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As if the Detroit Zoo needed another reason to be one of the most beloved attractions in metro Detroit, Michigan and the country, its mascots are celebrating their third anniversary this year. We chatted with Junior Z and the Zooper Heroes to learn a little more about their daily routines, beyond just waving and looking cute.

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Visitors to Detroit have their choice of world-class hotels. But if you’re up for more of an immersive experience, consider hanging your hat at one of the area’s non-hotel lodging options.

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Mother nature has been teasing us lately with the rise and fall of temperatures across metro Detroit. But as spring makes its official entrance, the buzz about renovations at the new Belle Isle State Park is starting to grow.

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Even though temperatures may not feel like it, spring is (finally!) here. Since we’re (hopefully) just a few weeks away from trading our snow shovels for gardening tools, now’s the time to start thinking about what to plant or where to go for a leisurely stroll.

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Warmer nights are just around the corner, and restaurants around metro Detroit will be dusting off their outdoor furniture and opening up their patio umbrellas. Detroiters truly savor their patio season, but sometimes there’s nothing like a casual meal under the stars in your own backyard or relaxing in your hotel room. Better yet, an al fresco meal on a blanket at your favorite park makes for a perfect evening.

Fortunately, backyard springtime meals in metro Detroit aren’t relegated to just hot dogs and potato chips. We’ve got plenty of ideas to take your outdoor dining beyond barbeque with some of the city’s best restaurants that deliver. Plus, you can save money on your bar tab by popping open your own bottle of wine or beer.

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