Spring vacations can quickly turn into expensive nightmares, so snag an awesome spot nearby for a staycation right at home. Get historical or artsy, but most importantly, get out right here in town with the most fun you can have without buying a plane ticket.
Henry Ford Museum
20900 Oakwood Blvd.
Dearborn, MI 48124
Prices: vacation packages start at $89/museum tickets $35 adults/$25.50 kids age 5 to 12/free kids four and younger
Hours: Mon to Sun – 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The best place to enjoy a Detroit stay-vacation is the Henry Ford Museum with vacation packages as well as overnight options. Enjoy history, science and nature, or take advantage of customize this stay-cation experience with special tours and event bookings that’ll make this trip one to remember.
Detroit Opera House
Detroit, MI 48826
Prices: vary per show, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; call for weekend hours
The Detroit Opera House offers the greatest variety in forms of entertainment in the area. Enlighten any stay-cation with the musical theater night life here. Business casual is typical here, but it’s all about relaxing and enjoying a great show, whether it’s opera, classical ballet or comedy.
Roberts Riverwalk Hotel
1000 River Place
Detroit, MI 48207
Prices: start at $119 per night
The best way to have a stay-cation is to not stay at home for at least a night. In Detroit, Roberts Riverwalk Hotel is the place to feel pampered and special with great rates, amazing rooms and comfort for even the wildest spring breakers. Plus, its location offers proximity to tons of fun for a night out on the streets of downtown Detroit. Play on the Detroit International Riverfront, or visit the Renaissance Center, Tri-Centennial State Park and Harbor or Chene Park.
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Detroit Urban Adventures
Detroit, MI 48226
Hours: vary by tour and day
Click here to book tours
As with any great spring break vacation, no Detroit stay-cation is complete without the best tour of the city. At Detroit Urban Adventures, Detroit city tours include a day with a local way more versed in the ways and woes of the city than any native has a right to be. Hear the most interesting and crazy information about the downtown area of Detroit on this city tour. This is the D every local must see.
Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Prices: $8 adults/$4 kids (6 to 17) /free ages 6 and younger/free to Detroit residents on Fridays
Hours: Wed to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fri – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sat and Sun – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Skip Cancun, DIA visitors get a little taste of art and how to make it this spring break. DIA classes allow for creativity and fun to mix together in an exciting artistic rendering of the world. Expect great rates and free days for local residents, with extended hours to easily make this an integral part of any visit to the Detroit area.
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