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The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
1114 Washington Boulevard · DetroitMichigan48226 · United States  • Phone: 313-442-1600 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-7150
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Things to do in Detroit

Explore all of the exciting things to do in Detroit, just steps away from The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit.  Whether visiting to cheer on the local Detroit sports teams, attending one of the many Detroit Events, or just looking to spend time with family and friends, there are many entertaining options to help you make the most of your stay.

 Things To Do In Detroit - Detroit Sports

Detroit Sports (Distance: all arenas are within a mile or less)

One of the exciting things to do in Detroit is to enjoy the legendary sports teams. Catch all Detroit baseball action at Comerica Park, cheer on the Detroit football teams at Ford Field and root for Detroit hockey at Joe Louis Arena. All of these exciting arenas are conveniently located near The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit.

 Things To Do In Detroit - Detroit Casinos

Detroit Casinos (Distance: both casinos are 1.3 miles)

Greektown, one of the city’s most popular downtown neighborhoods hosts several restaurants, bakeries and the Greektown Casino with plenty of gaming action and entertainment. Explore other gaming options including the Motor City Casino and the MGM Grand Casino; both are fantastic destinations for gaming, entertainment and dining -- only a short drive away.
 Things To Do In Detroit - Institute Of Arts

Detroit Institute of Art & Cultural Center (Distance: 2.1 Miles)

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has a fresh approach to displaying collections to make the fine arts exciting for all ages. The DIA also offers a museum shop, restaurants and is home to the Detroit Film Theatre, Brunch with Bach and other public events. The Cultural Center includes the New Michigan Science Center, The Museum of African American Art, Detroit Historical Museum, International Institute and the Detroit Public Library overlooking the Wayne State University campus.

 Things To Do In Detroit - Entertainment District

Entertainment District (Distance: within 2 miles)

Consisting of The Max Fisher Center for the Performing Arts (home of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra), The Detroit Opera House, The Music Hall Center, Fox Theatre, The Fillmore and The Fisher Theatre, this rich area has all you need to experience the arts and culture of Detroit. This is one of the most riveting things to do in Detroit.


The Motown Museum (Distance: 4.1 Miles)

Enjoy the Motown Museum just minutes away from The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. The museum, founded by Esther Gordy Edwards in 1985, is one of Southeast Michigan’s most popular tourist destinations.

 Things To Do In Detroit

The Henry Ford Museum (Distance: 13.2 Miles)

One of Michigan’s top tourist attractions dedicated to Americana, is 20 minutes from the Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. Transportation and aviation collections are the finest in the world. Greenfield Village, located within multi-acre complex, is filled with the original homes and shops of famous Americans including Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park.

Things To Do In Detroit - Detroit Zoo

The Detroit Zoo (Distance: 13.3 Miles)

Known for its natural habitat settings, is located in Royal Oak, approximately 15 minutes from downtown Detroit. The Zoo offers viewing of more than 250 species plus a Penguinarium, Arctic Ring of Life (Polar Bears), Great Apes of Harambee, Butterfly Garden, Australian Outback and much more.

RiverWalk (Distance: .7 miles)

Stretching along the water for 2.5 miles, enjoy fountains, walkways, and green space starting at the Cobo Hall convention center. Take a simple stroll, fish, or take in the all of the beautiful views. Take advantage of free parking at nearby Rivard Plaza. Detroit is fun to cycle, and Wheelhouse Bike Rental makes it easy.

The Globe Building Outdoor Adventure & Discovery Center

Experience exhibits, displays, and hands-on simulators introducing visitors to features in state parks, recreation areas, beaches, trails, and harbors. Simulated activities will provide outdoor recreation experiences, while exhibits and displays will show the natural and cultural resources found in Michigan.

Belle Isle Park (Distance: 3.6 miles)

Rich with history and natural beauty, Belle Isle Park is a Detroit gem and Michigan's 102nd state park. This State of Michigan park is a 982-acre island and officially became a state park on February 10, 2014. Individuals who walk, bike or jog to the island will not have to pay the entry fee. This park is a wonderful family-friendly thing to do in Detroit.

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