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Off The Beaten Path Places To Stay

So you're spending the night in Detroit but you don't want a fancy pants hotel. You maybe want something cheaper, more social, or more unique. Well here's a list of alternative options and a few crazy ideas for the brave. Have fun and be safe! Know about more such places to stay? Message me at jerryp@gmail.com.

6 stops · 1 hr by Driving
Created by Jerry Paffendorf
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Detroit Soccer Tour

Motown's suddenly got a lot going on soccer-wise. 2011 saw the creation of a co-ed citywide Detroit City Futbol League http://detroitcityfutbol.com , followed by an indoor league during the fall and winter, and now a legit minor league soccer team called Le Rouge http://detcityfc.com . This tour points out some of the places where people play along with the neighborhoods represented in the Futbol League. Let's kick some balls, people!

28 stops · 3 hrs by Driving
Created by Jerry Paffendorf
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7 Mile Experiment

Get your cameras out and record any interesting situation on 7 Mile West to East!

0 stops · 3 hrs by Driving
Created by Seven the General
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Hacker & Maker Spaces

Places to find techy, makey, creative engineering types along with tools to use, resources to share, and programming to attend.

4 stops · 2 hrs by Driving
Created by Jerry Paffendorf
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Corktown Bike Lane & Bike Rack Tour

Corktown recently got some brand new bike lanes as part of a program funded by the Kresge Foundation. Along the path you'll also find brand new bike racks at some great places to check out and/or eat and have a drink at (they're not all in yet, but on their way). This is a bike tour of the places with racks (or soon-to-be racks :-)).

15 stops · 1.5 hrs by Biking
Created by Jerry Paffendorf
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An Oddball Day (According To NY Mag)

This tour is copy-and-pasted from NY Mag's Detroit Tour suggestions: http://nymag.com/travel/weekends/detroit/index4.html . And I quote: "Take a break from food tourism and spend a day checking out the city’s renegade public-art scene."

9 stops · 6 hrs by Driving
Created by Jerry Paffendorf
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Mary's Super Awesome Tour For Mom's And Dogs!

Dogs are happy almost anywhere. But your mom probably wants to know that Detroit is safe, and that your friends are nice. So here's a list that is (friendly) dog friendly and mom safe.

3 stops · 3 hrs by Walking
Created by Mary Lorene Carter
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Historic Fort Wayne

Home to the cycloFox (resident red fox often see during cyclocross events) Historic Fort Wayne is a must-see. It is also conveniently located near some of the best authentic Mexican food you will find in Michigan, which you will need after exploring the site.

0 stops · 2 hrs by Driving
Created by Anonymous
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Eastern Market Saturday Mornings

Welcome to the largest historic public market district in the United States. You'll eat, you'll shop, take some photos, and go home happy and take a well-deserved nap. Start this tour before 9AM if you want the best selection of stuff, or start later for the best selection of people-watching.

10 stops · 5 hrs by Walking
Created by nicole
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Whirlwind Sampler Plate Driving Tour

A fast (less than 2 hours), diverse driving tour of different icons, landmarks, and neighborhood types around the core of the city. Designed to quickly give you a sense of different Detroit landscapes. Keep your eyes peeled between locations!

14 stops · 2 hrs by Driving
Created by Jerry Paffendorf