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Restaurants in the Detroit area span a broad culinary range. We’ve narrowed it down to Italian fare — and there are plenty of fantastic options to satisfy.

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Westview Orchards Winery Westview Orchards Winery
A trip to a local cider mill is practically mandatory for Michigan’s fall. And with U-Pick fruits, fresh donuts and autumn-inspired events, Westview Orchards is definitely a local favorite for seasonal family fun.

But this year, you may want to leave the kids behind and schedule an adults-only trip to the Washington Township orchard. You’ll love the flavors flowing out of Westview’s brand new winery: locally made hard cider and a variety of wines.

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Cranbrook Cranbrook Institute of Science

Cranbrook Institute of Science is a great family outing where you can stand beneath a T. rex, feel a mastodon’s fur or touch a meteorite. But did you know that it can also be a fun date night? Here are five reasons to plan an evening visit to Cranbrook:

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Detroit Boat Race

It’s fast. It’s loud. And it’s happening on the beautiful Detroit River. Boat racing in Detroit is back with the UAW-GM Spirit of Detroit HydroFest Aug. 22-23 featuring the H1 Unlimited hydroplane series.

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It’s not time to pull out the school supplies and backpacks just yet. There are still many weeks of fun left to be had in Pure Michigan. Take a trip to metro Detroit for a Labor Day extravaganza of witches and peaches (Sure, that’s an odd combination, but The D’s variety in events truly appeals to every traveler). For a weekend worth documenting, you may as well try to hit them all up. Here are our recommendations:

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