There’s no shortage of things to do in Detroit, but sometimes you’re looking for that one special thing to do with your best friend. Here’s a list of the coolest things to experience with your bestie this summer, whether you’re more of a Swifty, a FRIENDS™ fan or a Flamenco enthusiast.
1. The FRIENDS™ Experience
Imagine stepping inside your favorite show with your bestest friend? The FRIENDS™ Experience makes that dream come true, featuring immersive rooms filled with set recreations, memorabilia, photo ops, merch and so much more. You’ll get to embody Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Ross and Chandler as you pose by the iconic fountain, the purple apartment door and Central Perk.
The first of its kind near Detroit, The FRIENDS™ Experience is an original creation by OGX and Warner Bros. that was coined “fourth best attraction of 2021,” so you don’t want to miss it. Bring your lobster!
2. Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift
Swifties, this one’s for you! Hear the artist’s extensive discography reimagined in classic form, and let yourself be “enchanted” by the serene strings of Listeso String Quartet. Songs like “Lavender Haze,” “Love Story,” “Cardigan,” “Blank Space” and “Wildest Dreams” will stop you in your tracks, surrounded by the glow of a hundred candles. What better way to bond with your bestie than a Taylor Swift Candlelight concert? Grab your tickets here!
And if you’re not a Taylor Swift fan, check out the other Candlelight offerings in the city!
3. Visit this delicious chocolate village
This delicious chocolate village just landed in Metro Detroit and offers Michiganites a sweet treat! The 15,000-square-foot village offers chocolate in all shapes and sizes in addition to interactive fun like a sweet ball pit, Bon Bon boulevard, larger-than-life gummy bears, and so much s’more! It’s the perfect place to indulge in chocolate with your bestie.
Treat your sweet tooth to a limited-edition experience and reserve your visit today! Use code CHOCOSUMMER25 for 25% off now until noon on June 21st!
4. Authentic Flamenco show
Renowned flamenco dancer Yolanda Osuna will be performing in a passionate show brought to you by the Royal Opera of Madrid & Fever. Created by the award-winning dancer and choreographer Amador Rojas, the authentic spectacle brings Spanish culture to light right here, at the Detroit Masonic Temple! And if that isn’t reason enough to check out the stunning show with your bestie, know the Royal Opera of Madrid was named “best opera company in the world” by the International Opera Awards in 2019 — giving you no excuse to miss out on such a memorable performance. Secure your spot!
5. Check out a movie at AMC
Going to see a movie with a beloved friend has to be in the top 10 best life experiences. Getting in comfy clothes, securing that popcorn and reclining your seat when that curtain closes… We know you can just picture it. Luckily, there are so many cool films to check out this summer, from the adorable Elemental Advance to The Little Mermaid, Evil Dead Rise and The Boogeyman. There’s truly something for everyone, and you can get your tickets at a discounted price on Fever!
6. Bar hunt
And if you’re looking for a wild night out with your bestie, the Detroit Bar Hunt takes you through some of the city’s coolest bars! It’s a modern spin on the legendary bar crawl, where you’ll be guided by Let’s Roam scavenger hunt app to complete crazy challenges at the best bars around town to be crowned Bar Hunt Champion. You obviously need to be 21+ to participate, just make sure to thoroughly hydrate beforehand (wink wink). Get tickets here!