The Staycation Series – Girls’ Trip!

By: Katie Goncalves | March 22, 2023
Two women enjoy coffee at hotel spa

Girls' Trip!

There’s nothing quite like spending a weekend with your best girlfriends. But let’s be honest, getting away with adult friends can be a challenge with everyone’s conflicting schedules and commitments. But what if I told you that Detroit is the perfect place to spend a weekend with your girlfriends? There is so much to experience and staying close to home keeps things cost-effective. Here are some ideas of where to stay and what to do for a girls’ weekend in downtown Detroit.

Where to Stay

Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney

One Park Avenue, Detroit

Overlooking Grand Circus Park, Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney is the perfect place due to its close proximity to everything downtown. With modern amenities and walking distance to some of the city’s best attractions, this hotel is a winner. 

The Siren Hotel 

1509 Broadway Street, Detroit

trailblazer field

From soccer practice to grocery runs, the Chevy Trailblazer is designed to make your everyday outings a breeze.

The Siren Hotel is any Instagrammers dream spot, with gorgeously appointed amenities and fun, quirky features like rooms with bunk beds. Plus with a cafe, restaurant, and bar all located inside the hotel, you won’t feel like leaving.

Where to Eat

Breakfast

Iggy’s Eggies

34 West Grand River, Detroit

The perfect on-the-go breakfast option, Iggy’s Eggies serves fantastic breakfast sandwiches and other hand-held breakfast items from their little walk-up window. They are open daily from 8-2.

Dime Store

719 Griswold Street, Detroit

The Dime Store is the perfect place because you can get breakfast and brunch served all day long. Their hashes are incredible and you won’t want to miss out on their malted Belgian waffle. 

Lunch

Parc

800 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

Parc is the perfect place for a lunch that’s a little lighter but oh so satisfying. Pair your meal with one of their signature cocktails or the bubbly bar.

Townhouse Detroit

500 Woodward Avenue, Detroit

Sit and enjoy the ambiance of being in the city at Townhouse Detroit. Order several of their shareable dishes for the table and pair them with a salad or sandwich for an amazing meal. 

Dinner

Mezze from Leila
Mezze from Leila

Leila 

1245 Griswold Street, Detroit

Cute and swanky with delicious plates meant to be shared, Leila is a top choice for any girls’ dinner. This Mediterranean restaurant will have you coming back time and again. 

PAO Detroit

114 West Adams Street, Detroit

PAO is an Asian fusion restaurant in a gorgeous setting. They host several different themed events throughout the week and all of the food on their menu is incredibly well done. 

Things to Do

Explore various parts of the city to do some shopping. Eastern Market is a fun place to wander around, especially when the weekend market is in full swing. Head to Canfield Street to check out Shinola, Third Man Records, City Bird, and others. Finally, swing over to New Center to browse at Urbanum and Ferne

Mural depicting fresh produce in Detroit's Eastern Market
Detroit’s Eastern Market

Visit Pewabic Pottery to learn how they make their pottery, check out historical pieces, and shop for something unique to take home as a souvenir.
Check out the murals and take some pictures at the Z Lot and The Belt then head to The Skip for drinks.

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