Is it lunchtime already? Grab a quick bite at one of the city’s food trucks and get ready to explore the area on foot.
Food trucks can be found every day at downtown’s Cadillac Square and Woodward Esplanade. Known as Detroit Street Eats, the rotating fleet of more than 75 trucks features foods from around the world. Take your lunch across the street to Campus Martius Park, a public space that features gardens, live entertainment and a “beach” in the warmer months.
After lunch, take time to walk through the area and explore some of the sights that can’t be seen from the car. The Belt, an alley that connects Gratiot Avenue to Grand River, is a short walk from Campus Martius Park and features murals from more than a dozen artists. Also nearby is Parker’s Alley, lined with small shops – most of which are open on Mondays.
After leaving Parker’s Alley, head over to Woodward Avenue, the city’s most iconic street. The Qline runs daily up and down Woodward, and you can catch the streetcar at nearby Grand Circus Park. From Grand Circus Park, take the Qline north to the Canfield Station stop. Stop for a drink at Hopcat, located across Woodward, before heading down Canfield to Third Man Records, launched by Detroit musician Jack White in 2001. Canfield also has other interesting shops including City Bird and Shinola Detroit.