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37 Detroit Summer Date Ideas + Outfit Inspo

Can you believe July is almost over?! With that being said, Summer is flying by us very quickly which means we need to take a moment to soak it all in! Let’s make the best of what we have left! Whether you live in Detroit or not I’m hoping this post will bring some inspiration to help you spice up this last month of Summer.

Summer Date Outfit Inspo

Summer Dress + Block Heel Mules
This type of outfit is perfect for picnics, exploring Belle Isle, or brunch! PS these heels are literally the comfiest pair of heels I think I have ever owned!
Shop my dress here + my heels here

Crop top + distressed denim shorts paired with platform sandals
This outfit is perfect for biking, bar hopping, or any adventurous date in Detroit! I love the height platform sandals give me and they are so comfortable so I can easily move around how I want!
Shop my top here, my denim shorts here, and my platform sandals here

Feminine Dress + Heels
This is by far my most FAVORITE dress! It fits like a glove and I was so comfortable in it. The dainty feminine details made me feel so beautiful! It’s perfect for those fancy dinner dates!
Shop this (beautiful) dress here

Detroit Summer Date Night Ideas

  1. Have a candlelight dinner on the patio of the Rattlesnake Club overlooking the Detroit River
  2. Enjoy Dinner from views above Detroit at Iridescence
  3. Drinks on rooftop bars: The Monarch Club, Atwater Brewery, Collect (craft beer bar), or Motor City Brewing Works
  4. Enjoy a picnic at Belle Isle over a sunset
  5. Drink some beer and play a game of Fowling at the Fowling warehouse
  6. Take a trip to the DIA and relax in Kresge Court after (could even make this a working date, gives me all the Harry Potter vibes) – or head there on a Friday night for free live entertainment!
  7. Take a long morning walk on Detroit’s Riverfront
  8. Ride bikes on the Dequindre cut to Eastern Market on a Saturday morning at stock up on produce
  9. Grab dessert and coffee at Bon Bon Bon
  10. Rent Mogo bikes and bar hop around Midtown (I do this with groups of friends too and we have a blast!
  11. Enjoy some cocktails at the Beach Bar
  12. The Whitney’s Summer Garden parties (one of my favorite spots in Detroit)! Make sure you stop by MOCAD (contemporary art museum) on your way there because it’s super close and a really cool thing to see.
  13. Spend a morning taking cheesy polaroid photos at the Heidelberg Project
  14. Have a beach day at the Belle Isle Beach
  15. Put on your lais and Hawaiian shirts to enjoy some luau-inspired drinks at Mutiny Bar
  16. Have a staycation at Detroit Foundation Hotel or the new Shinola Hotel
  17. Have brunch at the Dime Store or Selden Standard
  18. Have a relaxing rainy afternoon at John K King Rare & Used Books
  19. Schedule a photoshoot (or just bring your polaroid) to Eastern Market and go mural hunting! So many cool murals to look at
  20. Park at the top of the Z lot for some beautiful views and then enjoy some Cuban cuisine at Vicente’s (another favorite) + grab some Madcap coffee after
  21. Go to Prime + Proper for happy hour (to have $$) then head to Comerica Park for a Tigers game
  22. Grab a group of friends and have a game night at Queens Bar (so many board games to choose from)
  23. Check out Motown museum
  24. Explore the Conservatory + gardens at Belle Isle
  25. Grab 1-2 more couples and take a Tiki Boat tour!
  26. Check out the bars and aesthetically pleasing murals in the coolest alley in Detroit: The Belt
  27. Not feeling a fancy bar? Try some of these unique bars: Honest Johns, The Keep, Abick’s Bar, Checker Bar, or Tony’s Tavern
  28. Tour the Fischer Building or the Guardian Building (some of my favorite tours, so much history!)
  29. Enjoy some live music at Cliff Bells
  30. Have a fancy Italian dinner at Besa
  31. Grab cocktails at Bad Luck Bar (the entrance is the back in an alley but if you can find it, it’s well worth it!)
  32. Get your arcade gaming on at Ready Player One
  33. Play tourist and tour the city onboard a segway
  34. Take a selfie in front of the James Scott Memorial Fountain
  35. Go steaming at The Schvitz (a bathhouse that has been around forever)
  36. Can’t decide what to eat? Go to Detroit Shipping Company where the options are endless!
  37. Enjoy some sushi at Maru Sushi

I hope this inspired you guys to make the most of what we have left of Summer! My birthday is in two days and James and I are completely unplugging for about 4-5 days and I honestly can’t wait to take a much-needed break, I’m sure I will come back feeling so recharged.

Thanks so much for stopping by, love you guys!
-Sara

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