Anniversary Ideas: Celebrate with a Weekend in Detroit

Ah, anniversaries. Whether it’s the first or the 25th year of wedded bliss, the pressure is on to plan the perfect anniversary date. Why not make it easy on yourself and follow this itinerary for an anniversary weekend spent in The D?
1 Weekend
48 hours
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ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND: FRIDAY

Check in to the Detroit Foundation Hotel (Book Now). This boutique property combines industrial and luxury design in Detroit’s former fire department headquarters. The carefully-crafted rooms provide the perfect atmosphere for an anniversary weekend.

After you’re settled in, grab dinner at Apparatus Room. It’s conveniently located in the Foundation Hotel. Make sure you have a reservation because a table at this restaurant is a hot-commodity. For an extra special anniversary date night, book a spot at the Chef’s Table to sample the restaurant’s best offerings (it was named the 2018 Detroit Free Press Restaurant of the Year.) Prolong dinner with drinks and dessert, you’ll enjoy each other’s company while taking in the ambiance.

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ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND: SATURDAY

Start Saturday off with breakfast at Hudson Café. Their monster pancakes and hash browns are to die for. You can take the nice stroll through Campus Martius Park and up Woodward Avenue to get there.

After breakfast, head over to Woodhouse Day Spa. It’s just a hop, skip and jump away from Hudson Café. Ease stress and unwind with a duet massage. Woodhouse also offers body treatments, foot massages, hand treatments, skin care services and sleep treatments.

When you step out of the Woodhouse doors, you’re right on Woodward Avenue, home to some of the best shopping in the city. (This also gives you the opportunity to pick out your own anniversary gift – win.) The Under Armour Brand House and Nike Community Store will serve your athletic side or athleisure style. Pop over to Detroit is The New Black for high-fashion finds.

Shopping is exhausting. Stop in at Cornerstone Barrel House to recover with a glass of wine or a shot of whiskey from their extensive menu. Order some fingerling frites and mac to hold you over until dinner – they’re delicious.

Find your way back to the Foundation by way of the QLine or a walk down Woodward Avenue. Freshen up at the hotel, stop at The Apparatus Room for a quick drink and head out for dinner at one of Detroit’s premier steakhouses.

Prime + Proper is among Detroit’s hottest new restaurants. The modern décor paired with the high-end menu is an anniversary must. London Chop House and Caucus Club are also excellent dinner options. These restaurants are all relatively close to the Foundation, but if you or your partner are wearing heels, you might want to snag an Uber or Lyft.

Don’t want the night to end? It doesn’t have to. Watch live jazz music at Cliff Bell’s or press your luck at one of Detroit’s casinos: Greektown Casino, MGM Grand or MotorCity Casino. You’ll want to grab an Uber or Lyft from the restaurant and back to the hotel from these spots.

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ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND: SUNDAY

First priority on Sunday morning: sleeping in. After a night out on the town, you’ll need it. When you’re up and at em’, stroll over to the Dime Store for a delicious brunch. The Zingerman’s coffee will surely wake you up.

Once the caffeine sets in you’ll be ready to take on the day. Before you head back to the hotel, take a walk on the Detroit RiverWalk. It has beautiful views and will be the perfect backdrop for your anniversary weekend selfie.

An anniversary is a big deal. Make sure you celebrate it in style in Detroit.

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Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Detroit Foundation Hotel
    250 W. Larned St., Detroit, MI 48226313-915-4422Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Apparatus Room
    250 W. Larned St., Detroit, MI 48226313-800-5600Highlight on map | More Details
  3. Hudson Cafe
    1241 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-237-1000Highlight on map | More Details
  4. Woodhouse Day Spa
    1447 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-965-6270Highlight on map | More Details
  5. Under Armour Brand House
    1201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-335-3162Highlight on map | More Details
  6. Nike Community Store - Detroit
    1261 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-965-3319Highlight on map | More Details
  7. Detroit is the New Black
    1413 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-818-3498Highlight on map | More Details
  8. Cornerstone Barrel House / Whiskey Disco
    1456 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-338-3238Highlight on map | More Details
  9. Prime + Proper
    1145 Griswold St., Detroit, MI 48226313-636-3100Highlight on map | More Details
  10. London Chop House
    155 W. Congress St., Detroit, MI 48226313-962-0277Highlight on map | More Details
  11. Caucus Club
    150 W. Congress St., Detroit, MI 48226313-965-4970Highlight on map | More Details
  12. Cliff Bell's
    2030 Park Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-961-2543Highlight on map | More Details
  13. Greektown Casino
    555 E. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226313-223-2999Highlight on map | More Details
  14. MGM Grand Detroit
    1777 Third Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-465-1777Highlight on map | More Details
  15. MotorCity Casino-Hotel
    2901 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48201313-237-7711Highlight on map | More Details
  16. Dime Store
    719 Griswold St., Ste. 180, Detroit, MI 48226313-962-9106Highlight on map | More Details
  17. Detroit RiverFront Conservancy
    600 GM Renaissance Center, Ste. 1720, Detroit, MI 48243313-566-8200Highlight on map | More Details