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Experiences In The D | The Blog for Visit Detroit

The Visit Detroit Blog is part of The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB).

 Drinks AtwaterinthePark

“Let’s meet for drinks” can be an invitation to start (or end!) a relationship — or just a fun way to ramp up or cap off a night on the town. Several intriguing new hangouts have cropped up in Detroit recently. Here are a few to put on your “to-try” list, along with some seasoned favorites:


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Youmacon2 Youmacon

Youmacon is a popular Japanese culture event based in Detroit. Similar to the world-famous Comic-Con — but different in that Youmacon celebrates common themes like anime, video games and Japanese-inspired artwork — both events have influenced their own rising internet culture.


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FallExhibits Exterior of Gridiron Glory Exhibit Kristina Sikora KMS Photography

With the falling leaves, pumpkin harvests and costume parades peppering October, you might not be thinking of heading indoors. But when blustery weather threatens your weekend, fear not! Detroit’s science and art meccas have an exciting season ahead — and it’s rainproof, wind-proof and chill-proof.


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Detroit10 ThingstoDoAfter5

In the words made famous by Kid Rock himself, “Ain’t no party like a Detroit party ‘cause a Detroit party don’t stop.”

Sure, Detroit has plenty to see and do during the daytime, but there’s also plenty of fun to be had after-hours. Dining aside (although you should definitely enjoy a great meal on the town during your stay), here are 10 things to do in Detroit after 5 o’clock:


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ShopGreaterDetroit TwleveOaks

While The D is known for its cars, music and sports, it should also be known as a go-to shopping destination. With lower taxes, duty-free exemptions, luxury malls, premium outlet centers and diverse fashion, Detroit is the perfect shopping destination for Canadians looking to save money this holiday season while taking in the culture of the spirited city. Detroit is minutes from downtown Windsor and only a four-hour drive from metro Toronto. Shop at these recommended spots and stay in Detroit to make this holiday getaway full of cheer.


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