The 20 most perfect places to pose for a pic in Detroit

Detroiters know that our city is one of the most beautiful and interesting places to snap a pic. Detroit has it all: a riverfront, gorgeous murals, breathtaking architecture, and more. If you want a gorgeous backdrop for a special event, or simply for a fun, Instagrammable outing with your friends or your boo, you can easily capture the beauty and wonder that is found all around Detroit with the quick click of a button.

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Monarch Club
33 John R St. Penthouse; 313-306-2400; monarchclubdetroit.com
The Monarch Club is a rooftop bar that sits on the 13th floor of the gorgeous Metropolitan Building. Not only can you get pictures of the iconic skyline or a setting sun, but with plenty of patio seating, three terraces (each with its own fireplace), and an indoor lounge, you can be sure there’s enough room for your whole group to get in on a few as well. 
Photo via The Monarch Club / Facebook

Monarch Club

33 John R St. Penthouse; 313-306-2400; monarchclubdetroit.com
The Monarch Club is a rooftop bar that sits on the 13th floor of the gorgeous Metropolitan Building. Not only can you get pictures of the iconic skyline or a setting sun, but with plenty of patio seating, three terraces (each with its own fireplace), and an indoor lounge, you can be sure there’s enough room for your whole group to get in on a few as well.

Photo via The Monarch Club / Facebook
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Michigan Central Station
2001 15th St.; historicdetroit.org
One of the most photographed abandoned buildings in the city, Michigan Central Station features incredible architecture and design. The station was designed by the same firm as New York City's Grand Central Terminal. 
Photo via  Jerilyn Jordan

Michigan Central Station

2001 15th St.; historicdetroit.org
One of the most photographed abandoned buildings in the city, Michigan Central Station features incredible architecture and design. The station was designed by the same firm as New York City's Grand Central Terminal.

Photo via Jerilyn Jordan
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Detroit Riverwalk
detroitriverfront.org
If you’re thinking about making your next Insta update a snapshot of nature, we’ve got you. The Riverwalk is full of overlooked parks and gardens. Take some time to go down there and explore the area. You might just find your new favorite spot — and get a couple of likes along the way! 
Photo via Facebook/Detroit Riverfront

Detroit Riverwalk

detroitriverfront.org
If you’re thinking about making your next Insta update a snapshot of nature, we’ve got you. The Riverwalk is full of overlooked parks and gardens. Take some time to go down there and explore the area. You might just find your new favorite spot — and get a couple of likes along the way!

Photo via Facebook/Detroit Riverfront
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DIA
5200 Woodward Ave.; 313-833-7900; dia.org
With ever-changing exhibitions, live performances, a movie theatre, lectures, and tours, there is always something to do and something to see in the beautiful building that is the DIA. 
Photo via Susan Montgomery / Shutterstock

DIA

5200 Woodward Ave.; 313-833-7900; dia.org
With ever-changing exhibitions, live performances, a movie theatre, lectures, and tours, there is always something to do and something to see in the beautiful building that is the DIA.

Photo via Susan Montgomery / Shutterstock
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Fisher Building
3011 W. Grand Blvd.; thefisherbuilding.com
Highly regarded by architects, the Fisher Building is packed with gorgeous detail and extravagant mid-century design. No matter how many times you visit, there is always something new waiting to be noticed.
Photo via GoogleMaps

Fisher Building

3011 W. Grand Blvd.; thefisherbuilding.com
Highly regarded by architects, the Fisher Building is packed with gorgeous detail and extravagant mid-century design. No matter how many times you visit, there is always something new waiting to be noticed.

Photo via GoogleMaps
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Campus Martius
800 Woodward Ave.; (313) 566-8250; downtowndetroitparks.com
In the winter, Campus Martius becomes a wonderland with the ice skating rink and decorative lights abound. Once the snow melts, the park gardens become lush with greenery and pops of vivid color from the flowers. 
Photo via Tony Bennett / Detroit Stock City

Campus Martius

800 Woodward Ave.; (313) 566-8250; downtowndetroitparks.com
In the winter, Campus Martius becomes a wonderland with the ice skating rink and decorative lights abound. Once the snow melts, the park gardens become lush with greenery and pops of vivid color from the flowers.


