Breakfast/Lunch: Start your day at the Hudson Cafe, a popular breakfast and lunch destination known for its twists on brunch classics like fried catfish & waffles and graham cracker-crusted French toast. Or, dine at Dime Store, serving elevated breakfast favorites like pork belly eggs Benedict and duck leg hash. For lunch, visit Avalon Cafe and Bakery, the massive new downtown outpost of the well-known Midtown bakery, which opened last year complete with a full kitchen offering soups, sandwiches, and pastries.
Do: Make time to visit the Detroit Riverfront to enjoy breathtaking views of the river and Windsor’s skyline as you walk along the 3.5-mile RiverWalk past outdoor pavilions, parks, and green spaces. Throughout downtown, search out iconic pieces of outdoor art, including the Monument to Joe Louis (better known as “The Fist”), the Spirit of Detroit, and Shepard Fairey's 184-foot-tall mural at the north end of Campus Martius. While you’re there, be sure to stop by the park, which offers free programming like art shows, movie screenings, live music, and more throughout the year.