10 small towns near Detroit you should be spending more time in

Lexington What to do: This small town has the cutest downtown area with a vintage flare. Head over to the general store and stock up on tons of candies or head over to the old fashioned fudge shoppe. The Lexington Village Theatre also has a wide selection of concert and theatre performances for your enjoyment. Photo via Instagram user @elena_in_america   Places to eat: A hugely popular spot in this town is Wimpy’s Hamburgers. Enjoy a variety of burgers, sliders fries and more at a price that won’t break your budget. If burgers aren’t exactly your thing, head over to Steis’s Village Inn and enjoy a huge variety of American Classics. We recommend their insta-worthy pizza. Photo via Facebook user @ Steis’s   Adrian What to do: This cute college town offers a lot of fun attractions for any age. First stop by the The Book Abbey Art Gallery and enjoy the town's extensive collection  of local artwork from 55 Adrian Artists. After, spend your last few hours bike riding on the gorgeous trails of Trestle Park. Photo Via Instagram User @lishbug69 Places to eat: Adrian’s downtown has plenty of food option no matter what you’re in the mood for. A popular dining destination is Mandy’s Uptown Bar and Grill which serves up classic American Cuisine. Other popular places include Lotus Place Chinese and The Pizza Bucket. And for dessert top off your meal with a waffle cone from local favorite, Frosty Boy Ice cream. Photo via Facebook user @Frosty boy of Adrian   Metamora What to do: Sandwiched between Oxford and Lapeer, this place has plenty of nostalgic attractions. Visit the historic Old Town Hall or the Sutherland Nature Preserve and take super cute photos. And stop by the downtown shops and scope out a cute vintage knick knack, because, why not?? Photo via Facebook user @ The White Horse Inn Places to Eat: If you’re in town for breakfast, head over to the Sundance Grill for a great homemade breakfast complete with a gigantic stack of pancakes and sunny-side up eggs. The Pickel Barrel is also a popular “hipster-ish”  spot, as it is complete with a fast food restaurant, grocery store and Ice cream shop. Photo via Facebook User @ The Pickle Barrel    Marysville What to do: This small town has a few cute options for visitors to enjoy. Stop by the town on Wednesday evenings to enjoy summer concerts at Marysville outdoor amphitheater. And if you're a museum lover, stop by Will’s St. Claire Automobile Museum and Marysville’s Historical Museum. Photo via Instagram user @randallperry7 Places to Eat: This town is packed with tons of yummy food spots. Head over to Four Star Grill and enjoy a wide selection pork chops, burgers, ribs and steak that won’t break your budget. Lynwood Bar also offers tons of great discount food and drink nights and  all-you-can-eat nights on Friday and Saturday. Photo via Facebook user@ Sherry Yax-Doan     Armada What To Do: A popular town attraction is the Armanda Bat Garden, a certified bat habitat and bat house. And during the Autumn months this town offers plenty of haunted houses, hayrides and corn mazes. Blakes Ciderhouse & winery is also a year-round destination for visitors. Photo via Instagram user @starry_katie Places to Eat: Blake's Hard Cider and Co is a popular dinner destination, complete with a winery and great food options, it’s a complete winner in our book. Pizza and Paradise is another great option because of their stone oven pizzas that are loaded with THE BEST toppings. Photo via Instagram user @ blakefarms

We love exploring small towns in Michigan, but sometimes you don't want to drive four or more hours to get there. That's why we made a list of small towns that are near Detroit that are worth checking out. We've got info on what makes the town so fun, plus a place for you and a friend to grab a bite to eat or down a cold brew.