Photo via Tony Bennett / Detroit Stock City
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GM Renaissance Center
gmrencen.com
Visit Michigan's tallest building! With over 44,000 square feet, there’s so much to see. Bring your fancy professional camera to take snapshots of the skyline outside and the modernist architecture inside; or make your visit into a dream Instagram story by getting a hotel room with friends, champagne, and a polaroid camera. 
Photo via Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center / Facebook

GM Renaissance Center

gmrencen.com
Visit Michigan's tallest building! With over 44,000 square feet, there’s so much to see. Bring your fancy professional camera to take snapshots of the skyline outside and the modernist architecture inside; or make your visit into a dream Instagram story by getting a hotel room with friends, champagne, and a polaroid camera.

Photo via Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center / Facebook
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Lincoln Street Art Park
5926 Lincoln St.
With art made out of recycled materials, Art Park is a great place to take photos. The site has graffiti, sculptures, bonfires, and a party for every full moon.
Photo via GoogleMaps

Lincoln Street Art Park

5926 Lincoln St.
With art made out of recycled materials, Art Park is a great place to take photos. The site has graffiti, sculptures, bonfires, and a party for every full moon.

Photo via GoogleMaps
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The Z Lot
1234 Library St.; 855-487-6727; bedrockdetroit.com
The colorfully painted murals on every level of the Z Lot make this parking structure unique. From the top of the lot, you can see every direction of the city.
Photo via GoogleMaps

The Z Lot

1234 Library St.; 855-487-6727; bedrockdetroit.com
The colorfully painted murals on every level of the Z Lot make this parking structure unique. From the top of the lot, you can see every direction of the city.

Photo via GoogleMaps
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Guardian Building
500 Griswold St.; guardianbuilding.com
This brilliant art deco building features mosaics, murals, and lots and lots of marble. With bright colors, innovative materials, and Aztec influences, the Guardian Building is a bold collaboration of design and technology. 
Photo via GoogleMaps

Guardian Building

500 Griswold St.; guardianbuilding.com
This brilliant art deco building features mosaics, murals, and lots and lots of marble. With bright colors, innovative materials, and Aztec influences, the Guardian Building is a bold collaboration of design and technology.

Photo via GoogleMaps
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Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre (Chene Park)
2600 Atwater St.; 313-393-0292; thearetha.com
This amphitheatre is home to many performances. It also has 5,000 seats facing the Detroit River for a picturesque view during a show.
Photo via Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre / Facebook

Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre (Chene Park)

2600 Atwater St.; 313-393-0292; thearetha.com
This amphitheatre is home to many performances. It also has 5,000 seats facing the Detroit River for a picturesque view during a show.

Photo via Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre / Facebook
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The Heidelberg Project
3600 Heidelberg St.; 313-458-8414; heidelberg.org
Tyree Guyton, founder of the Heidelberg Project, sought to use art to improve a community. In the Project, you can find a collection of colorful houses, sustainable art materials, dolls, hundreds of shoes on a fence, clocks, and many more objects. 
Photo via GoogleMaps

The Heidelberg Project

3600 Heidelberg St.; 313-458-8414; heidelberg.org
Tyree Guyton, founder of the Heidelberg Project, sought to use art to improve a community. In the Project, you can find a collection of colorful houses, sustainable art materials, dolls, hundreds of shoes on a fence, clocks, and many more objects. Photo via GoogleMaps
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Belle Isle
99 Pleasure Dr.; 313-821-9844; belleisleconservancy.org
Belle Isle is everything picturesque. It has a conservancy, koi pond, aquarium, fountain, beach, trail, and a perfect view of the city. During sunset, the Western edge of Belle Isle is a great place to watch the sun go down.
Photo via Belle Isle Conservancy / Facebook

Belle Isle

99 Pleasure Dr.; 313-821-9844; belleisleconservancy.org
Belle Isle is everything picturesque. It has a conservancy, koi pond, aquarium, fountain, beach, trail, and a perfect view of the city. During sunset, the Western edge of Belle Isle is a great place to watch the sun go down.

