Discover something new this summer in your own backyard with a Southfield Staycation!

June 17, 2023

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Take a staycation in Southfield this summer and enjoy all that the community has to offer without having to break the bank or travel far! Now is the perfect time to revisit old favorites and to discover new hotspots all in your own backyard. Grab a bite to eat at one of your favorite Southfield restaurants or visit a new one you’ve never tried before. Southfield's many eateries make dining in the city a pleasurable experience for business entertainment or a family night out, ranging from continental cuisine to national chains, neighborhood delis and the best in ethnic dining.

The City of Southfield also boasts entertainment options for the entire family – with more than 800 acres of parks and a public golf course – recreational activities abound for all ages and interests. The Southfield Municipal Campus is home to the Miracle League Field of Dreams, Michigan's first baseball field for children with a physical or mental disability as well as the Southfield Sports Arena (ice rink), Evergreen Hills 9-hole golf course, Evergreen Woods Nature Trail, the 25,000-square-foot Southfield Pavilion, and the state-of-the-art Southfield Public Library featuring three floors of beautiful architecture and more than 280,000 books, magazines, CD’s, DVD’s and other media.

Southfield’s recreational opportunities are as diverse as its population: with over 20 beautiful parks and nature preserves to world-class arts and entertainment programs and events — Southfield truly offers something for everyone! Parks are open year-round from dawn to dusk with no park entrance fees. If you’re looking for a little more excitement, knock down some pins at Plum Hollow Lanes, take in a show at the Punchline Comedy Lounge or get a relaxing and rejuvenating massage at Irene's Myomassology Institute.


Here are just a few of the many great places, activities and events that are sure to make your Southfield Staycation a memorable one!


Park West Gallery is a world-class art gallery and museum that is free and open to the public for shows, sales and auctions in a Greco-Roman space featuring both contemporary and established works and artists. Visitors can browse Park West’s private collections of original works by world-renowned artists such as Picasso, Rembrandt, Dalí, Renoir, and many more at 29469 Northwestern Highway. The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve features several miles of beautiful nature trails with interpretive signage and trailheads, numerous benches and easily-accessible fishing and viewing platforms. It is located on Ten Mile Road just east of Inkster Road.

Play a round of golf at Evergreen Hills Golf Course or sharpen your skills at Beech Woods Driving Range, and while you’re at it, check out Beech Woods Recreation Center!

Carpenter Lake
Photo by Darren Hood

Burgh Historical Park is the City’s most important historical property featuring eight acres of beautiful flower gardens and fountains located at the northeast corner of Civic Center Drive & Berg Road.

Explore Southfield’s growing downtown the Southfield City Centre and visit the Donald F. Fracassi Municipal Campus while you’re there to check out the beautiful landscaping, public art installations, tennis courts, nature trails and many other amenities.

The Burgh
Photo by Jerry Zolynsky

Spend an afternoon at the Southfield Public Library and find something new to read or watch in addition to discovering unique spaces throughout from the fantastic children’s areas to the Southfield History Room.

Visit one of Southfield’s many great restaurants offering the best in Asian, Italian, Ethiopian, Soul, Middle Eastern, Jewish and continental cuisine.

Check out the 7th annual Southfield Photo Prize exhibition on display at city hall from June 12 – September 1, 2023 as well as Southfield’s many new public art installations throughout the city.

Photo by Kyle Kelly

Take in a concert at one of Southfield’s many summer series from the Eat to the Beat lunchtime food truck concerts the 2nd Thursday each month to the 6th Annual Kimmie Horne Jazz Festival taking place on the municipal campus front lawn August 11-12!

Regional Attractions

Location, location, location! There’s no better way to tout Southfield’s biggest asset – its central, convenient location. Easy access to major expressways whisks you to and from world-class venues and events located in Southfield and throughout metro Detroit. Catch a Tigers game at Comerica Park, see history acted out at the Henry Ford, or try your luck at one of three fabulous Detroit casinos – just a few of the magnificent entertainment options only minutes away.

Because Michigan is virtually surrounded by water, there are thousands of miles of lake shores and an exciting variety of geographical features. Michigan has a growing tourist industry and many exciting options to offer visitors of all ages. For more information and maps on recreation and vacation in Michigan, contact the Michigan Department of Tourism, 800-543-2937; or visit

New Southfield postcards are available Now in the Neighborhood & Information Center!

Tell your friends and family around the world about Southfield! Stop by the Neighborhood & Information Center at City Hall to pick up a free Southfield Postcard!