Things To Do In Detroit

Up to 43% Off Gospel Musical

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

$49.80 $30

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Performers seen on "The Voice" and "American Idol" tell the story of a troubled young man who finds himself transported to biblical times

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

51% Off Guided Walking or Car Tours from Backseat Detroit

Detroit

$100 $49

You provide the car and tour leader Joseph C. Krause hops in or guides groups on foot, all while delving deep into city history and lore

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Downtown

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Up to 78% Off Interval-Training Boot Camps

Detroit

$90 $39

Former Marine helps clients boost self-confidence and physical fitness

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit – Up to 51% Off Membership

University

$50 $30

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With their membership perks, art lovers savor striking contemporary art, along with lectures, films, and educational children's activities

Up to 70% Off Kung Fu or Self-Defense Classes

Multiple Locations

$125 $45

Kung fu classes impart martial-arts movements that bolster body awareness; self-defense classes teach women to defend themselves

Up to 74% Off Yoga

Detroit

$150 $49

Yoga classes help clients find physical and spiritual well-being at a gym that focuses on personal-training sessions

"The Cross and The Light" – Up to 43% Off Play

Music Hall Center

$59 $35

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Dramatic musical experience that the producers describe as a "spiritual wake-up call" tells of Christ's Passion, death, and resurrection

56% Off Detroit Home Opener Festival

Madison Avenue Festival Grounds

$88 $39

One of Detroit's most popular event sells out to Tiger's fans each year; a new location with heated tent, fully stocked bars, DJs, and bands

"A Mother's Cry Against Violence" – Up to 50% Off

The Jack White Theatre

$27.05 $13.50

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Tiffany Goodman's intense story of her murdered son and the community protecting his killer stars R&B performer Angie Stone

Club Bleu – Up to 52% Off Ayah Marar Concert

Bleu Detroit

$23 $11

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U.K. singer and bass-scene star heard on Calvin Harris's 2013 hit "Thinking About You"

50% Off Services

Walkerville

C$700 C$350

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts at Aikido Canada

Central Windsor

C$125 C$30

Classes for kids and adults meet six days a week; self-defense that protects you without harming your attacker

Up to 65% Off Fitness Classes or Unlimited Training

Windsor

C$100 C$35

Slate of 88 classes a month includes TRX, Kardio Kickboxing, yoga, spin, and boot camp, along with hourly group training

45% Off Services

East Windsor

$350 $193

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 93% Off Boot-Camp Packages

Multiple Locations

C$344 C$25

Boot-camp programs elevate whole-body fitness by providing goal-tracking software, dietary guidance, and unlimited workouts

Up to 58% Off Boot-Camp

Windsor

C$75 C$32

Inside a fitness club, a boot-camp instructor strengthens and tones muscles from head to toe

Up to 64% Off Batting Cages or Hockey Training

Windsor

C$40 C$19

Cages allow batters to hone their swings; hockey training focuses on skating mechanics, stride, leg strength, and stability

Up to 64% Off Ice Skating

Windsor

C$14 C$5

Duos or quartets hit the ice before warming up with a cup of hot chocolate and bag of popcorn

Up to 65% Off Scuba-Diving Class for One or Two

Forest Glade

C$99 C$39

PADI-certified instructors teach diving basics in classroom and indoor pool where pupils try out equipment and build foundational skills

Up to 64% Off at Zumba and Fitness with Marica

Windsor

C$50 C$25

Students hustle, shake, and move their hips as instructors teach easy-to-learn, Latin-inspired dance moves

44% Off Martial Arts

Dearborn

$105 $59

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Up to 71% Off Personal Training at Zumba4Women

Dearborn

$240 $69

Female trainers know how to tailor workouts to their female clients' fitness needs and goals

Up to 52% Off Double Feature at Ford Drive In

Dearborn

$18 $9

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‘50s-era drive-in screens double features of first-run movies across five screens, with outdoor car heaters

50% Off Laser Tag

Dearborn

$34 $17

Laser-tag bouts unfold in a glowing, space-themed arena with multiple levels to play on—all overseen by staffers who ensure safety

Up to 61% Off Zumba or Boot Camp

East Downtown Dearborn

$45 $19

Zumba torches calories with dance-inspired cardio, and boot camp tones lean muscle; classes last one hour

