Get out the house and head downtown this winter. From family ‘field trips’ to outdoor fun, there’s lots to do in Detroit!
Light Up Beacon Park
If you haven’t yet experience the photo-ready interactive gingerbread house, giant hot chocolate, and other sweet-themed light-up delights, you won’t want to miss it and the final day of the display is January 10th. Light Up Beacon Park is free and open to the public.
Ice Skate @ The Rink
Strap on some skates (they’re available to rent) and hit the ice at The Rink at Campus Martius in the heart of downtown Detroit.
Spend A Day At The Museum
Avoid cabin fever and get out the house and in from the cold at a museum. Learn something new at the Michigan Science Center, explore the great works of art and create your own at the Detroit Institute of Arts (admission is FREE for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties), travel back in time thru the city’s past at the Detroit Historical Museum and take a trip to Belle Isle to visit the Great Lakes Museum.
Nature Walk On Belle Isle
Winter @ Valade Park
Valade Park on the Detroit Riverfront offers year round fun for families and during weekends in January there will be special events and activities including sled rental, ice carving, live music and more.
Celebrate MLK Day
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a family field trip to the Wright Museum of African American History.
Get Creative With The African Bead Museum
Go Play at Ganbaru
If the kids are climbing on the walls, take them to Ganbaru Ninja Gym for ninja warrior-styled obstacles, rock climbing and where you can practice parkour.
Test Out The Sledding Hills
Make the most of snowy days and hit the best sledding hills in the city.
- Milliken State Park: 1900 Atwater Street, Detroit, 48207
- Robert C. Valade Park: 2670 Atwater St, Detroit, MI 48207
- Balduck Park: 5271 Canyon Street, Detroit, 48236
Plan Taco Tuesday In Southwest
Switch up your dinner routine and enjoy a family meal out at an authentic Mexican restaurant. There are plenty to chose from but Mexican Village, Armando’s, and Los Galanes are a few of our favorite places to eat (and they have free parking lots). After dinner stop by La Gloria Bakery on Bagley for a sweet treat.
BONUS: YMCA Members will want to stop by the Boll Family Y downtown to got for a swim and splash at the indoor pool.
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..