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Old 10-04-2017, 08:17 PM
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Wife and I are going to Ann Arbor for a long weekend (Thurs - Mon) to catch a football game. we'll be staying in Ann Arbor on Friday and Saturday nights. I was thinking about spending Thursday and/or Sunday nights in downtown Detroit. Any suggestions on places to visit, eat or stay? I haven't been there in years, but was thinking dinner in Greektown or the Renaissance Center (is that rotating rooftop restaurant still there?). I have a pending reservation at the Greektown Casino Hotel but not really committed yet.

Or should we just stick to Ann Arbor or visit someplace else? If someplace else, where? There doesn't seem to be much else around that area.

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Old 10-04-2017, 09:11 PM
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Used to live there. Greektown is cool but more for the food. If you really want to gamble, bring your passport and go to Windsor. Ann Arbor has some GREAT restaurants. Shopping in Birmingham is very fun.
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Old 10-04-2017, 09:48 PM
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Lions host the Panthers on Sunday. Pistons have a preseason game at the new Little Caesars Arena Friday night. Red Wings have their season opener and first regular season game at LCA Thursday night.
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:31 PM
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If you want a pricey, but really good, dinner, try Roast in Detroit. The fillet mignon was awesome the last time I went there.

http://www.roastdetroit.com/

For places to visit, if the weather is nice, check out Greenfield Village...excuse me, "The Henry Ford". I still can't bring myself to call Greenfield Village and the Henry Ford Museum as a single entity.

https://www.thehenryford.org/

Also, in the Ann Arbor area, there are plenty of cider mills going this time of year. Get some delicious hot apple cider and apple cider donuts.
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Old 10-05-2017, 10:21 PM
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If you're in Ann Arbor Gandy Dancer is always good. What do you like besides football. There is a huge Cabela's about 15 minutes south, also Milan Drag Strip about 15 minutes south. As mentioned bring a passport and hit Windsor Ontario, less than an hour from A2. Also pass through Detroit to get to Windsor a ton of cool bars in Detroit. Straight up US23 about 45 minutes North is Action Marine, our local MC dealer with a great show room.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:51 AM
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Unless you're really into going to Detroit I'd just stay in A2. Gandy Dancer is a great place but you may need to make reservations. Ann Arbor has a ton of restaurants right on the main drag so you won't have to go far or drive after having a couple cold ones.

Detroit is much better than it has been in decades but if you don't know where you're going or get turned around you can fall of the edge quickly. Greektown is not the same as it was 20 years ago and there are much better places to go for night life in the D if that's what you're looking for. Stick with the areas near the stadiums or casinos and avoid places off the beaten path. The exceptions would be Slow's (https://slowsbarbq.com/locations/corktown/) or Mexican Town (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attracti..._Michigan.html) which both offer great food, are easy to get to and safe to hang out in.
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Old 10-06-2017, 09:11 AM
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Detroit?

^^^Yes, funny I was going to say that exact same thing^^^.

I live near Detroit, and I stay out of the city (unless there’s a big event). like he said if you go to Detroit, don’t take a wrong turn, stay close to the main drag, unless you want to scare the living $hit out of your passengers for holloween 👻🎃👹 ....hehehe!! (I’m not kidding ). For instance, the other day a rapper was shot and killed 100 yards right out side the police station by a thug and they never found him yet, and he was on camera 😱. That being said the GM renaissance is a cool place to eat at, its on the top floor, you can look over at Windsor over the Detroit river. Your best bet is to stay in Ann harbor (IMO) if your not familiar with Detroit.

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Old 10-06-2017, 12:37 PM
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I'm not a fan but my wife loves Frankenmuth which isn't far from there
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Old 10-07-2017, 09:48 PM
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I'm not a fan but my wife loves Frankenmuth which isn't far from there
I know I wouldn't drive the 80 miles just to see the worlds largest Christmas store.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:48 AM
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Based on the input here -- thanks -- I think we'll probably just stay in Ann Arbor, maybe spend the last night (Sunday) in Dearborn so we can check out the Ford factory before heading to the airport. That place looks cool. And maybe we'll just drive into Greektown Sunday night for dinner. Any restaurant suggestions there or should we just skip it altogether?

It's been a LONG time since I've been to Ann Arbor, so any other suggestions for that town would be appreciated. I probably won't even recognize the place and get lost. Gandy Dancer may be good. I couldn't afford to eat there when I was in school! Any good brew pubs in town?
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