Last Minute Travel: Stay One More Day in Detroit after the Conference

May 21, 2018  |   Story by Kayla Putz  |   Photos by Immerse Spa, Essential Hot Yoga

You just finished up a successful conference. You made connections and have a handful of new ideas (and business cards) to bring back to the office. But you’re exhausted. Make a last minute travel decision and stay an extra day in Detroit to rest and recharge before you return to your daily grind.

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.

Kayaks at Belle Isle overhead

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.

If you’re the active type, we suggest kayaking on Belle Isle or biking the Dequindre Cut Greenway. You can rent kayaks from RKC Adventures or bikes from Wheelhouse Detroit.

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.

Citizen Yoga

Retail Therapy

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.

City Bird in Midtown Detroit

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.

Motor City Wine selection in Corktown Detroit

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.

Discover more cool things to do in Detroit.

Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Immerse Spa
    1777 Third Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-465-1656 Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Woodhouse Day Spa
    1447 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-965-6270 Highlight on map | More Details
  3. Detroit RiverFront Conservancy
    600 GM Renaissance Center, Ste. 1720, Detroit, MI 48243313-566-8200 Highlight on map | More Details
  4. Belle Isle State Park
    2 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit, MI 48207313-821-9844 Highlight on map | More Details
  5. Campus Martius Park
    800 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-962-0101 Highlight on map | More Details
  6. Dequindre Cut Greenway
    Dequindre Cut Greenway, Detroit, MI 48207 Highlight on map | More Details
  7. Riverside Kayak Connection
    4016 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte, MI 48192734-285-2925 Highlight on map | More Details
  8. Wheelhouse Detroit - Rivertown
    1340 E. Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207313-656-2453 Highlight on map | More Details
  9. Citizen Yoga
    1224 Library St., Detroit, MI 48226313-502-5450 Highlight on map | More Details
  10. Detroit Yoga Lab
    69 W. Forest Ave., Detroit, MI 48202313-831-9642 Highlight on map | More Details
  11. Bikram Yoga
    55 W. Canfield St., #1, Detroit, MI 48202313-782-4463 Highlight on map | More Details
  12. Essential Hot Yoga
    19474 Livernois Ave., Detroit, MI 48221248-935-2787 Highlight on map | More Details
  13. Nike Community Store - Detroit
    1261 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-965-3319 Highlight on map | More Details
  14. Under Armour Brand House
    1201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-335-3162 Highlight on map | More Details
  15. Moosejaw
    1275 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-338-3661 Highlight on map | More Details
  16. Detroit is the New Black
    1426 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-818-3498 Highlight on map | More Details
  17. Nest Housewares
    460 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48202313-831-9776 Highlight on map | More Details
  18. City Bird
    460 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48202313-831-9146 Highlight on map | More Details
  19. Shinola
    441 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48202313-285-2390 Highlight on map | More Details
  20. Third Man Records
    441 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48202313-209-5205 Highlight on map | More Details
  21. Filson
    441 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48202313-285-1880 Highlight on map | More Details
  22. Motor City Wine
    1949 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48216313-483-7283 Highlight on map | More Details
  23. The Royce Detroit
    76 W. Adams Ave., Ste. A, Detroit, MI 48226313-481-2160 Highlight on map | More Details
  24. House of Pure Vin
    1433 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226313-638-2501 Highlight on map | More Details
  25. Atwater Brewery
    237 Joseph Campau St., Detroit, MI 48207313-877-9205 Highlight on map | More Details
  26. Motor City Brewing Works
    470 W. Canfield St., Detroit, MI 48202313-832-2700 Highlight on map | More Details