- recommend me something to do in Detroit next Saturday
The joys of business travel 🙁 I'm in the – lets be polite – "post-industrial restructured landscape" that is Detroit next saturday. Anyone can recommend something to do? I've looked at the tourist info and I may be staying in the Hotel all day at this rate.Posted 10 years agosimonfbarnesMember
can everyone stop getting shot ?Posted 10 years ago
Hooters! 🙂Posted 10 years agodonaldMember
I spent 3 months in Detroit once and I'm still scratching my head wondering what you could do.
I suppose the Ford museum in Dearborn might be worth a visit.
Don't go wandering about aimlessly though – some bits are OK, some bits are OK in daylight and some bits are just not OK at all.Posted 10 years ago
the lab i'm visiting has numerous security guards with machine guns – seriously scary in places.
Hooters – not that impressive in the cold light of day.Posted 10 years ago
Yup I spent 3 months there its like a ferking desolate cultural wasteground… I stayed in rednecksville down in Monroe about an hour south, it too was awful, drive to Birmingham its worth a wander around, and actually has some pavements to do so.
There must be something to do, but I am at a loss what it is, I got drunk a real lot and sometimes I went to the batting cages to let off some steam.
You could just try a drive through Macdonalds for a laugh, and see if they can understand one word you say.
I would rather lick my own faeces to a point than ever go back.Posted 10 years ago
I lived in Moss Side for a couple of years when I was a student and some parts of Detroit make it look like DisneyLand.
A day in the hotel for me then!Posted 10 years ago
Just spoke to a collegue who did a year there he said get over to Windsor, or you could maybe go skiing at Brighton.Posted 10 years agoeasygrooveMember
Check out Royal Oak – some great pubs and microbreweries in the area (woodward Av around 11 Mile)
I've been 3 or 4 times and when you get to know youre way around its pretty cool. There is good riding in national parks but you will need a willing guide from a local bike shop – again try Royal Oak, there is a decent LBS and you might find someone who will show you trails, if it has warmed up enough when you go.Posted 10 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
There's only one thing I'd want to do if I went there & thats see a hockey game. Unfortunately I've just checked the Redwings fixtures & they don't have a game on Saturday but they are hosting Nashville Predators on Friday at 7.30 at the Joe Louis arena. Get to that if you can.Posted 10 years agoSaxonRiderSubscriber
Gaze across the lake longingly at Windsor, and avoid the bullets? 🙄Posted 10 years ago
I'd love to get to a hockey game, git that the dates don't match up. Otherwise I could innocently ask people there "BTW. Who won the hockey at the Olympics?"Posted 10 years agoWhathaveisaidnowMember
The Motown Museum is interesting
The Ford museum is okay too.Posted 10 years agoginsterdrzMember
Stay in your hotel room with a gun by your side and DON'T do room service!Posted 10 years agoportercloughMember
Cross the river into Canada?
A mate of mine used to have to go to a trade show in Detroit every year, apparently they usually went for beers over in Windsor in the evenings. Can't tell you anything myself though, I've only spent 4 hours in Detroit, in the airport, wishing I was in Seattle like I was meant to be.Posted 10 years agoMargeMember
I used to work occasionally in Royal Oak & never knew about the brewery.
Shame about the hockey. A visit to the red wings is just great.Posted 10 years ago
So the general opinion is – Saturday – leave Detroit and go to Canada!Posted 10 years agokimbersSubscriber
how are youre mc battling skills?JoxsterMember
Get laidPosted 10 years agodisco_stuMemberThe FopsterMember
Go buy some cheap bike stuff. Go buy some cheap outdoor stuff (Try REI on the wonderfully named "Big beaver Road" in Birmingham…). If Redwings not playing, take in a football (i.e. not "soccer") game if there is one on? Get a what's on from http://www.detnews.com and try something out. It's really not as dangerous as people say, and the accent tends to get you lots of leeeway from the natives once they have understood you.Posted 10 years agoBarelyincontrolMember
Stay in the airport. Really nice water feature in there.Posted 10 years agobusydogMember
For whatever it''s worth, people here in the states don't like to go to Detroit if they don't have to and a lot of people there are looking to leave. The downturn of the auto industry has really had a major negative impact on the city. The biking in the area might be pretty sketchy if they have had much snow.Posted 10 years agonaokfreekMember
Check out submerge record shop, find a wharehouse party, get wrecked, leave.Posted 10 years agoThe Sanity AssassinSubscriber
Danger ****?Posted 10 years agoPemboMember
Ann Arbor is worth a visit if you just want a relaxing day. It's home to the University of Michigan and has plenty of bars, coffee shops, book stores etc and a laid back feel. It may even have some college hockey or basketball going on.Posted 10 years ago
If you want to see something real about Detroit – a requiem for Detroit – is on BBC2 tonight. Almost unbeleivably (imagine this happening to a UK city) Detroit has recently declined from 2.0M to 800K people and there is so much inner city deprevation / waste that they are considering taking parts of the city back to farmland. It must be a first in modern civilisation for a city to do this.Posted 10 years agosailor74Member
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I went to Detroit 2 years ago with a mate from Canada. He,and most Canadians were convinced that we were going to be killed. It is a rough city but well worth a visit, if only for the Motown Museum. I really wanted to go and see some jazz(someone who had been in Eric Dolphy's band I think) and then some techno, but we ended up staying in the hotel and watched my mate drink himself silly. Oh well.Posted 10 years ago
Oh yeah, Winsor is known as the strip club capital as the ladeez take it all off(they aren't allowed to in Detroit.Posted 10 years ago
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