Once upon a time, Detroit had its own amusement park in Boblo, a park on an island in the Detroit River that has since gone condo. The Metro Detroit area also had the stray roller coaster in St. Clair Shores and Mt. Clemens, but they are now just historical footnotes. While Detroit is no longer home to any major amusement/theme parks, it is within an easy drive of several in Michigan, Ohio and Ontario, Canada.
Between Mackinac Island and the many beach towns that border Michigan's lakes, both Great and small, there are plenty of vacation destinations here at home.
The Windy City can show you a good time any time of year. The city keeps evolving, offering something new each visit. From the Navy Pier to Wrigley Field, Prescott Carlson is your guide to all things Chicago for a weekend getaway or longer vacation.
The Ohio border is just a hop, skip and jump away from Detroit. In fact, Toledo is just 45 minutes away from the Metro Detroit area. In addition to Toledo, there are several destinations within Ohio that are within driving distance and that can show you a good time. Sandy Mitchell and Arthur Levine are your guides to:
At first glance, the idea of vacationing out of the country may seem a little intimidating, but many destinations within Canada are within an easy four-to-five hour drive from Detroit. That's right, the same distance from Detroit as Mackinac Island, that cabin up north and Chicago. From a world renowned Shakespeare Festival to wine tasting, Canada has a lot to offer:
Michigan City is along the coastline of Lake Michigan, just over the boarder in Indiana. It has an outlet mall, casinos, loads of vacation rentals and miles of sand dunes and beaches. It is also home to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.