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Best Bilingual Extracurricular Activities For Kids In The Detroit Area

Bring some culture to your child’s life with the opportunities available at these Detroit-area institutions.

09/21/2012

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Best Places To Go Apple Picking This Fall Near Detroit

Consider a trip to one of these Detroit-area orchards for a day of family fun, entertainment and education.

09/14/2012

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The Michigan Peach Festival Of Romeo

Head out to the Village of Romeo on Labor Day weekend for the 81st Michigan Peach Festival. The event runs Thursday through Monday, and includes parades, fun races, a car show, arts and crafts, the Miss Peach pageant, kids’ activities, and of course lots of great food. Bring the whole family for a weekend of fun celebrating Michigan’s peach harvest.

CBS Detroit–08/24/2012

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Best Places For Rekindling The Romance In Detroit

Send the kids off to Grandma’s house, turn off your smartphone, and visit these romantic Detroit-area spots to help you both rekindle and reconnect.

CBS Detroit–08/17/2012

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Best Spots for Summer Playdates In Detroit

Playdates provide opportunities for kids to make friends and learn socialization skills, while parents connect and enjoy a little grown-up time. It’s common, and often practical, to schedule a playdate at one of the parties’ houses, but off-site playdates can be exciting and educational, especially at these, the best spots for summer playdates in the Detroit area.

07/20/2012

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Best Spots to Spend a Summer Day With Your Family In Detroit

The kids are out of school and the city is at its best — it’s summer in Detroit. Whether your family consists of nature lovers, sports enthusiasts or history buffs, these Detroit area attractions promise the perfect summer day for the whole family. Pack up the kids and hit the road — or the sidewalk — for fun family options everyone will love.

07/13/2012

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Best Pet-Friendly Restaurants In The Detroit Area

Dining with your dog in Detroit depends largely on the availability of patios and pleasant weather. Health code regulations prohibit dogs in enclosed restaurants, and those spots that have outdoor seating areas typically only keep them open during the spring and summer months. Once the weather warms up and the sun is shining, however, these Detroit are restaurants provide a delicious dining experience for you and your four-legged friends.

06/29/2012

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Best Public Access Beaches To Spend the Day Near Detroit

Not the typical beach town, Detroit doesn’t feature many palm trees, surfers or shell-necklace vendors, but you’re never more than six miles from a body of water, 11,000 of which are lakes. The metro Detroit area is no exception. These pleasant public beaches offer more than just sand and water, providing a variety of recreational activities, so keeping the entire family entertained really is a day at the beach.

06/08/2012

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Best Places Where Dogs Can Swim In Detroit

Detroit has no shortage of steamy summers, and that heat and humidity can make it difficult for many dogs, especially those with thick coats, to spend a lot of time outdoors. A few good swimming holes promise the perfect cure for those toasty days when Fido needs to burn off a little energy without overheating. The area’s best places for dogs to swim offer cool pools and a little something extra for the whole furry family.

06/01/2012

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Best Detroit Reptile Pet Shops

Detroit may not seem like a haven for reptiles, with its cold winters and wet springs. Reptile enthusiasts love the challenge, creating a warm, dry habitat that is ideal for warm-weather, cold-blooded animals no matter the weather. Detroit’s reptils enthusiasts find no shortage of supplies and breeders, but these stand above the rest for their selection and service.

05/25/2012

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