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5 Ways to Think Spring

Posted on Thursday, March 19 2015 in Culture

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With temperatures finally above freezing and the last bits of snow melting, it’s time to starting thinking spring. Here are five ways you can get a jump-start on the season.

1. Mark your calendar. 
In metro Detroit, when the weather’s nice, you had better get out and enjoy it. There are plenty of major outdoor events scheduled in the coming months that give you reason to do so, including:

•    Detroit Tigers Opening Day, April 6
•    Greenfield Village Opens, April 15
•    Movement Electronic Music Festival, May 23-25
•    Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, May 29-31

2. Take an outdoor tour.
Now that Mother Nature is on our side, get out and tour the Motor City. Wheelhouse Detroit offers bike rentals and a variety of guided tours, while Detroit Segways offers a more unconventional two-wheel experience. Explore the city by water when Diamond Jack’s River Tours opens to the public on June 1.

3. Check out new seasonal menus.
Take your appetite to Selden Standard, a seasonal restaurant located two blocks west of the Fisher Music Center that’s menu changes (almost) as frequently as our weather. Ottava Via and Dime Store also will be offering up seasonal fare, while TAP at MGM Grand Detroit has seasonal wines and spirits.

4. Find yourself a new spring look.
Looking to overhaul your closet? Check out indie boutiques City Bird and Willys Detroit. Or if you prefer concentrated areas of retail options, our stellar collection of malls, outlets and upscale collections fit the bill.

5. Go for a run.
Join RUNdetroit on a Saturday morning for a three-, six- or 10-mile run. Their routes rotate each week to keep things fresh.

How to you plan to welcome spring?


By: Lori Bremerkamp

Photo Credit: Detroit Riverfront Conservancy (Dequindre Cut)