10 Day Dates in Detroit for You + Your Gal Pals

I recently heard a cute quote about female friendships from Gina Barecca: “It’s not that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but it’s your best friends are your diamonds.”

Wherever we are in our parenting journey, time spent with our girlfriends is so important to our well-being. Whether you want to try something new, or are inviting a new friend to do something, give this list of day dates in Detroit a go this summer with your girls!

Here are 10 day dates in Detroit that you definitely need to plan with friends:

Bike the Dequindre Cut.

Have you ever tried MoGo bikes? If not, give them a spin on the Dequindre Cut. Hop on at Eastern Market or in Rivertown. It’s a beautiful ride that gives a whole new perspective on the city!

Catch a show at the Detroit Opera House.

Into the arts? Detroit Opera House hosts all kinds of amazing shows (and not just opera). We recently saw a ballet there–and it was wonderful! I will certainly be inviting my girlfriends on some matinee day dates here.

Grab a fancy drink at Highlands.

Sometimes, you need to treat yourself to a good cocktail. Check out Highlands, located at the top of the Ren Cen, for fancy cocktails and even better views.

Head to the DIA.

Rainy day? Check out the Detroit Institute of Arts. With rotating exhibits, there’s always something new to see and explore. And, admission is free for residents of Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties!

Hit a 1-2 punch at BreadlessThe Red Hook.

Some strip centers feel like relics of the past–but not the one in Rivertown that has both Breadless and The Red Hook. My perfect day would be two dates in Detroit built into one: grab a delicious, gluten-free lunch at Breadless, and then sit with a friend for coffee a few doors down at The Red Hook. It’s all of the fun with none of the hassle of driving between locations!

Kayak the canals near Coriander.

Ever wonder where you can kayak in Detroit? Wonder no more. The canals near Coriander on Detroit’s east side offer a great opportunity to do this. Pop in to Coriander for a farm-fresh bite afterwards to cap off a great day!

Pick up some produce at Eastern Market.

Eastern Market strolls are some of my favorites, especially because it’s a 2-for-1 activity. Hang out with a friend and buy local groceries? Sign me up.

Stop in for Taco Tuesday in Mexicantown.

One of my favorite meals to grab with friends is tacos. We are so lucky to have Mexicantown right here in Detroit to enjoy the good stuff. One of my favorites is Mexican Village Restaurant

Test out your swing at Belle Isle Golf.

I’ve been on a big golf kick recently and have been doing my darndest to bring other women into the sport! The driving range is a great, non-intimidating place to start. Come as you are, no fancy clothes needed, rent some clubs, and just hit some balls. It feels great–especially after a bad day at work!

Walk the Riverwalk.

The riverwalk has become an absolutely stunning staple of the downtown area. Stroll the riverfront with your gal pals. Walking, I’m convinced, is not just good for the bod–it’s truly good for the soul.

Whatever you decide to do with your girlfriends, the key to it all is to just soak in the time together. As moms and moms-to-be, time with friends is precious. Enjoy it while you have it–and be sure to bring your planners to schedule the next one!

Looking for more to do in the Great Lakes State? Check out DeAndrea’s ideas for where to go for a Michigan day trip!


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