Things to Do
Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
Streets of Belle Isle – Detroit, MI
Detroit, the birthplace of the mass-production auto industry and the Motown sound, has plenty to offer IndyCar fans when visiting. Check out some of these options listed below on your trip. If none of these options peak your interest, then click here for a complete list of attractions.
The Old Miami – This isn’t South Beach, The Old Miami is a dive bar that is uniquely Detroit. “Miami” is actually an acronym for Missing in Action Michigan and the bar was originally a veterans hangout. Inside you’ll find comfy sofas & armchairs, outside is an amazing back garden complete with a porch swing and koi pond, friendly bartenders greet you from behind the bar, and live music takes over the stage.
Detroit Artists Market – Founded during the Great Depression, the DAM not only fosters local talent by showcasing their work it also aims to educate the public about art.
Wheelhouse Detroit – Located on the RiverWalk, the full service bike shop offers retail, service and bike rentals as well as tours of Detroit neighborhoods and attractions. You can even rent a tandem!
Avalon International Breads – Yes, the bread is very good and their pastries rock. But you must try the sea salt chocolate chip cookie. Seriously good.
Detroit Science Center – Roll up your sleeves and have fun at this hands-on museum that explores engineering, technology, and science.
The Scarab Club – Founded in 1907 by artists and art lovers, The Scarab Clubs’ goal is to educate the public about the arts while providing artists with a space to further their work.
Doc Sweets’ Candy Company – This is the largest candy store in Michigan and the go-to place for candy of all kind. Nostalgic candy? Check. Chocolate covered insects? Check. Bulk? Absolutely.
Kensington Metro Park – Enjoy the great outdoors at one of the best parks in the area! There’s so much to do here for active sporty types and families that you’ll never get bored.