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24 Hours in Detroit 2

Those who travel often for business or pleasure will agree; one day is hardly ever enough time to truly experience a place. But for visitors who are coming to The D for just a short time, here are some suggestions on how to make the most of 24 hours in the city.

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In every city, there are restaurants that define the destination — those no-place-else-like-it, just-can’t-miss eateries that are mainstays of the community. We have a wealth of favorites in The D. Here are but a few to try on your next visit:

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Take 5 Barbara Bennage

The annual Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon is approaching on Oct. 19, 2014, so we thought we would get the lowdown on how to prepare, run and enjoy the achievements of this year’s race. We tracked down Barbara Bennage, executive race director for the marathon, to ask her …

If you’re getting ready for the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon, what do you need to know?

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The best way to a city’s heart is through your stomach, right? Twice a year, Detroit Restaurant Week rolls around for 10 days of pre-fixed meals at remarkable prices. This is the opportunity to try out some of the best restaurants in downtown Detroit.

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Grosse Pointe is a community of five close-knit residential neighborhoods — Grosse Pointe City, Grosse Pointe Farms, Grosse Pointe Park, Grosse Pointe Woods and Grosse Pointe Shores — nestled along Lake St. Clair, about 10 minutes northeast of downtown Detroit.

Each “Pointe” offers its own unique atmosphere and distinctive qualities, but one constant remains: the feeling of community you experience within each.

While many of the area’s parks and facilities are reserved for resident use, there’s plenty for visitors to experience and explore, especially along the area’s two main streets, Kercheval and Mack avenues, where many business and shopping districts reside. Here’s a sampling of our favorite things to do:

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