Things to Do This Weekend in Detroit

Modified: April 16, 2020 | Story by Katie Susko | Photos by Belle Isle by Vito Palmisano; Mural courtesy of Murals in the Market; AKTakeaway courtesy of AKTakeaway; The Henry Ford Museum courtesy of The Henry Ford

While social distancing is incredibly important at this time, it doesn’t mean we can’t plan for a fun weekend in Detroit. We just need to think outside the box a little. Here’s some inspiration for things to do this weekend to still get your Detroit fix.

1. Brush up on Detroit history trivia

Detroit History Tours is doing a bedtime story every night to teach Detroit lovers everything they would ever want to know about the city. You’ll become a Detroit expert in no time.

2. Bike around Belle Isle

It’s important to stay active during this time, so you may as well stay active on Detroit’s island gem, Belle Isle. However, remember to be cautious and keep at least six feet away from others.

Belle Isle with view of downtown Detroit

3. Support Detroit’s Eastern Market

Eastern Market is offering pre-packaged produce boxes and other classic Eastern Market offerings instead of hosting its usual Saturday markets for the time being. Place an order on their website, and when you go to pick it up, workers will place the box in your trunk for you. After you’ve picked up your order, take a drive around the market and admire the murals you’ll find on every street.

Rick Williams Detroit mural

4. Order carry out from your favorite Detroit restaurant

Support local businesses by ordering carry out from your favorite Detroit restaurant this weekend. Wondering who is still open for carry out and delivery services? We’ve curated a list for you.

AKTakeaway bowls, a new restaurant in Detroit


5. Visit a Detroit museum (virtually)

Quite a few museums in the area are offering virtual tours and experiences for visitors right now. If you have kids at home, these virtual learning experiences are a great way to engage with the city’s history. Check out our list of virtual experiences in Detroit to get started.

Henry Ford Museum car exhibit

The Henry Ford Museum

6. Take an architecture driving tour of the city

When was the last time you slowed down to admire the beautiful architecture we have in Detroit? Now is the perfect time to hit the road and go on a self-guided architecture tour of Detroit.. You can see all of our architectural gems from the comfort of your car and at your own pace. And may we suggest a few must-sees? Just be sure to obey traffic laws as you’re driving around.

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