Entertainment, Sport and Event Venues

  • Cobo Hall and Arena
  • Joe Louis Arena
  • State Theatre
  • Fox Theatre
  • Gem Theatre
  • Music Hall
  • Second City
  • DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • Freedom Hill
  • Royal Oak Music Theatre
  • Michigan Opera Theatre
  • Palace of Auburn Hills - Piston's Basketball
  • Ford Field - Lion's Football
  • Comerica Park - Tiger's Baseball

Shopping & Attractions


  • Birmingham's Principal Shopping District
  • The Somerset Collection
  • Great Lakes Crossing
  • Birch Run Prime Outlets

Signature Experiences

  • Holocaust Memorial Center
  • Motorsports Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Walter P.Chrysler Musuem

Selected Attractions

  • Detroit Zoo
  • Shalom Street
  • National Shrine of the Little Flower

Music Lovers Flock to the Max M. Fisher Music Center

Since the Detroit Symphony Orchestra unveiled the Max M. Fisher Music Center in 2003, this performing arts complex has lived up to its billing as the destination for all types of music. In addition to the world's greatest classical music by the renowned Detroit Symphony Orchestra, The Max has been host to jazz, pops, family concerts and much more. More music, more diversity - it's all waiting for you at The Max.


Located on a 319-acre National Historic Landmark campus in Bloomfield Hills, Cranbrook Educational Community is one of the world's leading centers for art, science and education. Cranbrook is home to Cranbrook Institute of Science, Michigan's top natural history museum, and Cranbrook Art Museum, one of the region's leading contemporary art museums. Throughout the spring, summer and fall months, Cranbrook also offers tours of its two historic homes, the Arts-and-Crafts style.

Cranbrook House and the Art Deco-masterpiece Saarinen House. Cranbrook also includes Cranbrook Schools, a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade independent college preparatory school, and Cranbrook Academy of Art, a graduate fine art school. For more information on exhibits, tours, workshops and other events open to the public throughout the year, please visit http://www.cranbrook.edu/ or call 1.877.GO.CRANBROOK.

The Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra

Since its inception in 1975 The Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra has served the Detroit Metropolitan Area by presenting outstanding performances designed to please a wide range of musical tastes, from the classics to pops.  Twelve-time winner of the Motor City Music Award for the best community orchestra, the BBSO launches its 2013-14 season under the direction of its new Music Director, John Thomas Dodson, and brings world-class guest solo artists and innovative programming to its Birmingham-Bloomfield home, Christ Church Cranbrook.  Please see your Townsend concierge for tickets.

Detroit Institute of Art

The Detroit Institute of Art has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century. Founded in 1885, the museum was originally located on Jefferson Avenue, but, due to its rapidly expanding collection, moved to a larger site on Woodward Avenue in 1927. The new Beaux-Arts building, designed by Paul Cret, was immediately referred to as the “temple of art.” Two wings were added in the 1960s and 1970s, and a major renovation and expansion was completed a few years ago

The museum covers 600,000 square feet that includes more than 100 galleries, an 1,150-seat auditorium, a 380-seat lecture/recital hall, an art reference library, and a state-of-the-art conservation services laboratory. The current renovation and expansion will add 77,000 square feet.

The DIA’s collection is one of the largest, most significant in the United States, comprising a multicultural and multinational survey of human creativity from prehistory through the 21st century.