There is much to see and do around The Inn on Ferry Street. Here are a few suggestions to help you experience the most during your visit to Detroit!

 

Top 10 Things To Do Around Town

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1. Take down some pins at Garden Bowl.

2. Catch a movie at Cinema Detroit or Detroit Film Theatre.

3. Grab a coffee at one of our many nearby coffee bars, including: Wills Leather Goods, Shinola®, The Bottom Line, and Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company.

4. Check out a nearby gallery or museum: The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Historical Museum, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit Science Center, Motown Museum, and more are just moments away.

5. Eat, eat, and eat some more! Midtown is home to many top dining choices and are guaranteed to have something to please everyone’s palette. Ask the front desk for the Taste of Midtown Detroit’s Highly Rated Restaurants & Bars list.

6. Explore Midtown on foot or hop on one of The Inn’s Shinola® bikes to check out the sites. Be sure to ask the front desk for one of our Midtown Route maps for a suggested course.

7. Check out our Do A Little Shopping card for a list of local retailers, including Carhartt, Pure Detroit, Will Leather Goods, and City Bird.

8. Grab a cocktail at one of these great bars: The Old Miami, Northern Lights Lounge, Third Street Bar, Bronx Bar, Honest John’s, or Jumbo’s.

9. Listen to live music at The Majestic, Magic Stick, Marble Bar, Third Man Records, Northern Lights Lounge, or DIA Friday Nights.

10. Take an official Detroit Tour with one of the city’s tour companies including Feet on the Street Tours, Detroit Experience Factory, City Tour Detroit and The Detroit Bus Company.

 

Restaurants

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2941 Street Food
Mediterranean
4219 Woodward • 313.338.3466
2941streetfood.com

8º Plato Beer Company
Specialty beer market & bar
3409 Cass • 313.888.9972
8degreesplato.com

Bronx Bar
Old-timey haunt
4476 2nd • 313.832.8464Bucharest Grill
Traditional style kitchen
110 Piquette • 313.965.3111
bucharestgrill.com

Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
New American shared plates
15 E Kirby • 313.818.3915
chartreusekc.com

Dangerously Delicious Pies
Sweet & savory pies
70 W Alexandrine • 313.818.3149
dangerouspiesdetroit.com

Grey Ghost Detroit
Committed to the art of butchery
47 Watson • 313.262.6534
greyghostdetroit.com

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
Spicy fried chicken & soul food
4101 3rd • 313.818.3502
gusfriedchicken.com

Honest John’s
Relaxed eatery
488 Selden • 313.832.5646
honestjohnsdetroit.com

Hopcat
American pub
4265 Woodward • 313.769.8828
hopcat.com/detroit

Jolly Pumpkin
Pizzeria & brewery
441 W Canfield • 313.262.6115
jollypumpkin.com

La Feria
Spanish tapas
4130 Cass • 313.285.9081
laferiadetroit.com

Motor City Brewing Works
Pizzeria & taproom
470 W Canfield • 313.832.2700
motorcitybeer.com

Northern Lights Lounge
Casual bites & live music
660 W Baltimore • 313.873.1739
northernlightslounge.com

The Old Miami
Easy-going watering hole
3930 Cass • 313.831.3830

The Peterboro
Modern Asian
420 Peterboro • 313.833.1111
thepeterboro.com

Rock City Eatery
New American plates
4216 Woodward • 313.265.3729
rockcityeatery.com

Selden Standard
New American small plates
3921 2nd • 313.438.5055
seldenstandard.com

Seva Detroit
Vegan/Vegetarian
66 E Forest • 313.974.6661
sevarestaurant.com/detroit

Third Street Bar
Easy-going watering hole
4626 3rd • 313.833.0603

Traffic Jam & Snug
Brewery with casual fare
511 W. Canfield • 313.831.9470
trafficjamdetroit.com

 

Shopping

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Bob’s Classic Kicks/AYV
Sneaker boutique & apparel
4717 Woodward • 313.832.7513
bobsclassickicks.com
theayvstore.com

The Black Dress Co.
Women’s clothing & accessories
87 E Canfield • 313.833.7795
theblackdressco.com

