Diego and Frida at the DIA -- Where to Stay?

Old Mar 22nd, 2015, 06:59 AM
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Diego and Frida at the DIA -- Where to Stay?

Thinking of heading up for a weekend to see the exhibit http://www.dia.org, but have no idea where to stay in or near Detroit, say under $300 a night. Not much information available through the Search function. Restaurant advice also sought.

I did live in Bloomfield Hills for a short period in the early '60's, so I might swing down to see the old neighborhood.

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Old Mar 22nd, 2015, 08:14 PM
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Diavolo -

You should stay at the Inn on Ferry Street (http://www.innonferrystreet.com/). It is a collection of five 19th century mansions that have been restored to their original grandeur, and now operate as a bed and breakfast. They are quite literally 100 yards from the Detroit Institute of Arts, to the east, on Ferry Street (where else). I have heard good things about it. I am sure you can get a very nice room there for under $300 per night.

The DIA does have a very good in-house cafeteria called the Café DIA, at which we have eaten at least a dozen times with great satisfaction. (If you are looking for a nice restaurant a little farther away than the museum let me know and I will recommend some.
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Correction - they are about 100 yards to the north of the DIA.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2015, 05:05 AM
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Thanks. Looks very nice!
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Old Mar 23rd, 2015, 06:32 AM
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We saw it in Atlanta. Great exhibit.
The High did a great night event. I'm not sure if that was museum-specific or exhibit-specific, but check to see if there's something similar while it's in Detroit.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2015, 06:36 AM
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I looked and didn't see a similar evening event, but found some great other options, including -
Bus tour -
Join the Detroit Experience Factory for a tour through Frida and Diego’s Detroit. See the places and discuss the themes that defined Detroit in the early 1930s. Learn about the city in which both artists created groundbreaking work and find out why Detroit continues to be a place defined by industry, social change and the arts

http://www.ixiti.com/index.php?optio...ce=1&setHide=1

Full list -

http://www.ixiti.com/index.php?optio...verafridakahlo
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Old Mar 23rd, 2015, 06:57 AM
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Thank you, starrs -- the tour looks like a definite!
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Another thing you may wish to do, Diavolo, is take a stroll on the recently-finished Detroit River Walk (that is, if you will be there in the warm weather). My wife and I walked the section from the Renaissance Center northeast to the new Milliken State Park, maybe about 2/3rds of a mile (it does go a lot farther if you have a mind to). Everything is new, including the benches and landscaping. There are happy crowds of people there, walking, roller blading, pushing baby strollers, splashing in the water features, and just relaxing on the benches and recliners. Food is available from a number of vendors, and security personnel keep watch over everything. You can get more info at http://www.detroitriverfront.org/
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Old Mar 25th, 2015, 04:38 AM
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Look at the new Aloft.
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The Book Cadillac is a beautiful hotel just a short distance from the DIA. Newly refurbished by the Westin.

The suggestion of visiting the Cafe' DIA is spot on. The food is really good.

There are several restaurants that are working with the Diego theme during this event. Unfortunately, I have not made note of them. Funny how when you live in a particular city you sometimes take things for granted.

Pure Detroit is another option for different tours. If you have time do not miss a look inside the Guardian Building.
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A second vote for a look inside the Guardian Building!

Another vote, too, for a walk along the Riverwalk. Note that your view of Canada across the river will be SOUTH of the U.S.
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