Whether you’ve just finished up a business meeting or you need another day of vacation, make a last minute travel decision and stay an extra day in Detroit to rest and recharge before you return to your daily grind. We’ve got five ideas to help you spend a day relaxing in the city. You won’t regret it.
Last Minute Travel Idea: Hit the Spa
The best way to relax is with some much-needed pampering. If you’re in downtown Detroit, give D.Tour Spa, Immerse Spa or Woodhouse Day Spa a call. From detoxifying body wraps to body scrubs and massages, you’ll be relaxed in no time. For hotel and spa combinations, check out the best spas in metro Detroit.
Spend the Afternoon in the Fresh Air
You might be staying in the heart of downtown Detroit, but there are plenty of outdoor escapes to soak in the sun and some “me time.” Take an afternoon nap on the lounge chairs along the Detroit River. If you’re looking for an even quieter spot, head over to Belle Isle – Detroit’s island gem – it has some of the most unbelievable views of the city.
Hit the beach. Yes, you read that right. Detroit has its very own beach in Campus Martius Park. You can put your toes in the sand and sip cocktails in the sunshine. This spot is prime for people watching, too.
Sweat it Out
Unwind with some yoga at Citizen Yoga, Detroit Yoga Lab, Bikram Yoga or Essential Hot Yoga. Our Detroit yoga experts will have you feeling re-energized in no time. If you’re looking for something to raise that heart rate, check out Detroit’s high-energy work out spots.
Shopping is always the answer. Woodward Avenue is home to the Nike Community Store, Under Armour Brand House, Moosejaw and Detroit is the New Black. Find your way over to Midtown to hit up Detroit’s cutest boutiques – Nest Housewares and City Bird. The Shinola Flagship Store, Third Man Records and Filson also take up shop in the Midtown area and are must-visits while in the neighborhood.
Unwind with a Glass of Wine or a Brew
Sit back and relax with a glass of red or white at Motor City Wine while listening to live jazz entertainment. If you’re looking for small plates to pair with your wine, check out The Royce Detroit. Want a bottle to take home as souvenir? Stop in at House of Pure Vin. With their expertise, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a wine expert.
If you’re the beer drinking type, we have tons of breweries in the area for you to get a taste of The D’s beer scene. For German-style lagers, head to Atwater Brewery. Their Dirty Blonde brew is a local favorite. If you’re looking for pizza and beer, visit Motor City Brewing Works. You won’t be disappointed.
Conferences are exhausting. Relax and recharge with and extra day in The D.
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- Immerse Spa
1777 Third Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-465-1656Highlight on map | More Details
- Woodhouse Day Spa
1447 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-965-6270Highlight on map | More Details
- Detroit RiverFront Conservancy
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800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-962-0101Highlight on map | More Details
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- Wheelhouse Detroit - Rivertown
1340 E. Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207313-656-2453Highlight on map | More Details
- Citizen Yoga
1224 Library St., Detroit, MI 48226313-502-5450Highlight on map | More Details
- Detroit Yoga Lab
69 W. Forest Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-831-9642Highlight on map | More Details
- Bikram Yoga
55 W. Canfield St., #1, Detroit, MI 48202313-782-4463Highlight on map | More Details
- Essential Hot Yoga
19474 Livernois Ave., Detroit, MI 48221248-935-2787Highlight on map | More Details
- Nike Community Store - Detroit
1261 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-965-3319Highlight on map | More Details
- Under Armour Brand House
1201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-335-3162Highlight on map | More Details
1275 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-338-3661Highlight on map | More Details
- Detroit is the New Black
1430 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-818-3498Highlight on map | More Details
441 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48201313-285-2390Highlight on map | More Details
- Third Man Records
441 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48202313-209-5205Highlight on map | More Details
441 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48202313-285-1880Highlight on map | More Details
- Motor City Wine
1949 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-483-7283Highlight on map | More Details
- The Royce Detroit
76 W. Adams Ave., Ste. A, Detroit, MI 48226313-481-2160Highlight on map | More Details
- House of Pure Vin
1433 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-638-2501Highlight on map | More Details
- Atwater Brewery
237 Joseph Campau St., Detroit, MI 48207313-877-9205Highlight on map | More Details
- Motor City Brewing Works
470 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48201313-832-2700Highlight on map | More Details