Cass Collective
Rotating pop-up shops
4161 Cass Ave • 313.420.6000

Carhartt
Work wear & casual clothing
5800 Cass • 313.831.1274
carhartt.com

Citybird/Nest
Michigan themed products & housewares
460 W Canfield • 313.831.9146
citybirddetroit.com

Detroit Artists Market
Artworks by local artists
4719 Woodward • 313.832.8540
detroitartistsmarket.org

DIA Museum Shop
Gifts for the art lover
5200 Woodward • 313.833.7948
diashop.org

Hugh
Homeware & accessories
4240 Cass Ave • 313.831.4844
lovehughlongtime.com

Little High Flyers
Children’s clothing & gifts
4240 Cass • 313.818.3748
littlehighflyers.com

Nora
Unique gifts
4240 Cass • 313.831.4845
noramodern.com

North End Collective
Collection of new & unique retailers
6513 Woodward • 313.420.6000
northendcollectivedetroit.com

Peacock Room/Frida
Women’s clothing & accessories
15 E Kirby • 313.559.5500
shopparkshelton.com

Pure Detroit
Detroit-themed clothing & gifts
70 W Alexandrine • 855.874.7873
shop.puredetroit.com

Run Detroit
Fitness shoes, apparel & essentials
441 W Canfield • 313.638.2831
run-detroit.com

Shinola® Detroit
Handcrafted watches, bicycles & leather goods
441 W Canfield • 313.285.2390
shinola.com

Source Booksellers
Independent bookstore
4240 Cass Ave • 313.832.1155
sourcebooksdetroit.com

Third Man Records
Modern record store
411 W Canfield • 313.209.5205
thirdmanrecords.com

Thrift on the Avenue
Fashionable thrifting
4130 Cass • 313.649.7226
thriftontheave.com

Whole Foods Market
Natural foods & goods
115 Mack • 313.576.5300
wholefoodsmarket.com

Will Leather Goods
Leather goods
4120 2nd • 313.309.7892
willleathergoods.com

 

Transportation

The Inn on Ferry Street Shuttle
Our hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to and from the hotel within five miles from 7:00 AM until 11:00PM. Requests are arranged through the Front Desk upon request.

 

Amtrak Detroit Station
800.872.7245 • www.www.amtrak.com
The Detroit Amtrak Station is located 0.6 miles from the hotel. Our stop is part of the Midwest Route.

 

Detroit Metropolitan Airport
734.247.7678 • www.metroairport.com
The largest and closest airport to the hotel is Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW). It is located 19.4 miles from The Inn.

 

Lyft
www.lyft.com
Lyft car service is readily available in the Detroit area and from transportation to/from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

 

Metro Cars
800.456.1701 • www.metrocars.com
Metro Cards offers private car service in the Detroit area and from transportation to/from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

 

QLINE
313.582.3044 • www.qlinedetroit.com
The QLINE is a 6.6-mile circulating streetcar loop serving 12 locations on Woodward Avenue from Downtown Detroit through Midtown, New Center and the North End. The Ferry Street QLINE station is conveniently located steps away from the hotel.

 

SKOOT
855.937.5668 • www.rideskoot.com
SKOOT offers shuttle service to/from Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

 

Uber
www.uber.com
Uber car service is readily available in the Detroit area, including Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Museums

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren
313.494.5800 • www.thewright.org
This 120,000 square foot museum with three exhibition galleries is the largest African-American museum in the world dedicated to documenting, preserving and educating the public on the life and culture of African Americans. Its comprehensive main exhibition, “Of the People: The African American Experience”, covers over 600 years of African American History.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM & Sunday 1:00PM-5:00PM

 

Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Avenue
313.833.1805 • www.detroithistorical.org
History Comes Alive at this museum as you stroll through the famous “Streets of Old Detroit” and experience how people actually lived in the 1840s, 1870s, and early 1900s. Don’t miss the Motor City Exhibition, celebrating 100 years of automotive history in Detroit. Additional permanent exhibits include Frontiers to Factories, which takes a look at Detroiters at work from 1701 to 1901, and the Glancy Trains, an interactive display of model trains that is a longtime Detroit tradition.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9:30AM-4:00PM & Saturday-Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM

 