77% Off Boot-Camp Classes with Nutrition Plan

Dearborn Heights

$197 $45

Indoor boot-camp classes taught by a certified personal trainer; nutrition plan maps out healthful eating practices for 21 days

Up to 55% Off

Ford Community and Performing Arts Center

$10 $5

Discover the true story of a young Indian Muslim women who fought the Nazi regime in Paris, as narrated by Helen Mirren

Up to 67% Off Yoga and Barre Classes

Grosse Pointe Park

$180 $88

Sample four styles of yoga, including vinyasa and ashtanga, as well as ballet barre classes that tone and lengthen muscles

Up to 87% Off Yoga Classes at Living Waters Yoga

Grosse Point Farms - The Hill

$150 $20

Certified Christian yoga teachers open classes with Bible reading as students relax and bolster their strength while Christian music plays

Up to 56% Off Ice-Skating at Civic Ice Arena

Melvindale

$45 $20

Groups of four enjoy open ice-skating sessions with snacks; lessons include 30 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes of practice

Up to 53% Off Family-Center Fun Package

Melvindale

$52 $26

Pizza and pop reenergizes visitors at a family fun center with a multilevel laser tag arena, indoor and outdoor mini golf, and an arcade

Half Off Ice-Skating Lessons

Hazel Park

$50 $25

Weekly classes instruct students in skills required to perform graceful figure-skating maneuvers or execute fast-paced hockey techniques

ComedySportz – Up to 41% Off Improv

Michigan Actors Studio

$17 $10

Game-based comedy show pits teams of improvising funny folk against one another in a contest of light-footed joke making

Up to 55% Off Dance Classes

Ferndale

$50 $25

Certified dance teacher helps beginners learn the art of salsa dancing or tango

74% Off Circuit Training

Ferndale

$150 $39

Using kickboxing, suspension training equipment, and free weights, trainers lead students through intense circuit training classes

Michel'le – Up to 38% Off R&B Concert

Andiamo Celebrity Showroom

$32.25 $20

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The star of "R&B Divas: Los Angeles" unleashes the powerful voice behind the hit "No More Lies"; Detroit duo Raw Voyces opens

51% Off Voice or Instrument Lessons

Eastpointe

$80 $39

Experienced musicians teach students of all skill levels the fundamentals of singing or playing instruments like guitar and clarinet

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

New Baltimore

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 53% Off Admission to Military Historical Society

Eastpointe

$25 $12

Historial society celebrates the efforts of the Greatest Generation during WWII with exhibits and interactive events

Up to 85% Off at LifeStyle Fitness Gold

Eastpointe

$160 $49

30-minute Butt & Gutt Fitness classes vaporize flab for tighter curves; boot camps blend cardio, strength, and core moves to inspire fitness

Up to 77% Off Yoga Classes

Grosse Pointe Woods

$150 $49

Yoga classes from early morning to late evening; options run the gamut from gentle to athletic with added heat or free weights

Up to 50% Off Grosse Pointe Academy of Taekwondo

Grosse Pointe

$10 $5

Zumba classes combine dance moves with strength training to the beat of Latin & international tunes

Up to 73% Off Boot Camp from Real Detroit Muscle

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Certified trainer leads workouts loaded with body-weight moves, mobility exercises, and weight-training drills suitable for all skill levels

Up to 53% Off Kids' Gymnastics in Southgate

Southgate

$36 $20.75

Gymnastics classes for kids that teach strength, flexibility, and coordination in addition to building self-esteem and a strong work ethic

58% Off Martial Arts

Madison Heights

$119 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

55% Off Martial-Arts Group Training

Royal Oak

$110 $49

Instructors lead classes for all levels, including families

50% Off

Madison Heights

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

45% Off

Downtown Madison Heights

$300 $165

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 88% Off Cardio Kickboxing at Garage Muscle Athletic Group

Downtown Madison Heights

$275 $39

Students soak up kickboxing strikes and blocks while burning fat and toning muscle

Up to 66% Off Yoga, Pliates, or Boot-Camp Classes at Fitness Rx

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Classes engage students in challenging workouts that strengthen the body and rejuvenate the mind

Up to 74% Off Boot Camp or Personal Training

Oak Park

$129 $55

Intensive 60-minute boot camps held three times per week or personal training in a gym equipped with massage therapists and a juice bar

