Travel & Visiting

TRAVEL and TRANSPORTATION

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HOTEL

Doubletree Fort Shelby
525 West Lafayette Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan
313-963-5600
Directions

When you call to make reservations, say that you are with the Varner-Gumbrecht wedding. You will receive a discounted rate. Please note there is no self-parking at the hotel; valet parking costs $20 per day.

FOOD

Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes
A wonderful, casual breakfast or lunch spot with just a few tables. Eat here then step across the street to the Detroit Institute of Arts or Detroit Historical Museum.
15 East Kirby Street, Suite 115
In the Park Shelton Building off Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
313-964-2023
Directions

Avalon International Breads
Delicious little bakery/coffee shop that uses great ingredients.
422 West Willis Street
Detroit, Michigan
313-832-0008‎
Directions

Slows Bar BQ
It’s not barbecue like the South, but it’s great and has beloved vegetarian options.
2138 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
313-962-9828
Directions

Union Street
Solid American-style food, if that’s what you’re into.
4145 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
313-831-3965
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Lafayette Coney Island
A Detroit chili dog standard. Totally dingy and terrible for you, except at 2 a.m. Next door to less-dingy, credit-card-accepting American Coney Island.
118 West Lafayette Boulevard
Detroit, Michigan
Directions

ATTRACTIONS

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
313-494-5800‎
Directions

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
313-833-7900‎
Directions

Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan
313-833-1805‎
Directions

Detroit Zoo
8450 West 10 Mile Road
Royal Oak, Michigan
248-541-5717‎
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The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
20900 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, Michigan
313-271-1621
Directions