Breakfast/Lunch: Despite its small size, West Village has plenty of dining options inside the neighborhood, or just a short walk or bike ride away. For breakfast, grab quick bites and small-batch roasted coffee at The Red Hook, or a slice of pie (or a super-filling Sister Salad) at Sister Pie. Really hungry? Find homestyle, comforting favorites at Rose’s Fine Food in neighboring Indian Village. The “finer diner” offers locally-sourced breakfast and lunch options like buckwheat pancakes and hefty sandwiches on house-made bread.
Do: Explore local icon Pewabic Pottery in Indian Village. Since 1903, the studio and its artisans have produced handmade clay pottery and ceramic art, earning a National Historic Landmark designation in 1991. Groups of 10 or more can schedule hands-on and guided tours, but visitors can stop by any day of the week, free of charge. For even more historic charm, simply grab a bike (MoGo rentals are available on Agnes Street) and take a ride through the neighborhood to see homes designed by renowned architects like Albert Kahn, William Buck Stratton, and Louis Kamper. Want to enjoy the great outdoors? Belle Isle is only three miles away, prime for hiking, biking, and kayaking.