UPSCALE. CULTURED. FUN. The tree-lined suburbs of Oakland are a 20-to-40-minute drive north of downtown Detroit. Here, we love the finer things in life. The cafe scene. A good meal. The outdoors. Shopping or a show. From the happenin’ downtowns (Ferndale, Royal Oak, Rochester and Birmingham) to the Detroit Zoo, there’s plenty of fun and friends in the Oakland District.
Retail options are plentiful in the Oakland District, with outlets featuring name brands and unbeatable prices right alongside upscale malls offering chic high-end designer collections. Posh downtowns? Oakland has several, with cozy streets and one-of-a-kind boutiques.
After dark, Oakland’s trendiest downtown hot spots such as Ferndale and Royal Oak amp things up with live music, billiards, comedic entertainment and more.
Things to Do
The Detroit Zoo, a huge aquarium, a Lego playroom of epic proportions, a Tudor Revival-style mansion to tour, an open-air concert venue, manicured parks, bike paths and golf courses. The list just goes on and on in the Oakland District.
Food & Drink
In the Oakland District, steakhouses abound, sushi is a staple and Oprah Winfrey loves a famous grilled cheese sandwich served here. In this district, cocktails are craft, beers are brewed on-site, and the menus and atmospheres are often eclectic.
Places to Stay
The Oakland District blends lots of green spaces with sprawling shopping, trendy downtowns, entertainment, sports and industry. Hotels follow in the same vein with lots of value options, plus super chic and trendy addresses.
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