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An Insider’s Guide to Southfield, MI

Next time you fly into Detroit, head over to Southfield to see everything the city has to offer. From golf courses to art galleries, there’s plenty to stay entertained all weekend. Just don’t let anyone else in on the secret so you’ll have the town to yourself.

golf course

Image via Flickr by Vignesh Anath

Beech Woods Golf Course

If you’re looking to improve your golf game, Beech Woods Golf Course is the place to go. There’s even a heated driving range to practice your swing before you get on the course. The pro shop will help with any equipment you may need, as well as club repairs.

Park West Gallery

Take a stroll through Park West Gallery to enjoy some of the finest art around. Local art is often displayed to show the beauty of Southfield through the artists’ eyes.  The artists themselves often make surprise appearances so you can compliment them on their art or ask what their inspiration was. Workshops are also held throughout the year to learn about the techniques the artists use in their work.

Beech Woods Recreation Center

If you have children who need to let some energy out, or you just need to release some energy, head to the Beech Woods Recreation Center. This gymnasium is over 17,000 square feet and includes three basketball courts, four volleyball courts, and a full health and fitness center. Classes such as karate, gymnastics, aerobics, and yoga are also held so there’s an activity for everyone.

Joseph Bourgon from Sommers Schwartz, P.C. is a local who loves exploring his city. He states:

“Some of my favorite things to do in Southfield include going to Star Theatres, seeing a Picasso at the Park West Gallery, and enjoying the city’s 30-plus miles of public trails. When I feel like relaxing I’m always sure to visit Burgh Historic Park, and when I’m looking for some exercise the Beech Woods Recreation Center is always a good choice. If I’m willing to spend 20 minutes in the car I’ll catch a Tiger’s game!”

Star Theatres Southfield

Sometimes there’s nothing better than catching a flick on a lazy Saturday afternoon.  That’s where the Star Theatres comes in with a variety of movies and low ticket prices. Grab your large bag of buttery popcorn and a Coke, and enjoy the show.

Carpenters Lake Nature Preserve

Head out to Carpenters Lake Nature Preserve to become one with nature when the city gets to be too much.  In the summer, the lake is full of fishermen trying their luck at catching sunfish, bass, and minnows among others. There’s plenty of trails to walk around to get in your exercise as well.


Marissa Pedersen

Marissa is a freelance writer, travel blogger, and social media marketing manager from Seattle. She runs the travel blog Postcards to Seattle, which captures all her journeys from around the world. She likes to stay active wherever she goes, from kayaking in Italy to snowboarding in the Alps.

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