Going to be in Troy Michigan for a month in a couple weeks. I’m younger and was just wondering what is there to do?
Troy itself? I wonder, too. The “main street” of Troy is Big Beaver (also called 16 Mile Rd or Metro Parkway depending where along the road you are). There are a lot of new/newer restaurants/brew houses like Granite City Brewery, Sedona Tap House, upscale restaurants like Ruth’s Chris and Morton’s Steakhouses and Ocean Prime and Eddie V’s, other restaurants like Maggiano’s, Gran Castor, Season’s 52, Stoney River, Carraba’s, Shake Shack. It has an upscale mall, the Somerset Collection, which has stores on both sides of Big Beaver connected by a bridge over the road. There is MJR movie theater. If you want to drive a little there is Detroit Axe in Ferndale where you can combine booze and axe throwing. Back in Troy we have an historic village which is a collection of houses and buildings from Troy’s earlier days, a community center for sports, two golf courses, a nature center, bike and walking trail, lots of road construction, nearby Birmingham, Royal Oak, Ferndale, Detroit, the Henry Ford and Greenfield Village. More churches than you can shake a stick at, Troy Escape for bowling and entertainment. I don’t know what “younger” means but I’m assuming you’re an adult. So, if you’re in town for a month, there’s a few things you can do. I’m sure you can find more.Edited: 3 years ago
As noted Troy is your basic upper middle class suburb filled with strip malls and chain restaurants. The more entertainment/trendy areas are easily accessible - if you have a car. Birmingham, Royal Oak, Ferndale and downtown Detroit are all 5-20 minutes away. One other issue is that I-75, the major north/south freeway in Metro Detroit is under massive construction with many of the exit/entrance ramps closed. Combine that with already horrible traffic at rush hour and it is a pain to get around.
I find Thrillist has some good "things to do" articles covering the entire Detroit area. Read back for a couple years since things don't change all that much.
The Metro Times is the local entertainment/underground newspaper if you are looking for concerts and such.
Tev9999, amen to all of that. I hope the OP comes back. In my mind they have a month long work assignment and need info for off hours. Good suggestions.
Another site to check is Live in the D, for things going on in Detroit and the area while you are here
Lol shouldn’t have said younger people thinkin I’m 12. I’m 28. I like outdoor stuff wish I could hunt while I was here but just looking for stuff to do. I know I’ll try and hit the gym but other than that I just need options I’m mobile so I can drive to places. I’ll look places up that people suggest and go from there. Thanks
In the metro area there are several large Metro Parks. Good for walking. I don’t think it’s difficult terrain but will be nice in the fall. There is a fee. Also as I mentioned there’s a walking/biking trail thru the city. The Troy Community Center has weight rooms and exercise machines, indoor pools, basketball ... I think about $30 for a month. Also several fitness centers are in the area. Beaumont Health Club has a really good facility you might be able to join for a short time.