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Detroit: The Ultimate Girls Trip Destination

Modified: September 29, 2021

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If you’re like us,  you’ve been missing quality time with your friends. Reconnecting with your chosen family is the focus for the second part of our ‘Reconnection Series.’ Though we’re highlighting a girls getaway in Detroit, these recommendations are great for everyone!

The 2017 comedy, Girls Trip, featuring four 40-something friends reuniting in New Orleans was a breakout hit. The film made over $140 million and prompted groups of friends to see it together more than once.

 

It also inspired plenty of women to call up their crew, pack a bag or two, and look for the best places to tell old stories and make new memories.

 

Look no further: Detroit is your next great girl’s trip destination.

 

Gathering with friends for a weekend is what defines most girl’s trips. So, in this guide, we offer our best picks for how to enjoy two to three days in our fair city.

 

 

Photos provided by: Pure Detroit Downtown, Jadore Detroit and Vito Palmisano

Where to Stay

 

Detroit has a number of cool hotels that are great fits for your girl’s getaway. Here are a few of our picks.

 

Top Picks

The Cochrane House Luxury Historic Inn Detroit

216 Winder St. Downtown

 

This art-filled, 18th century mansion in Detroit’s historic Brush Park was built in 1870, and is located in the heart of Downtown Detroit. The innkeepers are sisters Roderica & Francina James and who love to host guests in the home where they also live.

This private luxury bed & breakfast is located in the center of Downtown Detroit putting it within walking distance to many of the city’s attractions.

Suite’s in the B&B feature steam showers in some rooms and soaker tubs in others, and a kitchen where guests are welcome for cookies or a glass of wine. To elevate the relaxation experience, the James sisters can arrange a full spa package including a private chef or other guest requests.

The B&B is an adult-only establishment and has numerous amenities including free WiFi, discreet check in and out, and special event management.

 

The Siren Hotel

1509 Broadway St. Downtown

 

This trendy hotel is located in a historic building with retro-chic quarters, a cocktail bar, and dining options. The Siren Hotel is also outfitted with tons of beautiful artwork.

Featuring unique spaces and fixtures, The Siren will inspire moments of conversation and engagement through the curated aesthetic. Vintage fixtures, a unique gift shop, and restaurants featuring James Beard-nominated chefs make this destination a great choice.

One of the most beautiful and Instagram-worthy bars in Detroit is The Candy Bar located inside the hotel. Classic cocktails are served in an environment that feels like Old Hollywood. The incredible Parisian chandelier is sure to catch your eye.

Candy Bar features a feminine, but powerful space that makes it a great destination for a girl’s trip.

 

The Inn at 97 Winder

97 Winder St. Detroit

 

Another trendy hotel this inn is a Second Empire mansion that has 10 one-of-a-kind guest rooms. The hotel prides itself on four-star customer service which is perfect for girls who may be enjoying a get away from home responsibilities.

The Inn at 97 Winder features spa-quality bath products and other luxurious amenities. It also offers guests a complimentary continental breakfast of pastries, fruit, coffee & teas. The Inn at 97 Winder is featured on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the best low-key hotels in Detroit.

 

 

Photos provided by: Christian Harder and the Mall at Partridge Creek

Motor City Casino craps table

Where to Play

 

Top Picks

MotorCity Casino

2901 Grand River Ave. Detroit

 

What could be more fun than gambling on a girl’s trip? Detroit’s only locally-owned and operated casino, the Motor City Casino features world-class gaming, live entertainment, and a luxury hotel that features a well-respected spa facility.

The casino has a car-theme and features slot machines, gaming tables, sports betting and a poker room.

Sound Board is one of the city’s best small live music venues with an intimate setting that creates an intense concert experience for a crowd of less than 2,500.

The MotorCity Casino is also a great place to stay. The hotel in the casino has beautiful warm rooms including 33 suites that all feature amenities and technology. A deluxe stay at the casino’s hotel is also featured with a credit to play in the casino.

 

MGM Grand Detroit

1777 3rd Ave., Detroit

 

This exciting casino features gaming including the new BetMGM Sports Lounge where fans can grab a drink and cheer for sports teams. The casino also features a Topgolf Swing Suite with fun for golfers and non-golfers alike. The Swing Suite also features arcade games and makes for a cool way to relax and enjoy some downtime.

