Wednesday, January 4, 2023

11 Fun Ways to Get Out of the House this Winter in Metro Detroit

Pictured: The Detroit Institute of Art

Michigan winters are long and cold. Once the holidays are over, it can be hard to find a reason to leave the house if you don't have to, but we can become restless and depressed if we don't get out and do something every once in a while. 

So, we put together a hip list of reasons to leave your house this winter. We encourage you to try something new or revisit one of your favorite activities. Some of these activities might even get your heart rate up and your blood pumping a little.

Go Ice Skating at Campus Martius or one of Metro Detroit's other Great Outdoor Rinks:
Skating is a low-cost and fun outdoor activity that will get your heart pumping. Many rinks even let you bring your own skates if you have them. It's usually only a few dollars to get into the rink and a few dollars to rent skates, and lots of rinks sell hot chocolate, which is a skating must.

The Rink at Campus Martius Park-
No tickets, first come, first serve basis.

Open: January 2 - March 5

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday: noon - 8 p.m.

Adult $12
Child $9
Active Military $8
First Responder $8
59+ Seniors $9
Skate Rental $6

Other Skating Rinks to Check Out:

Pictured: The Detroit Zoo

Visit the Detroit Zoo:
Have you ever walked around the Detroit Zoo in the winter? You get to see a different side of the animals and there are lots of indoor spaces to warm up. Plus, many of the animals are more active in the winter months!

Current Hours: Daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Learn More:

Pictured: The Van Gogh Exhibit at The DIA

Visit a Museum:
Get in a good walk and learn something new at one of Metro Detroit's museums.

Here are some of our favorites:

Photo: Skate World of Troy from Seen Magazine

Go Roller Skating:
We love roller skating, especially when the rinks have an adult-only night. It's fun, it's a workout, and there is always good music.

Local Rinks Worth Checking Out:

Pictured: Hip Prov at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak

Laugh Your Winter Blues Away At a Comedy Set:

Where Can You Find Local Comedy?

Check Out:

Go Watch a Live Game!

In Season:

Photo: Majestic Theatre 

See a Live Show:
Detroit has live music, live theatre, and more!

Check Out:

Photo: Eastern Market 

Shop Locally at Eastern Market:
Did you know that the Eastern Market is open on Saturday mornings all year long? Skip the grocery store and get your staples locally at the Eastern Market.

Bonus: No big crowds, easy to park, and easy in and out!

Check Out the Monroe Street Midway:
This season the Midway has a giant arctic slide, winter bumper cars, an indoor arcade, and puck-putt! 
Free entry for all and some of the activations are also free.

Do Your Own Lafayette vs. American Coney Taste Test:
They're right next door to each other- get a Coney at each location and decide who deserves the title of the Best Coney in Detroit.

Go Brewery Hopping:
Metro Detroit has a lot of great breweries. Find a DD and make a day out of visiting them all and figuring out which are your favorites!

We Suggest:


1 comment:

  1. Great info. Thank you. Love our Detroit and what it offers.