In the Motor City, but without a motor
July 2, 2006 3:32 PM   Subscribe

Help! We're stuck at our hotel in downtown Detroit (on a Sunday evening) without a car. Is there anything for us to do that we can walk to, or are we just stuck in our hotel?

We already saw Greektown yesterday. We're staying at the Renaissance Center.

We lost a tire to a very large bolt late this afternoon and all of the tire places have closed for the day. (The spare should get us to the tire place tomorrow, but we're not comfortable traveling around on it in the meantime.) Any suggestions?
posted by mrbula to Travel & Transportation around Detroit, MI (12 answers total)
Windsor. There's a shuttle bus.
posted by user92371 at 3:55 PM on July 2, 2006

Well, there's the Hard Rock cafe if you want to check out their Motown display - Campus Martius is a nice little park there. My husband says there's a boat that goes up & down the Detroit River - the Marriott concierge will know if it's running.

We're thinking - trying to come up with something else. Have you had dinner yet?
posted by clarkstonian at 3:57 PM on July 2, 2006

BTW - who are "we" - adults? kids?
posted by clarkstonian at 3:59 PM on July 2, 2006

We haven't eaten yet. We were thinking about Windsor, though.
posted by mrbula at 4:00 PM on July 2, 2006

We're both adults.
posted by mrbula at 4:00 PM on July 2, 2006

The Fox Theater is only 4-5 blocks, but you don't want to be walking there after dark. Hockeytown Cafe has hockey memorabilia.
posted by clarkstonian at 4:00 PM on July 2, 2006

What about this? Food, music, maybe a little fun. . .

I'll keep thinking, too.
posted by dirtmonster at 4:01 PM on July 2, 2006

So go to Windsor, now, bring your American dollars, they'll love you (the exchange place is probably closed). Make it an adventure.
posted by user92371 at 4:09 PM on July 2, 2006

Doesn't Detroit have taxis?
posted by Xalf at 4:15 PM on July 2, 2006

We're off to Windsor. Thanks!
posted by mrbula at 4:28 PM on July 2, 2006

There's plenty of casinos, I'd also recommend Greektown for a safe adventure. Everything is pretty much centered around Woodward - Comerica Park, Ford Field, the Fox Theatre, Second City, etc. Or Windsor. :)

The Windsor tunnel at the beginning of a weekend night would usually have 21+ year old Canadians coming over the US and 19-20 year old Americans (well, 16-20 really) going to Canada.

The best dim sum in the area, though not a night time thing really, is in Windsor at Wah Court. There's some good BBQ/ribs near the tunnel exit, too.
posted by kcm at 5:31 PM on July 2, 2006

Stay in your room and watch 18 miles.
posted by zackdog at 12:56 AM on July 3, 2006

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