Go ice skating, get cocktails
Sure, the ice rink at Campus Martius is on pretty much every single "things to do in Detroit" list ever. And so it is also on this one. You know why? Because it's pretty, and it's kind of New Detroit iconic, and it's a thing to do in the winter that attempts to make the most of a less-than-ideal situation -- i.e., winter. And since you’re already downtown, you can his Standby for some transcendent cocktails, then Cliff Bell's for some live jazz in a stunning art deco environment.
Go ice skating on an OUTDOOR rink, hilariously fall over together
If ice skating in Campus Martius feels just a bit too grossly corporate for you (no judgment), head to Clark Park in Southwest Detroit instead, home to Southeast Michigan's only regulation-sized outdoor ice rink where you can skate or play a pick-up game of hockey. Afterwards grab a chocolate a la taza, a thick Spanish drinking chocolate served hot, at Café Con Leche. And while you're in the area, be sure to take selfies in front of the Yorba Hotel, made famous by the White Stripes (especially now since Detroiters like Jack White again), then go for a taste of the Great Lakes at the newly opened Huron Room. Yes, we know, in Southwest it's all "tacos, tacos, tacos," but dare to be different, we say.