Local Attractions


Walkable from the Westin Book Cadillac

Comerica Park (0.4 miles)
Unfortunately, the Detroit Tigers will not be playing in Detroit during the AASL Conference.

Ford Field (0.6 miles)
Unfortunately, the Detroit Lions will not be playing during the AASL Conference.

Riverwalk (0.7 miles) 
Lovely in the summer, perhaps a little chilly in March—bundle up!

Note, while walking in the downtown Detroit area, keep an eye out for some of these architecturally interesting, Art Deco buildings: The Guardian (500 Griswold St.), the Penobscot (645 Griswold St.), Fox Theatre (2211 Woodward Ave), the Fillmore Detroit (2115 Woodward), Detroit Opera House (1526 Broadway) to name just a few…  To learn about other Detroit landmarks, visit the Historic Detroit website.


Taxi, Bus, or Trolley

Eastern Market (1.2 miles); Saturday Market (6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
2934 Russell St.
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313.833.9300
We’re planning to include a visit to Eastern Market during our Saturday bus tour.

Detroit Institute of Arts (2.0 miles)
5200 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313.833.7900
We will visit the DIA Saturday afternoon.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: 313.494.5800

Detroit Historical Museum (2.1 miles)
5401 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: 313.833.1805

Fisher Building in New Center (3.1 miles)
2nd Avenue and Grand Boulevard

Belle Isle Park (2.7 miles) (admission fee may apply)
Michigan State Park
2 Inselruhe Ave.
Belle Isle, Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313.628.2081

Motown Museum (Hitsville, USA)  (4.1 Miles)
2648 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48208
Phone: 313.8752264


Extra Time in Detroit?

Two, Top-Rated (Trip Advisor) Walking Tours of Detroit

Feet on the Street Tours & Events
1400 E. Fisher Fwy
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone: 313.393.2055

City Tour Detroit
Phone: 734.642.5712


Worth a Drive

Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art Museum (23 miles)
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801

The Henry Ford Museum (11 miles)
20900 Oakwood Boulevard
Dearborn, MI

Arab American National Museum (7 miles)
13624 Michigan Ave.
Dearborn, MI 48126


Local Architecture Schools

Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning
2000 Bonisteel Boulevard
University of Michigan 48109-2069

Lawrence Technological University
21000 W. Ten Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075-1058

Detroit Mercy School of Architecture
4001 W. McNichols Rd.
Detroit, MI 48221-3038