Summers in Michigan are as sweet as they are short. If you want to make the most of the warm-weather season, there’s still time to plan a weekend getaway right in the city. Whether you’re a short drive from The D or a local in need of a staycation, we’ve got your guide to planning a perfect last-minute trip.
How to Plan
If it’s your first time in Detroit, check out our recommendations for places to hit during your stay — whether it’s one night or a full weekend. You can request a free visitors guide to help you map out the trip and browse our suggested Detroit itineraries.
What to Do
Visit Belle Isle
Take a Cruise or Tour
The city’s growing travel industry has spawned several tour services to guide you around town, depending on your interests. Try the “D You Must See” tour from Detroit Urban Adventures for a taste of the city’s best sites, or a walking or bus tour of Detroit’s best breweries with Motor City Brew Tours.
Get Some Culture
Catch a Game
Hang Out at Campus Martius Park
The park in the heart of downtown is converted into an urban beach for the summer months, so you can relax by the fountain and people watch.
Where to Stay
Depending on your budget, Detroit’s got plenty of rooms available — from big-name hotel chains to quaint little boutique hotels. Use this accommodations guide to find one that suits your needs and see some of our favorites.
Getting around the Motor City is easier than ever, even without a car. Try the QLine street car or People Mover, or two-wheel it with a Mogo Bike Share.
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- Belle Isle State Park
2 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit, MI 48207313-821-9844 Highlight on map | More Details
- Belle Isle Aquarium
Belle Isle State Park, 900 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit, MI 48207313-402-0466 Highlight on map | More Details
- Belle Isle Nature Center
Belle Isle State Park, 176 Lakeside Drive, Detroit, MI 48207313-852-4056 Highlight on map | More Details
- Detroit Urban Adventures
- Motor City Brew Tours
- Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
4454 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-832-6622 Highlight on map | More Details
- The Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-833-7900 Highlight on map | More Details
- Fox Theatre
2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-471-3211 Highlight on map | More Details
- Fisher Theatre
3011 W. Grand Blvd., Fisher Bldg., Detroit, MI 48202313-872-1000 Highlight on map | More Details
- Detroit Tigers
2100 Woodward Ave., Comerica Park, Detroit, MI 48202313-471-2000 Highlight on map | More Details
- Comerica Park
2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-471-2000 Highlight on map | More Details
- Detroit Lions
2000 Brush St., Ford Field, Detroit, MI 48226313-262-2222 Highlight on map | More Details
- Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-962-0101 Highlight on map | More Details
- Detroit People Mover (Detroit Transportation Corp.)
535 Griswold St., Suite 400, Detroit, MI 48226313-224-2160 Highlight on map | More Details