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Lexington 
What to do: This small town has the cutest downtown area with a vintage flare. Head over to the general store and stock up on tons of candies or head over to the old fashioned fudge shoppe. The Lexington Village Theatre also has a wide selection of concert and theatre performances for your enjoyment.
Photo via Instagram user @elena_in_america
Lexington
What to do: This small town has the cutest downtown area with a vintage flare. Head over to the general store and stock up on tons of candies or head over to the old fashioned fudge shoppe. The Lexington Village Theatre also has a wide selection of concert and theatre performances for your enjoyment.
Photo via Instagram user @elena_in_america
Places to eat: A hugely popular spot in this town is Wimpy’s Hamburgers. Enjoy a variety of burgers, sliders fries and more at a price that won’t break your budget. If burgers aren’t exactly your thing, head over to Steis’s Village Inn and enjoy a huge variety of American Classics. We recommend their insta-worthy pizza.
Photo via Facebook user @ Steis’s
Places to eat: A hugely popular spot in this town is Wimpy’s Hamburgers. Enjoy a variety of burgers, sliders fries and more at a price that won’t break your budget. If burgers aren’t exactly your thing, head over to Steis’s Village Inn and enjoy a huge variety of American Classics. We recommend their insta-worthy pizza.
Photo via Facebook user @ Steis’s
Adrian 
What to do: This cute college town offers a lot of fun attractions for any age. First stop by the The Book Abbey Art Gallery and enjoy the town's extensive collection  of local artwork from 55 Adrian Artists. After, spend your last few hours bike riding on the gorgeous trails of Trestle Park. 
Photo Via Instagram User @lishbug69
Adrian
What to do: This cute college town offers a lot of fun attractions for any age. First stop by the The Book Abbey Art Gallery and enjoy the town's extensive collection  of local artwork from 55 Adrian Artists. After, spend your last few hours bike riding on the gorgeous trails of Trestle Park.
Photo Via Instagram User @lishbug69
Places to eat: Adrian’s downtown has plenty of food option no matter what you’re in the mood for. A popular dining destination is Mandy’s Uptown Bar and Grill which serves up classic American Cuisine. Other popular places include Lotus Place Chinese and The Pizza Bucket. And for dessert top off your meal with a waffle cone from local favorite, Frosty Boy Ice cream. 
Photo via Facebook user @Frosty boy of Adrian
Places to eat: Adrian’s downtown has plenty of food option no matter what you’re in the mood for. A popular dining destination is Mandy’s Uptown Bar and Grill which serves up classic American Cuisine. Other popular places include Lotus Place Chinese and The Pizza Bucket. And for dessert top off your meal with a waffle cone from local favorite, Frosty Boy Ice cream.
Photo via Facebook user @Frosty boy of Adrian
Metamora
What to do: Sandwiched between Oxford and Lapeer, this place has plenty of nostalgic attractions. Visit the historic Old Town Hall or the Sutherland Nature Preserve and take super cute photos. And stop by the downtown shops and scope out a cute vintage knick knack, because, why not??
Photo via Facebook user @ The White Horse Inn
Metamora
What to do: Sandwiched between Oxford and Lapeer, this place has plenty of nostalgic attractions. Visit the historic Old Town Hall or the Sutherland Nature Preserve and take super cute photos. And stop by the downtown shops and scope out a cute vintage knick knack, because, why not??
Photo via Facebook user @ The White Horse Inn
Places to Eat: If you’re in town for breakfast, head over to the Sundance Grill for a great homemade breakfast complete with a gigantic stack of pancakes and sunny-side up eggs. The Pickel Barrel is also a popular “hipster-ish”  spot, as it is complete with a fast food restaurant, grocery store and Ice cream shop.
Photo via Facebook User @ The Pickle Barrel 
Places to Eat: If you’re in town for breakfast, head over to the Sundance Grill for a great homemade breakfast complete with a gigantic stack of pancakes and sunny-side up eggs. The Pickel Barrel is also a popular “hipster-ish”  spot, as it is complete with a fast food restaurant, grocery store and Ice cream shop.
Photo via Facebook User @ The Pickle Barrel 
Marysville 
What to do: This small town has a few cute options for visitors to enjoy. Stop by the town on Wednesday evenings to enjoy summer concerts at Marysville outdoor amphitheater. And if you're a museum lover, stop by Will’s St. Claire Automobile Museum and Marysville’s Historical Museum. 
Photo via Instagram user @randallperry7
Marysville
What to do: This small town has a few cute options for visitors to enjoy. Stop by the town on Wednesday evenings to enjoy summer concerts at Marysville outdoor amphitheater. And if you're a museum lover, stop by Will’s St. Claire Automobile Museum and Marysville’s Historical Museum.
Photo via Instagram user @randallperry7
Places to Eat: This town is packed with tons of yummy food spots. Head over to Four Star Grill and enjoy a wide selection pork chops, burgers, ribs and steak that won’t break your budget. Lynwood Bar also offers tons of great discount food and drink nights and  all-you-can-eat nights on Friday and Saturday. 
Photo via Facebook user@ Sherry Yax-Doan
Places to Eat: This town is packed with tons of yummy food spots. Head over to Four Star Grill and enjoy a wide selection pork chops, burgers, ribs and steak that won’t break your budget. Lynwood Bar also offers tons of great discount food and drink nights and  all-you-can-eat nights on Friday and Saturday.
Photo via Facebook user@ Sherry Yax-Doan
Armada 
What To Do: A popular town attraction is the Armanda Bat Garden, a certified bat habitat and bat house. And during the Autumn months this town offers plenty of haunted houses, hayrides and corn mazes. Blakes Ciderhouse & winery is also a year-round destination for visitors. 
Photo via Instagram user @starry_katie
Armada
What To Do: A popular town attraction is the Armanda Bat Garden, a certified bat habitat and bat house. And during the Autumn months this town offers plenty of haunted houses, hayrides and corn mazes. Blakes Ciderhouse & winery is also a year-round destination for visitors.
Photo via Instagram user @starry_katie
Places to Eat: Blake's Hard Cider and Co is a popular dinner destination, complete with a winery and great food options, it’s a complete winner in our book. Pizza and Paradise is another great option because of their stone oven pizzas that are loaded with THE BEST toppings. 
Photo via Instagram user @ blakefarms
Places to Eat: Blake's Hard Cider and Co is a popular dinner destination, complete with a winery and great food options, it’s a complete winner in our book. Pizza and Paradise is another great option because of their stone oven pizzas that are loaded with THE BEST toppings.
Photo via Instagram user @ blakefarms