Up to 58% Off Zumba or Belly Dancing Classes

Oak Park

$45 $19

Learn how to belly dance or burn calories during upbeat Zumba dance fitness classes

Up to 60% Off at Ford Lanes & Bel-Mark Lanes

Multiple Locations

$30 $12

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Automatic scoring stations track frames while groups enjoy one or two hours of bowling and optional three-topping pizza

Up to Half Off Bowling and Drinks for Two

Dearborn Heights

$26 $12.99

A shareable pitcher of soda or beer paired with two games of bowling

44% Off Popcorn, Cotton Candy, or Snow Cone Rental

Royal Oak

$80 $45

Party rentals dole out carnival-style snacks for up to 50 guests

Up to 54% Off Golf for Two or Four

Royal Oak

$48 $23

Normandy Oaks's emerald fairways offer nine opportunities for hitting long-distance drives

Up to 50% Off Standup Comedy

Downtown Royal Oak

$20 $10

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Storied club hosts national and Detroit–based comedy acts

94% Off Kickboxing, Boxing, and Fitness Classes for Kids

Royal Oak

$450 $29

Group classes and a bumping sound system motivate both muscles and metabolisms for boys and girls

Up to 77% Off Fitness and Boxing Classes

Royal Oak

$80 $39

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Experienced trainers back up 25 punching bags; classes include TRX suspension and kettlebell workouts with club-like lasers and DJ beats

78% Off Women’s Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$219 $49

Certified instructors lead women through fat-burning exercises including obstacle courses and cardio drills in a four-week program

Up to 36% Off Wine-Tasting Event

Downtown Royal Oak

$103.70 $69

Testing event collecting more than 150 different wines from around the globe

Up to 55% Off One Month of CrossFit Training

Riverview

$149 $67

Dedicated CrossFit trainers tailor functional-fitness classes specifically to beginners

Up to 53% Off Bowling with Shoe Rental and Sodas

Taylor

$22.58 $11

More than 48 synthetic lanes outfitted with wooden approaches and automatic scoring; cosmic bowling on Saturday afternoons

Up to 72% Off Classes at Taylor Yoga

Taylor

$85 $25

Passionate instructor leads Hatha yoga poses and breathing exercises to boost students' physical and mental wellness at their own pace

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

65% Off Personal Fitness Program

Belleville

$60 $21

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

76% Off from Michigan Women Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

$274 $65

Blend of running, core exercise, and resistance training six days a week; nutritional consult with food journal provides dietary support

Up to 72% Off Personal Training

Roseville

$300 $90

Personal trainer incorporates diet and nutrition counseling into personalized bundles designed to tackle clients' goals

Up to 62% Off Pole-Dancing Classes or Party

Redford

$65 $29.99

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Gals of all fitness levels strut their stuff in pole-dancing sessions focused on stretching and strengthening; mini pole party for up to 10

81% Off Capoeira Classes

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

The Brazilian art form melds dance, martial arts, and acrobatics into a rhythmic, mentally challenging workout

Up to 73% Off Martial Arts Self-Defense Classes

Southfield

$160 $49

Instructors lead classes designed to help beginners learn to defend themselves using martial arts maneuvers

Half Off Halloween Costume or Face Painting

Southfield

$59.99 $29.99

Face-painting artists decorate faces or teach others how to create fun designs with face paint; fleece Halloween pajama costumes

Up to 51% Off Shooting-Range Package

Southfield

$93.99 $47

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After a safety class, participants wear protective gear & take aim in one of 14 computerized lanes in a range run by trained range officers

Up to 81% Off Lessons at Axis Music Academy

Multiple Locations

$80 $15

Private lessons and group jam sessions can teach students everything from guitar chords to drum beats to recording with Final Cut Pro

Up to 61% Off Qi Gong Classes

Southfield

$100 $39

Qi Gong classes work to improve overall health and circulation in a relaxing set of motions

Up to 54% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

$120 $55

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Instructors lead goal-oriented programs that blend cardio kickboxing and core-strengthening Pilates with personalized nutrition plans

Up to 51% Off Unlimited Kickboxing & MMA Fitness Classes

Saint Clair Shores

$75 $37

Instructors emphasize physical fitness while students soak up self-defense skills

