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3 Detroit neighborhoods to explore without a car


Neighborhood #3: Rivertown

How to get there:

Bus → Meet at downtown Rosa Parks Transit Center and board Road #9: Jefferson. Get off anywhere between the Rivard stop and the Joseph Campau stop to start your Rivertown fun! The bus fare is $2 for a 4-hour pass or $5 for a 24-hour pass. You can pay cash on boarding or use the Darts app pay in advance.

MoGo → Rent a MoGo bike from one of the many bike stations downtown. Meet at either the Atwater and Orléans bike station or the Jos Campau and Guoin bike station.

Check the MoGo website for a range of prices and payment options.

What to do in Rivertown:


Want a unique culinary experience? Discover the new Without bread restaurant in Rivertown where you can get a (you guessed it!) sandwich with no bread. This is a great place if you have dietary restrictions or are just curious about the concept!

If you are a shawarma fan, then Bucharest Grill is a must! With various locations across the metropolitan area, Bucharest Grill is a staple in the city.

Looking for food and drink? Rivertown has you covered. Atwater Brewery and They Say are your go-to spots for classic American food and a cold drink. And if fine dining is more your style, be sure to visit the Rattlesnake Club for steaks, seafood, and river views.

Entertainment and Attractions

Perfect for children and families, The Outdoor Adventure Center is a unique and unmissable experience for all adventurers and nature lovers. With a range of activities, simulations and exhibits, the outdoor adventure center can keep you entertained and active for hours!

Music fans should check out the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatera nationally acclaimed outdoor concert space located along the Detroit River.

And of course, a trip to Rivertown isn’t complete without a walk along the award-winning Riverfront. The Detroit Riverfront has been awarded USA Today’s Best Riverfront in the country in 2021 and 2022! From wading pools to carousels to fishing, the Riverfront is brimming with options for the whole family.

If you’re ready to venture outside of Rivertown, head to Atwater Street and walk or bike along the Dequindre Cut Greenway. Once the Grand Trunk Railroad, the Dequindre Cut Greenway is an underground recreational route lined with murals, benches and bike paths. You can take the trail to the Eastern Market!

Photos: @_lovelychanel, @sans pain