If you're headed to Southfield, it's probably for business. The town's population of 72,000 doubles on weekdays as Detroit-area workers stream in and fill the office towers. The Golden Triangle is the hot spot, a cluster of five burnished skyscrapers officially known as Southfield Town Center.
The nation's most-visited movie complex – the Star Southfield – is nearby and shows new, foreign and children's films on 20 screens. Beech Woods and Evergreen Hills golf courses also provide office escapes. Just beyond Southfield, world-class museums, pro sports and funky neighborhoods await – all easy to reach thanks to the town's bulls-eye location.
First up is Royal Oak, home to the polar-bear-lovin' Detroit Zoo and a Main Street where oyster bars, biker bars and rooftop bars converge. Next is Ferndale, flying the rainbow flag and strewn with public art. The Americana-stuffed Henry Ford Museum sprawls close by in Dearborn. And Detroit itself is less than 15 miles away, prime to catch a Tigers game or lap up Corktown's barbecue and cocktails.