The selfie has grown from a simple photo, into the best way of sharing who you’re with on social media, taking funny pictures for your friends, or to show-off where you’ve been.
That last point is what we’re here to help you with. We’re going to take you on a trip through metro Detroit with some of the best spots to snag that perfect selfie. So make sure your battery is charged, select your favorite filter and join us on a selfie journey through metro Detroit!
Our first stop on the selfie tour of metro Detroit takes us to the James Scott Memorial Fountain at Belle Isle. We’ve highlighted this Detroit landmark when we gave you suggestions on what to do at Belle Isle this summer, and we weren’t kidding when we said it’s one of the most picturesque spots in the D. The almost one-hundred year-old fountain offers the perfect backdrop against a Michigan summer sky, making for a guaranteed great selfie.
After making the most of the beautiful fountain, hop on Jefferson and head down to one of Detroit’s most bustling and photogenic markets, Eastern Market. The market itself is incredibly unique and full of selfie opportunities, but we want to highlight the market’s gorgeous murals. Your selfie probably won’t be able to capture the full mural, but grabbing even a section of it will add some flavor to your pic. Also, to support Eastern Market and its murals, mark your calendars for September 13 as this year’s Murals in the Market will begin.
Next stop on the selfie tour of metro Detroit is the iconic Dequindre Cut. There are so many unique and selfie worthy spots along the Dequindre Cut that you could really make a day of it. The two-mile greenway is full of murals and urban architecture that is perfect for any type of selfie.
After hitting those three iconic Detroit spots, we suggest going to a little gem out in Clinton Township called George George Memorial Park. The park does feature a beautiful fountain and surrounding area that are perfect for a summertime selfie. There’s a Wedding Garden as well, which you can rent from the city through their website.
Last but certainly not least, add some natural color to your selfie collection at Island Park Bridge in Ann Arbor. The old-fashioned bridge is at its best in the fall months, but a summer selfie next to the bridge and trees is no slouch either. There’s plenty of other great spots in the river park for you to explore as well.