ACTIVE. NAUTICAL. LAID BACK. Metro Detroit’s “East Side” is a mix of waterfront fun, food, shopping and nightlife. A 30-to-45-minute drive northeast of downtown, this boater’s paradise has friendly restaurants and marinas on glorious Lake St. Clair. Discover bike paths, a pet-friendly outdoor mall, a minor league baseball stadium and plenty of entertainment along the M-59 Corridor. You’ll need a car (or boat).
Things to Do
Water is a theme, but there’s more to this district than that. Yacht charters, a legendary beach and entertainment strips along the water combine with a stately auto baron mansion to tour, a baseball stadium with four teams and places dedicated to the performing arts.
Clinton Township’s open-air and pet-friendly The Mall at Partridge Creek is the centerpiece of this district’s retail scene. Combine that with distinctive downtown shopping districts in more sleepy towns such as Romeo and New Baltimore.
Food & Drink
Friendly restaurants and bars dot the waterfront in this district, many with outdoor patios and docking. Seek out favorite vinos at two wineries. Discover a fine balance of themed cuisines, from Mexican and Italian to Greek and classic barbecue.
Places to Stay
The Macomb District has a strong index of great accommodations, with metro Detroit’s only hotel indoor waterpark full of 32,000 square feet of splashing fun, and hotels in the double digits within five miles or less of the district’s popular shopping malls.
Metro Detroit offers nonstop flights to 150 destinations in the world. And once on the ground, the area is known for having one of the most efficient road systems around.
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