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Strawman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-01-08 10:01 AM
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9. Hope you enjoy your time here. Here are some places...
Royal Oak/Ferndale is a good area for bars and food and nightlife. Hamtramck is still kicking as well. Lots of bars and live (mostly alternative/indie) music there.

Foxtown/Greektown/Harmonie Park near the football and baseball stadiums is an area for bars/restaurants/nightlife in the city. The Opera House is right around there as well.

The cultural district is on Woodward around Wayne State Univeristy, just north of downtown and Foxtown. The Detroit Institute of the Arts (our art museum) has recently been renovated and is very nice. It's the home of the famous Diego Rivera mural of the Ford Rouge plant that is probably a must see along with Greenfield Village in Dearborn (you can purchase tickets tour an auto plant at GF village?henry Ford Museum as well). The Detroit Film theater is adjacent to the DIA and hosts alot of indie/art films you won't see in the big theater complexes at the malls. Orchestra Hall is also on Woodward, between Foxtown and Wayne State.

There are three casinos in the city if you're into gambling. Also one or two (can't remember how many) in Windsor, Ontario which is right across the border. Windsor is worth a visit to check out.

Ann Arbor is an hour away and als worth a visit. Lots of great places to eat there and very pedestrian friendly. There is a big art fair in later June or early July.

If you're out in Auburn Hills, you're right by the Palace where the Pistons play. If they're still playing when you get here, I would reccommend going to a game. The fan experience at the Palace is top notch as far as professional sports. I haven't been to downtown Pontiac in awhile, but there's a bar district there as well.

There's is also a giant shopping mall, Great Lakes Crossing a few minutes north of Chrysler HQ. Some restaurants there like the rainforest Cafe and a huge movie theater.

Not sure what kind of food you like. You mentioned pizza. Detroit has some great pizza. For Deep Dish that is more unique to Detroit I would recommend Loui's (9 Mile and Dequindre...I love going to Loui's it's a quintessential blue collar Detroit pizza restaurant/bar that is like entering a time warp to Detroit, circa 1978), Buddy's (several locations, one near Chrysler HQ). For Chicago style, Pizzapapalis in Greektown. And for gourmet pizzas, Amicis in Berkley.

Lots of parks, beaches and lakes nearby. If you're into outdoorsy stuff there is "up north."

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