Enjoy the plush rooms and suites in this casino. The MGM Grand Detroit even features a meeting space.

One of the best girls trip attractions at the MGM Grand Detroit is the luxury corner suite which features a living room and dining area with a 55” TV. The suite has a full bath, deep-soaking whirlpool tub, dual rain-head and triple body shower, and more. The luxury corner suite only has one king-sized bed, but snuggling up with best friends is some of the best fun.

 

 

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Greektown Casino Hotel

555 E. Lafayette St. Detroit

 

Located in the heart of downtown, the Greektown Casino features 400 guest rooms and suites in a 30-story environment. The proximity to nightlife makes it a great destination to see the sights and gamble.

The 100,000 square foot building is packed with action-packed things to do from slot machines to table games and live poker. Greektown also has a unique decor and layout that is different from the other two casinos. The casino also offers a lot of high-stake game play for exclusive players. Like you and your girls.

 

 

Photos provided by: MotorCity Casino Hotel

How to Slay

 

What’s a girl’s trip without shopping? Here’s a short list of some of the metro areas’ best shopping.

Check out Nora Detroit on Cass Avenue. Both shops have a wide selection of housewares and unique gifts. The flagship Shinola store is also in the midtown neighborhood.

Flo Boutique is one of our favorites for its eclectic and funky signature style. We also love City Bird and Nest Housewares for one-of-a-kind gifts and locally created items like candles, vintage items, and more.

In Corktown, check out Mama Coo’s Boutique for handmade pieces and small home furnishings.

The Avenue of Fashion is a destination for jazz, fashion, and beauty options in Northwest Detroit. Stop by SimplyCasual for unique pieces that can’t be found in a regular shopping mall.

Parker’s Alley is another must-see destination. The specially-curated space has a lot to offer and many of the stores in this area are women-owned which makes it even more fun.

 

The Lip Bar Exterior

 

 

Photos provided by: Mitchells on the Avenue, Great Lakes Crossing and Bedrock Detroit

The Belt alley in Detroit

Must See Mission

 

The Pose Experience

15618 W. 10 Mile Rd., Southfield

 

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to visit The Pose Experience. This cool new “selfie museum” in Southfield has become a hit spot since it opened in February.

The venue is outfitted with tons of gorgeous colorful backgrounds that make is a great location to take selfies for your Instagram. The space is also for rent for special events.

Due note, there is not a changing room available. So you and your girls must arrive flawless, but… that should be no problem.

 

 

Photos provided by: District Detroit and the Belt

Mentioned Attractions And Venues





  1. 1
    The Siren Hotel
    1509 Broadway St., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-277-4736
  2. 2
    Candy Bar
    1509 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226
    313-277-4736
  3. 3
    MotorCity Casino-Hotel
    2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48201
    866-782-9622
  4. 4
    MGM Grand Detroit
    1777 Third Ave., Detroit, MI 48226
    877-888-2121
  5. 5
    Greektown Casino-Hotel
    1200 St. Antoine St., Detroit, MI 48226
    313-223-2999
  6. 6
    Nora
    4240 Cass Ave., Ste. 109, Detroit, MI 48201
    313-831-4845
  7. 7
    Shinola
    441 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-285-2390
  8. 8
    Flo Boutique
    404 W. Willis St., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-831-4901
  9. 9
    City Bird
    460 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-831-9146
  10. 10
    Nest Housewares
    460 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48201
    313-831-9776
  11. 11
    Mama Coo's Boutique
    1701 Trumbull Ave., Ste. C, Detroit, MI 48216
    313-404-2543
  12. 12
    The Historic Avenue of Fashion
    6336 W. 7 Mile Road, Livernois between 8 Mile and McNichols roads, Detroit, MI 48221
    313-600-6930
  13. 13
    Simplycasual Clothingstore
    19400 Livernois Ave., Detroit, MI 48221
    313-864-7979
  14. 14
    The Cochrane House Luxury Historic Inn Detroit
    216 Winder St, Detroit, MI, USA
    313-230-0398
  15. 15
    The Inn at 97 Winder
    97 Winder St, Detroit, MI, USA
    313-832-4348
  16. 16
    The Pose Experience
    15618 W 10 Mile Rd, Southfield, MI, USA