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Detroit10 FrenchFriesIf you answer an enthusiastic “YES!” to the age-old question: “You want fries with that?” today is your lucky day! In honor of National French Fries Day (July 13), we’ve compiled a list of our city’s most noteworthy fries — shared here in no particular order!

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IceCream BillBowen

There’s no better way to beat the heat than to go with spoon in hand and eat some ice cream. With so many places serving the cold, creamy goodness in metro Detroit, it might be hard to choose your right spot to spend a humid afternoon. But that’s why we’re here. We’ve taken a few licks for you and have discovered that our city is full of parlors, bakeries and bars that have perfected the art of making and/or serving ice cream in refreshing fashion.

Read more about how to get your ice cream fix in this Visit Detroit magazine feature story.

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ConvertedSpaces Rivard Plaza

In a city with this much history, it’s no surprise that many of Detroit’s most popular places and spaces have taken on several forms of life throughout their existence.

Despite media reports that focus on blight and abandonment, Detroit is full of passionate entrepreneurs, developers and just plain go-getters who are committed to making the most of Detroit’s past, present and future spaces. From outdoors to dining-out and more, here’s a snapshot of some cool converted spaces in Detroit:

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 tigers by kathi horste
International Tiger Day is celebrated July 29 to raise awareness for conservation. But to Detroiters, Tiger Day pays homage to something other than the fearsome cat. We’ve got our own pack of fearsome Tigers, and this is your chance to show off your pride. There are so many ways to celebrate Tiger Day; you may as well make a whole week of it.

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APBAGoldCup BillBowen

Detroit is located in the Great Lakes state of Michigan, so there’s definitely no shortage of water activities to keep us busy in the summer. And there are plenty of them that don’t require you to own your own boat. Here five ways you should experience the water this summer.

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