Things to Do in Detroit During the Auto Show
Story by Amelia Ritter
The North American International Auto Show is back after two years and better than ever! Having moved from January to September, NAIAS is celebrating its 115th year in style with activations all over the city.
Looking for other ways to spend your time while you’re in town from September 14-25? Check out these options below!
Greektown: No trip to Greektown is complete without a visit to Astoria Pastry Shop, the only challenge is picking what you want to try. Make a night of it and press your luck at Greektown Casino. Polish off the night with a stop at Golden Fleece for the best gyro in town.
Renaissance Center: Check out Michigan’s tallest building and Detroit’s iconic skyline staple, the Renaissance Center. While you’re exploring, you’ll have 29 restaurants to choose from, including Joe Muer Seafood, Andiamo, and a 1,100-seat food court.
Detroit People Mover, Photo courtesy of Vito Palmisano
Campus Martius: Hang out at the park and enjoy the fall weather! Grab a bite to eat at Parc or a food truck from Downtown Street Eats. You can also enjoy a cocktail at BrisaBar, an Instagram-worthy new seasonal spot in the park.
Canfield Street: Explore a bit outside of downtown in one of Detroit’s hottest neighborhoods – Midtown. The Shinola flagship store and Jack White’s Third Man Records are must-sees. Midtown is foodie-heaven. Grab a bite at La Feria, or Selden Standard, and wash it down with a brew at Jolly Pumpkin, Motor City Brewing Works, or HopCat.
Detroit Month of Design: Detroit Month of Design is back for its 12th annual citywide celebration of creativity that calls upon designers and the greater Detroit community to come together and celebrate the city’s role as an international design capital. The 2022 festival will host over 70 events and experiences that can be enjoyed in open-air spaces, indoors, on-demand, and virtually. See all events and installations here.
For more activities, check out our weekend guide and September guide.
Mentioned Attractions And Venues
Get Directions (313) 877-8777
Full-service 2.4-million-square-foot convention center with five exhibit halls, 80 meeting rooms and eight banquet rooms…
Get Directions (313) 962-1529
Enjoy delectable appetizers, salads, pizzas, delicious entrees, unique sandwiches and handcrafted ales and lagers, all…
Get Directions (313) 964-6800
Get ready for fun and good food prepared in the open kitchen in the front…
Get Directions (313) 962-2100
Red Smoke features classic barbeque fare in an attractive, historic two-story building in Greektown. The…
Get Directions (313) 962-7093
Traditional Greek food from Gyro, Shish Kabob, Lamb Chops, and Steaks. Enjoy a variety of…
Get Directions (313) 567-6837
The Midwest's premier seafood restaurant right in the heart of downtown Detroit. Enjoy classic fresh…
Get Directions (313) 567-6700
Andiamo is a full-service Italian restaurant with house-made pastas, steaks and chops along with fresh…
Get Directions (313) 285-2390
As makers of handcrafted watches, bicycles, leather goods and journals, Shinola believes that products should…
Get Directions (313) 209-5205
Hand sanitizer station available for use at the entrance. Third Man Records was originally founded…
Get Directions (313) 438-5055
Flavors born in local farms, captured at the peak of the season, prepared in a…
Get Directions (313) 262-6115
Offers eclectic pub fare, signature pizzas, truffle fries & all craft beers, distilled spirits &…
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