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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Disc Golf
“We love getaways to Belle Isle, a massive city park in the middle of the Detroit River! The circumference of the island is roughly 6 miles, a lovely drive or bike ride or run. Trails, athletic fields, an indoor conservatory, one of the oldest aquariums in the US, a nature center, a beach, driving range, multiple playgrounds... ”
  • 124 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Historic... an aquarium from the turn of the century... it's like being frozen in time. Definitely worth a visit. And I believe it's free. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“One of our cities largest parks is an island in the middle of the Detroit River. Lots to see and do, including a gorgeous botanical Conservatory, Aquarium, Nature Zoo, and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Nature
“The indoor greenhouse and grounds are lovely, aquarium too. Drive around Belle Isle and see the iconic fountain”
  • 5 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Great gourmet pizza owned and operated by a neighbor, great pizza, convenient location. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The Detroit Yacht Club, founded in 1868, is the largest and one of the oldest most prestigious private Clubs in North America.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
“Can you swim in the Detroit River? Yes! Don't worry, Belle Isle is way upriver of all the industrial junk spewing stuff downriver, and you get one of my favorite views of the city and the Ambassador Bridge from this beach.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
“An absolute MUST see on Belle Isle - The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is an historical maritime museum places special interest on Detroit's role on national and regional maritime history. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Zoo
“The Belle Isle Nature Zoo offers the perfect location for educational, environmental and natural experiences in the metro Detroit ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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“Grab a beverage and a snack and chillax at Belle Isle. It's right across the street.”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Great views from the western end of the island towards downtown and Windsor, ON”
  • 1 local recommends
Neighbourhood
“Belle Isle is kind of the Central Park of Detroit. Belle Isle is perfect for picnicking and hanging out with friends or family. The views are magnificent. You can see the city of Detroit and also see Windsor.. in Canada!”
  • 1 local recommends
Aquarium
“Was the oldest continually operating aquarium in American when it closed in 2005. Now re-opened, it is truly an historic jewel not to be missed. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“A wonderful, refreshing, nearly 2 mile walk along the detroit river with Canada on the other side ! The Ambassador Bridge, GMRenCen building, and several other beautiful buildings and parks are along this walk (or bike rental). ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“My old roommate used to work at this kayak rental place. I always enjoyed stopping in when he was working and taking a kayak out. The brook that leads out to the east of Lake Tacoma weaves through all of Belle Isle and honestly you can forget you are in a big city and instead think you are in the middle of nowhere. I think you can also rent other equipment like bicycle and such to ride around the island.”
  • 1 local recommends