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What do the New York Times, USA Today and ESPN have in common? A growing fondness for The D, as evidenced by the recent positive press coverage of the city’s momentum.

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It’s summer. Time to enjoy warm temperatures, extended hours of daylight and a drink or two on a patio somewhere. Here are nine Detroit bars where you can enjoy happy hour in the fresh air:

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As the Great Lakes State, you might imagine there are plenty of places to enjoy water sports in Pure Michigan. Thousands of visitors flock to the “blueways” of places like Munising, Oscoda and Ludington (to name a few) each summer with boards in tow.

But those visiting the southeast Michigan area don’t have to travel too far to find the perfect aquatic adventure.
Here’s a look at just some of the places to can get your paddle on right here in The D:

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Metro Detroiters, forget driving hours to experience all northern Michigan has to offer. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has brought “up north” to downtown Detroit with its newly opened Outdoor Adventure Center (OAC).

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Dining on a budget? Don't sacrifice taste. Metro Detroit is filled with dishes as tasty as their costs. Here are some of our picks:

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