Detroit Institute of Arts
5300 Woodward Avenue
313.833.7900 • www.dia.org
One of the nation’s top ten fine art museums, the DIA’s 100 galleries offer art of world cultures from ancient to modern times, as well as special exhibitions, family programs, a gift shop and two restaurants. The DIA possesses an encyclopedic collection, with a multi-cultural, multi-national scope that surveys creative endeavors from pre-history through modern times, with works by Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Picasso and Matisse.
On Friday evenings, enjoy art, music, dining, drawing in the galleries and more.
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9:00AM-4:00PM, Fridays 9:00 AM-10:00PM & Saturday-Sunday 9:00AM-5:00PM

 

Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
461 Piquette Avenue
313.872.8759 • www.fordpiquetteplant.org
Visiting the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is a unique experience–it the oldest auto plant open to the public in North America. Walk the worn wood floors and touch the brick walls where Henry Ford and his team of automotive pioneers developed the Model T, the car that led to an automotive and social revolution. Almost unchanged since Henry Ford’s day, the museum is a three-story New England-style mill building. Each floor is divided into sections by the original metal fire doors, complete with shadows of Mr. Ford’s “Positively NO Smoking” stencils. The old plank floors are worn from the 12,000 Model Ts built on them, so wear appropriate shoes for your visit. The building is the first purpose-built Ford Motor Company building and is on the National Register of Historic Places, is a designated National Historic Landmark , and a Michigan State Historic Site.
Open: April-November  Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10:00AM-4:00PM

 

Michigan Science Center
5020 John R Street
313.577.8400 • www.mi-sci.org
Michigan Science Center features 110,000 square feet of scientific exploration, including IMAX® Dome Theater, a Planetarium, 250+ hands-on exhibits, lab activities, special exhibits and more.
Winter Hours: Wednesday-Friday 10:00AM-3:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM-5:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM-6:00PM  Summer Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00AM-5:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM-6:00PM, Sunday 12:00PM-6:00PM

 

MOCAD (Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit)
4454 Woodward
313.832.6622 • www.mocadetroit.org
The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is to present art at the forefront of contemporary culture. As a non-collecting institution, MOCAD is responsive to the cultural content of our time, fueling crucial dialogue, collaboration, and public engagement.
Hours: Wednesday, Saturday-Sunday 11:00AM-5:00PM & Thursday-Friday 11:00AM-8:00PM

 

Motown Museum
2648 West Grand Boulevard
313.875.2264 • www.motownmuseum.org
Home to an extensive array of Motown artifacts, photographs and other memorabilia. The museums mission is to preserve the legacy of Motown Recording Company.   
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00AM-6:00PM, Saturday 10:00AM-8:00PM, Sunday 10:00AM-6:00PM

Midtown Music & Theatres

Cinema Detroit
4126 Third Street
313.482.9028 • www.cinemadetroit.org
Independent cinema, delivering an eclectic, quirky and quality mix of contemporary, indie, cult, genre, and classic movies in the heart of the city.

 

Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
313.833.2323 • http://www.dia.org
Showcasing the best of contemporary and classic world cinema.

 

IMAX Dome Theatre, Planetarium & Toyota 4D Theatre at the Michigan Science Center
5020 John R
313.577.8400 • www.mi-sci.org
Showing films that entertain educate and inspire

 

Fisher Theatre
3011 W. Grand Boulevard
313.872.1000 • www.broadwayindetroit.com
Remodeled as a live theatre in 1961 under management of the Nederlander Theatrical Corporation, the Fisher is now adorned with marble, Indian rosewood and walnut paneling, and crystal and bronze decorative work.

 

Majestic Theatre Complex
4120 Woodward
313.833.9700 • www.majesticdetroit.com
This complex features two nightclubs, a restaurant, pizza parlor, and bowling alley.

 

Masonic Temple Theatre
500 Temple Avenue
313.832.2232 • www.themasonic.com
This theatre hosts large-scale theatrical productions and general concert venues in one of the largest and finest theatrical houses in the country.

 

Max M. Fisher Music Center – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra
3711 Woodward Avenue
313.576.5111 • www.dso.org
Listen to the incredible sounds of the world class Detroit Symphony Orchestra in the historic and beautifully restored Orchestra Hall. Experience the new 135,000 square foot expansion featuring a 450 seat performance hall.