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Vargo Golf Company’s stable of golfing properties allows club-wielders of all skills to test the tees on diverse courses while perfecting their game. The Myth Golf Club furnishes 18 holes on a championship course with spacious greens surrounded by lush woods with playful creatures that occasionally turn out to practice their polite golf clap. Myth’s younger sibling, The Little Myth Par 3 is a nine-hole affair perfect for experienced clubsmiths looking to work on their short game or short clubsmiths looking to first develop one. The hilly obstacles and generous fairways of the 18-hole Rouge Park Golf Course, founded in 1923, boasts one of the area’s most challenging holes (the famed hole 11). Groupon holders can also dream up creative mulligan excuses at the 18-hole Bruce Hills Golf Club, the 9-hole executive Hampton Golf Club, the 18-hole Rackham Golf Course, the 18-hole Chandler Park Golf Course, and the-18 hole Palmer Park Golf Course.

11701 Burt Road
Detroit,
MI
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Vixen Fitness’s certified instructor Danielle Green was fed up with the lack of exercise programs designed to empower women. After a year of throwing private dance parties in her clients’ homes, Danielle realized that many women pursue fitness to feel desirable, which involves not only simple aesthetics, but also self-confidence. Her insights panned out. Today, her all-female fitness operation includes two studios where she and her team of sultry instructors help women unleash their inner Aphrodites. In a comfortable setting, women swivel into leaner bodies during pole-dancing and sensual-dance classes. When they’re not teaching lap dance and aerobic strip-tease classes, teachers help students carve out fitter frames with Zumba and yogalates—a hybrid of yoga and Pilates—and host the original bachelorette and girl’s night out parties that inspired the studio's beginning.

1347 E Fisher Fwy
Detroit,
MI
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The Detroit Opera House sprawls across an entire city block, its imposing size and elegant design belying its circuitous history. Originally opened in 1922 as a vaudeville palace—and designed by the renowned architect behind the city's Fillmore and Fox theaters—the space played host to live music and recorded films. But despite the venue’s remarkable acoustics and cheery demeanor, it sat abandoned for long stretches of time over the next few decades. Luckily, fate intervened in 1988 when the opera acquired the building, starting an ambitious remodeling project that culminated in an opening gala featuring Luciano Pavarotti. The opera house’s modern iteration mimics the design of Europe's greatest performance spaces, with an the ornate main hall adorned with vaulted ceilings and sumptuous red curtains.

1526 Broadway St
Detroit,
MI
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In 1917, famed golf-course architect Donald Ross carved New Rogell Golf Course out of an urban plot along Grand River Avenue, adding yet another gem to a portfolio of courses that also includes Pinehurst No. 2 and Oakland Hills. Today, players enjoy the fruits of Mr. Ross’s labor as they cruise over a bentgrass path that stretches to 6,075 yards from the farthest tees. Two additional tee boxes start off each hole as well, allowing golfers to tailor rounds to their skill level or forsake tees completely and start in a bunker.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 70 course
  • Total length of 6,075 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 70.2 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 129 from the back tees
  • Three sets of tees per hole

18601 Berg Rd
Detroit,
MI
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The Detroit Institute of Arts takes the “s” at the end of its name seriously. The immense Beaux Arts building on Woodward Avenue isn’t only a setting for a top-tier collection of visual works that include Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes, a van Gogh self-portrait, and ancient sculptures from Africa and Asia. It also opens the doors of its lecture halls, event spaces, and auditoriums for craft workshops, wide-ranging talks from historians and people who know how to draw really good cubes, film, and music. The latter two art forms find a home in the Detroit Film Theatre, a gilded, neoclassical auditorium that preserves a sense of coziness amid the grandeur.

3011 W Grand Blvd
Detroit,
MI
US

SemSeg's Segway experts equip urban explorers to cruise through Detroit at up to 12.5 miles per hour during self-guided tours. A brief orientation covers proper techniques for turning, stopping, and impromptu jousting. Then, motorists hop aboard scooters and travel up to 24 miles on a single charge. The long battery life allows motorists to cruise down the Riverfront, circle 14-acre Hart Plaza, and crisscross the Rivard Plaza in a single trip. Though SemSeg encourages DIY tours, their guides lead weekend tours through downtown and down the Riverwalk.

1938 Franklin Street
Detroit,
MI
US

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