10am Breakfast at Café Muse

Take the kids to Royal Oak’s best European-style café for dinosaur-shaped pancakes!

11am A visit to the Detroit Zoo

Situated on 125 acres with many naturalistic habitats. The major exhibits include the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback Adventure, Great Apes of Harambee, National Amphibian Conservation Center, Holden Reptile Conservation Center and Butterfly Garden.

2pm Toyology

Toyology Toys features the highest quality products that bring the highest value that you can’t find in big box stores.

3pm Ice Cream rolls from Pagos

Try the amazing custom made and ornately decorated ice cream rolls, bubble teas, and slushies!


8:45am Citizen Yoga

Grounded in connection, Citizen Yoga exists simply for every student to feel seen.

10am Black the Salon

Black the Salon guarantees consistency in precision cuts, color, formal hair and makeup service by employing only the highest skilled and trained artists in the industry.

11:30am Bubble Tea from Goldfish Tea

Goldfish Tea is where you can try more than 100 varieties of other premium loose-leaf teas from around the world. At Goldfish Tea, you can choose from a diverse selection of board games to play with your friends.


11am UHF records

Need an original Stooges 1st LP with the elusive “No Stooges” label and nice and shiny with original inner sleeve too? Well we have one!

Did you know that record sales are outpacing CDs and other forms of physical media? Come to UHF and broaden your musical horizons. UHF buys too! No collection too big or too small.

11:30am Scout

Scout is a diverse collection of old and new. Anybody with an appreciation for the 60s & 70s and rock music can find something at Scout. That seems to be true with the vibrant colors, the modern design, and the air of nostalgia that hits you when you walk into the store. But Scout is so much more than a store for music lovers. Scout is a casual, fancy, vintage, brand-new, sleek, ornate, matte, sparkling kind of place full of nifty gifts, artful home decor, and luxe bath & body products.

12:00pm Lunch at Lily’s Sea Food Grill and Brewery

“We have been referred to as ‘Royal Oak’s Best Kept Secret’ but luckily after nearly 20 years, at least some folks know we are here,” says Bob Morton as to why he and his brother Scott started Lily’s Seafood in Royal Oak. Lilly’s has a lot to offer, from the All you Can Eat Monday Fish Frys, Tuesday “Create A Combo Meals” to Sat & Sun Brunch Menu featuring Royal Oak’s Original Bloody Mary Bar and Tableside Mimosas, to the Weekday Happy Hour with 1/2 Priced Eats, and $3.50 Handcrafted Beers and Drink Specials.

1pm Rail and Anchor

Home goods, fun gifts, and eclectic accessories are what you’ll find at Rail and Anchor!

1:30pm Paper Trail Books

The eclectic used book store has a charming warmth and is in the heart of Downtown Royal Oak’s shopping avenue. Paper Trail features a variety of genres, magazines, and rare used books. There’s a piano in the back–anyone is welcome to play.

2pm Write Impressions

Celebrating 30 years! If it is a unique gift you are looking for, they carry quirky, fun and trendy merchandise for children and adults.  From adorable baby onesies and hard to find children’s toys, to unusual jewelry, Michigan- themed gifts, home decor, candles and office gizmos, Write Impressions has everything you are looking for and more! Stop by and discover something unique for that someone special or a little treasure for yourself.


6pm Dinner at Bistro 82

Royal Oak’s premier fine dining spot has previously been awarded Hour Detroit Magazine’s Restaurant of the Year.

7:15pm Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle is largely regarded as one of the top 18+ comedy clubs in the country and is the club to perform at for many of the up and coming and established comedians. Just walk the halls at Comedy Castle to see early photos of Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Carrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O’Donnell, Garry Shandling, Bob Saget, Kathleen Madigan, and many more of today’s stars who have performed at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle.

10pm Drag Queen Bingo

Drag Queen Bingo offers a fun alternative to your usual weekend hot spots as well as getting out just early enough for you to hit the local clubs or bars! Just $20 for shows on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and $30 on Sundays which includes a fabulous brunch buffet!

11:30pm Late night cocktails at Fifth Avenue

Known for its signature outdoor patio along Fifth Street, Fifth Avenue features a variety of 36 cold beers, great food and drink specials and a kitchen that is open until 2am.

Need accommodations? Did we mention that the Hyatt Place Hotel is in Downtown Royal Oak?


6pm Motor City Gas

Sample some locally distilled whiskey at Motor City Gas

7pm Royal Oak Music Theatre

A concert at Downtown Royal Oak’s largest entertainment venue.

11:30pm Ale Mary’s

Late night cocktail and appetizer at Ale Mary’s

Need accommodations? Did we mention that the Hyatt Place Hotel is in Downtown Royal Oak?


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