 

Wayne State University Bonstelle Theatre
3424 Woodward Avenue
313.577.2960 • www.theatre.wayne.edu
Wayne State University Theatre is one of the nation’s leading educational theatres. This historic theatre was beautifully renovated and produces a series of plays and musical productions.

 

Wayne State University Hilberry Theatre
4743 Cass Avenue
313.577.2972 • www.theatre.wayne.edu
This is the nation’s only graduate theatre company. Students perform classic and contemporary plays.

Other Detroit Music & Theatres

Bert’s Marketplace
2727 Russell
313.567.2030 • www.bertsentertainmentcomplex.com
Bert’s Marketplace has been showcasing the best in local and regional jazz talent since the late 1980s.

 

City Theatre
2301 Woodward
313.471.3400 • www.detroittheater.org
The intimate City Theatre is located in the heart of Foxtown inside the Hockeytown Cafe building, next to the fabulous Fox Theatre.

 

Cliff Bell’s
2030 Park Ave.
313.961.2543 • www.cliffbells.com
Cliff Bell’s has joined the ranks of premier jazz venues in Detroit.

 

Detroit Opera House
313.237.SING
1526 Broadway • www.michiganopera.org
This beautifully restored 1922 theater is the home of the Michigan Opera Theater and other performing arts productions.

 

The Fillmore Detroit
2115 Woodward
313.961.5451 • www.thefillmoredetroit.com
This historic theatre features live entertainment venues.

 

Fox Theatre
2211 Woodward
313.983.6611 • www.olympiaentertainment.com
This historic theatre is beautifully restored and is one of Detroit’s gems. The Fox features musicals, concerts and occasionally movies on its enormous screen.

 

Gem Theatre
333 Madison Avenue
313.963.9800 • www.gemtheatre.com
This recently restored, 450 seat theatre features live comedic and musical productions every Wednesday through Sunday.

 

Music Hall
350 Madison Ave
313.963.2366 • www.musichall.org
Music Hall stands as Detroit’s premier venue for jazz, theater, and dance.

Midtown Galleries

College for Creative Studies Center Galleries
301 Frederick Douglass
313.664.7800 • www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu

 

Community Arts Gallery (WSU)
150 Community Arts Building
313.577.2423 • http://www.art.wayne.edu

 

Dell Pryor Galleries
4201 Cass Avenue
313.833.6990 • http://www.dellpryorgalleries.com

 

Detroit Artists Market
4719 Woodward Avenue
313.832.8540 • www.detroitartistsmarket.org

 

Elaine L. Jacob Gallery (WSU)
480 West Hancock
313.993.7813 • www.art.wayne.edu

 

G.R. N’Namdi Gallery
66 East Forest
313.831.8700 • www.nnamdicenter.org

 

The Scarab Club
217 East Farnsworth
313.831.1250 • www.thescarabclub.org

 

Simone DeSousa Gallery
444 West Willis Street, Unit 111 & 112
313.833.9000 • www.simonedesousagallery.com

Stadiums

Comerica Park Home of the Detroit Tigers
2100 Woodward Avenue
313.962.4000 • www.detroit.tigers.mlb.com/det/ballpark

 

Ford Field – Home of the Detroit Lions
2000 Brush Street
313.262.2222 • www.fordfield.com

 

Little Caesar’s Arena  Future Home of the Detroit Red Wings & Detroit Pistons
2655 Woodward Avenue
www.olympiaentertainment.com/venues/detail/little-caesars-arena

Recreation & Fitness

Biking

The Inn on Ferry Street has two Shinola ® bicycles available for guests to use, this is a complimentary offering. See the Front Desk for our a map with our suggested Midtown Route.

MoGo our area bike share program has two locations near the hotel visit www.mogodetroit.org for more details.

 

Bikram Yoga Midtown Detroit

55 West Canfield

313.782.4663 • www.bikramyogamidtowndetroit.com

 

 

Boll Family YMCA

1401 Broadway

313.309.9622 • www.ymcadetroit.org/boll

 

 

Detroit Yoga Lab

69 W Forest Avenue

313.831.9642 • http://www.detroityogalab.com

 

Fitness Works

6525 2nd Avenue

313.972.4040 • www.fitnessworksclub.com