Photo via Belle Isle Conservancy / Facebook
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Russell Industrial Center
1600 Clay St.; 313-872-4000; russellindustrialcenter.com
The Russell Industrial Center is comprised of shops, events, studios, and art on every corner. Large events are also held within the 2,200,000-square-foot complex. It’s always a great place to take photos, inside or outside.
Photo via GoogleMaps

Russell Industrial Center

1600 Clay St.; 313-872-4000; russellindustrialcenter.com
The Russell Industrial Center is comprised of shops, events, studios, and art on every corner. Large events are also held within the 2,200,000-square-foot complex. It’s always a great place to take photos, inside or outside.

Photo via GoogleMaps
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Eastern Market
Russell St. between Mack Ave. and Gratiot Ave.; easternmarket.org
Eastern Market is a traditional farmer’s market that occurs every week. There are also murals on almost every wall in the Market, making a perfect background for any picture.
Photo via Eastern Market Partnership / Facebook

Eastern Market

Russell St. between Mack Ave. and Gratiot Ave.; easternmarket.org
Eastern Market is a traditional farmer’s market that occurs every week. There are also murals on almost every wall in the Market, making a perfect background for any picture.

Photo via Eastern Market Partnership / Facebook
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Detroit Yacht Club
1 Riverbank Dr.; 313-824-1200; dyc.com
Right on the lake, The Detroit Yacht Club offers '20s-style Mediterranean architecture, a lakefront view, and many historic features throughout the property. The DYC has something for everyone. You can head to Peacock Alley — formerly called the DYC Art Gallery — and experience the past through paintings, or just jump on a boat with some buddies to experience the present. 
Photo via GoogleMaps

Detroit Yacht Club

1 Riverbank Dr.; 313-824-1200; dyc.com
Right on the lake, The Detroit Yacht Club offers '20s-style Mediterranean architecture, a lakefront view, and many historic features throughout the property. The DYC has something for everyone. You can head to Peacock Alley — formerly called the DYC Art Gallery — and experience the past through paintings, or just jump on a boat with some buddies to experience the present.

Photo via GoogleMaps
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North Cass Community Garden
midtowndetroitinc.org
Bring your camera to North Cass Community Gardens to capture the beauty of sustainable living in action, and even take some pictures of the critters that fancy the garden as well. 
Photo via Midtown Detroit Community Gardens / Facebook

North Cass Community Garden

midtowndetroitinc.org
Bring your camera to North Cass Community Gardens to capture the beauty of sustainable living in action, and even take some pictures of the critters that fancy the garden as well.

Photo via Midtown Detroit Community Gardens / Facebook
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Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Ave.; 313-481-1300; detroitpubliclibrary.org
The DPL is unlike any other library. It can be mistaken for a museum, but with a lot of books. The murals on every wall and sculptures on every corner make this library calming and beautiful.
Photo via Main | Detroit Public Library / Facebook

Detroit Public Library

5201 Woodward Ave.; 313-481-1300; detroitpubliclibrary.org
The DPL is unlike any other library. It can be mistaken for a museum, but with a lot of books. The murals on every wall and sculptures on every corner make this library calming and beautiful.

Photo via Main | Detroit Public Library / Facebook
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Cadillac Urban Gardens
4601 Merritt St.; 313-849-0000; sdevweb.org
This urban garden started repurposing containers from GM by painting them and filling them with soil and seeds. Taking pictures here highlights the community effort and juxtaposes urban life with nature. Nothing says urban growth quite like an urban garden. 
Photo via Erik Hill / Detroit Stock City

Cadillac Urban Gardens

4601 Merritt St.; 313-849-0000; sdevweb.org
This urban garden started repurposing containers from GM by painting them and filling them with soil and seeds. Taking pictures here highlights the community effort and juxtaposes urban life with nature. Nothing says urban growth quite like an urban garden.

Photo via Erik Hill / Detroit Stock City
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