middle of the Detroit river, and it’s a great place for cyclists. It’s five miles around the whole island, which makes it a really easy way to gauge your distance. It’s on the border of Canada and Detroit, so when you’re on the island, you get to see both riverfronts. All the bike lanes on the island are newly paved and flat, so you don't have to deal with any bumpy hills. And there’s a yacht club on the island, so if you can get in, that’s a nice place to be around the people who are movers and shakers in the city.
awesome park for a picnic, great views of the city, a beach, boat rental, aquarium, fountain, fishing.
HUGE park in Detroit. An Island with a beach, fishing spots, paths, views, etc. You can spend all day here BBQing and exploring. Bike friendly.
A short drive from Downtown, Belle Isle is one of those places you just need to see. There’s a lot to see there including the James Scott Memorial Fountain and Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory. Honestly, you can plan an entire afternoon there and would have plenty to do. Also, this is yet another…
“The Detroit Institute of Arts has one of the largest and most significant art collections in the United States. ”
“You CANNOT visit Detroit without a visit to Eastern Market on Saturdays . This spot is comprised of market vendors, restaurants, retail shops and much more. All around a neat piece of Detroit that’s a definite must-see.”
“ Detroit is also the home of MOTOWN. There’s no way you can reasonably visit Detroit without swinging by the Motown Museum. Loaded with history, it’s amazingly cool to see where some of the greatest legends in R&B recorded their tunes. It truly is Hitsville, U.S.”
“Premier contemporary art museum in Detroit, although it is more the size of a large gallery. Lots of events happening here so check their calendar online for more info!”
“Without question, Selden Standard is responsible for kick-starting Detroit’s food scene when it opened seven years ago. And while you can’t go wrong with any of the food here, start with the “vegetables & such” portion of the menu, which includes things that are better than anything under a “vegetables & such” header should be. From there, check out the meat and fish section, which includes things like charred octopus and lamb ragu.”