The leaves on the trees are changing and make the perfect backdrop for a road trip. Put on your favorite…
Summer has arrived and we’re ready for it! Now that we’re able to travel more freely, we’re excited to spend a little more time out the house and around town.
Spend a Day at the Splash Pad
Nothing beats a splash pad on a summer day – swimsuits optional (you can keep your street clothes on), no sand in sight and it’s safe for all ages (we haven’t had a problem social distancing). Here is a guide to the splash pads open in metro Detroit.
Fly a Kite
The Detroit Kite Festival won’t be the traditional gathering on Belle Isle this year. Instead families are encouraged to visit local parks and fly a kite with safe social distance. Find parks to fly a kite here.
Go to Blake’s Lavender Market
Another festival transition, Blake’s Lavender Festival is now a weekend market featuring open air shopping, Funland & Train Rides, u-pick farm fun, yoga in the fields, LAVENDER donuts and more!
Visit a Museum
The Michigan Science Center, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Historical Museum and the Motown Museum all reopen in July. The Henry Ford and Detroit Zoo are open. Escape the high temps and enjoy a good time exploring the arts and culture in Detroit.
Plan A Road Trip
Catch Up On Summer Reading
Summer reading is virtual this year. Check out what events your local library is hosting and check out new books to read at home! Find a few of our favorites here.
- LittleGuide Readers Favorite Childrens Book’s
- 10 Great Picture Books For Kids
- 25 Best Books For Kids By Age
- 3 Books For Family’s Emotional Health
Celebrate National Ice Cream Day
Not that we need an excuse, but if you do, National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 19th and here are our favorite places to get a sweet treat.
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..