Start Your Shop-cation in Downtown Detroit
Take a full day of your shopping adventure right in downtown Detroit to kick things off. Hit the unique shops and galleries of Midtown, where you’ll find gems like Shinola, Carhartt, Nest, City Bird, the Peacock Room and Filson. Discover the Cass Corridor and find great gifts for home and more at Nora and Hugh or get in touch with your musical style at Jack White’s Third Man Records. Venture into downtown’s historic Merchants Row (Woodward Avenue near Campus Martius), which is seeing redevelopment as retailers like Moosejaw, lululemon and Nike set up seasonal or permanent shops and local small businesses such as Detroit is the New Black showcase the city’s energetic vibe.
If you’re in town on a Saturday, don’t miss Eastern Market — a six-block public market that attracts thousands and has been feeding Detroit (literally and culturally) since 1891. Hundreds of open-air stalls offer fruits, vegetables, flowers, locally produced specialty food products, meats and more. The surrounding shops and restaurants provide gourmet goodies, antiques and items by local and Michigan artisans. Head to Indian Village (just north of downtown) for a tour of Pewabic Pottery, a national historic landmark, pottery workroom, design studio and gift shop.
Try an Overnight Stay at a Luxury or Boutique Hotel
Here are a few suggestions.
• Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney
• Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
• El Moore Lodge
• The Foundation Hotel
• Shinola Hotel
• The Siren Hotel
• The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit