The 10 Best Things to Do in Saint Clair Shores, United States

December 14, 2017 Vergie Nakamoto

St. Clair Shores is a suburban city bordering Lake St. Clair in Macomb County of the U.S. state of Michigan. It forms a part of the Metro Detroit area, and is located approximately 13 miles (21 km) northeast of downtown Detroit. The population was 59,715 at the 2010 census. The current mayor is Kip C. Walby, and the current council members are John D. Caron, Ronald J. Frederick, Peter A. Rubino, Candice B. Rusie, Anthony G. Tiseo, and Christopher M. Vitale.
Restaurants in Saint Clair Shores

1. Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

1100 Lake Shore Rd, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236-4106 +1 313-884-4222
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 213 reviews

Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

Telling the story of Edsel and Eleanor Ford and their family through their historic home on the shores of Lake St. Clair. We offer tours, programs and special events at this National Historic Landmark. Edsel Ford was the son of Henry Ford, and he built his grand home in the style of the Cotswold villages in England. Surrounded by 87 acres of scenic lakeside grounds, the home and landscape are open for tours in all seasons. The home was designed by prominent Detroit architect Albert Kahn and Jens Jensen, one of America's foremost landscape designers and conservationists. It is filled with original antique furnishings, as well as art from the Fords' vast collection. Ford House also hosts popular events, including a Fairy Tale Festival in June, Detroit Symphony concerts in July and holiday tours and events in December.

Reviewed By Dani718 - Toronto, Canada

When in Europe, people enjoy touring the impressive and luxurious residences of kings, queens and famous people...in America it's the homes of super wealthy that offer the alternative.
This home is as close to an English manor as you might be able to get on the North American continent.
To say the least, it is very authentic as the owners, Edsel and Ethel Ford, imported large amounts of the construction material from various century old manors in England.
It is definitely worth the some 13 miles, about 25-30 minutes, drive from downtown Detroit.
It will allow you to peek in to the private lives of the Fords and their genteel lives of splendor.
There is beautiful art, but most are replicas of famous originals that can be viewed at the Detroit Museum of Arts in Detroit.
The expansive grounds are serene and beautiful.
Detroit is alive and well worth a visit.

2. The Murder Mystery Company in Detroit

24611 Gratiot Ave, Eastpointe, MI 48021-3310 +1 888-643-2583
Excellent
41%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
13%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 30 reviews

Looking to Solve the Case of the Perfect Party?Here's a clue! The Murder Mystery Company is the nation's most popular, interactive, mystery troupe.

Reviewed By johnlh - Southfield, Michigan

We visited the Murder Mystery Company for my husband's birthday. We were supposed to have early access ticket, there was no early access. The doors open and everyone was let in at the same time. We did not op for the gold circle experience. We did see the seating for the gold circle and there weren't any better than the general price seating. Food -The side dishes were heavy on carbs, with a salad that came with one choice of dressing and tasteless green bean with almonds tossed on top. The meat was a small chicken breast with some type of crust on top. Our waiter was aloof, never introduced himself to the people sitting at our table. Never asked if we needed anything or how our dinner was. There were three other couple sitting at our table and they were very nice. We really enjoyed their company. Play - The play required a lot of audience interaction with everyone in the room. As soon as we got our food they were rush us to eat and get up and start asking others in the room for clues. In the middle of our dinner, they told us time was up for eating and we should get up and have interaction. Were they crazy? When dessert was served (ice cream) the same thing happened. Needless, to say that wasn't going to work, ice cream melts. My opinion there was too much interaction with the people in the room, I can see interacting with the people at your table during your meal to discuss clues. But to try to interact with other people clear across the room during your meal was a bit too much. Food? - ok, nothing to write home about. Best part of the evening? - the conversation with the people we dined with. Play? - ok. Would I go again? - no.

3. Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters

400 Maple Park Blvd Ste 404, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081-3709
Excellent
79%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 17 reviews

Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charters

For over 25 years, Infinity and Ovation have perfected the art of luxury cruising along the international waterway of Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River. We provide Michigan's most entertaining yachting experience for corporate parties, special events and Detroit's best weddings. Learn more about our stylish, sophisticated yachts, docks and cruise routes. Contact one of our charter specialists to start planning your event.

Reviewed By Joan G - Novi, Michigan

Every year we board the Ovation for a charity event and it's always a great experience! From the Captain and deck hands greeting you as you board, to the wait staff that move stealth-like, it's a well oiled machine. Appetizers and dinner selections are delicious, fresh and easy to manage on a moving boat. The bite size desserts top off the food served. Several servers carry them on silver trays and describe each one. The cookie dough one is second favorite but the salted caramel one is to die for! Music is great, bartenders efficient and friendly. Take the ride...you won't be disappointed.

4. Freedom Hill

14900 Metropolitan Pkwy, Sterling, MI 48312-3424 +1 586-268-9700
Excellent
56%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 51 reviews

Freedom Hill

Reviewed By Computernana - West Bloomfield, Michigan

I was invited to a lunch bridal shower. The inside of the building is nicely appointed. The room was set up and decorated by the party hostesses. Looked very festive. There were about 70 people. Food provided by Andiamo.
It was a buffet. The hostess sent us table by table so there was no waiting in line. The food was hot and plentiful as the wait staff refilled as needed. We were offered Cuke salad, potato salad, rolls and butter, pasta in a red sauce, quiche, home fries, blintzes, a sausage veggie dish sweet rolls, muffins and fruit.

The food was plentiful and hot. Beverages were offered at the table. I would recommend this venue for any large party.

5. Breakout

7300 Miller Dr, Ste B, Warren, MI 48092-1677 +1 586-359-6944
Excellent
92%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 56 reviews

Breakout

BreakOut! In Warren is Michigan's first live Room Escape game. Search the room, find clues and solve puzzles as a team to escape the room!

Reviewed By Tamra316 - Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, United States

Super fun outing with three girlfriends! We did the zombie room and while we didn't get out, we found three keys. Highly recommended for groups and families, although some questionable language in clues for those under 18. Zombie room is best with larger sized groups (8-10). Well organized, clean location, and friendly staff!

6. Think It Out Escape Rooms

16658 15 Mile Rd, Fraser, MI 48026-3713 +1 586-359-2401
Excellent
87%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 52 reviews

Think It Out Escape Rooms

Welcome to Think it Out! A live escape room takes the video game or movie out of the box - real life. The door locks, the clock starts, and you're immersed into a narrative that requires you to solve clues, crack codes, uncover mysteries, and hidden secrets. Panic sets in as the timer counts down. Can your team work together under pressure? Can you escape in 60 minutes? Perfect for friends, family, coworkers, or individuals looking to interact and challenge like never before. Step away from the ordinary and get set for an exciting and intense experience. Contact us if you would like to book a special mission outside normal business hours.

Reviewed By Pojo-719

I took my boys and their friends, ages 10-12 and we had a blast! From solving the puzzles in the lobby to earn extra playing time, to working together to “escape”, we all had a great time.
The room was challenging, but not impossible!
The staff was warm and welcoming! We can’t wait to go back and try another room!

7. George George Memorial Park

Moravian, Clinton Township, MI 48036
Excellent
85%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 83 reviews

George George Memorial Park

Reviewed By Barbara B - Clinton Township, Michigan

This is a beautiful park to relax at any time of the day, always peaceful, very clean. Also a great place to have family gatherings or a wedding, the fountain is a beautiful place for pictures!

8. Pat Obrien's Tavern

22385 E 10 Mile Rd, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080-1378 +1 586-771-5715
Excellent
45%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 32 reviews

Pat Obrien's Tavern

Reviewed By leapgnome - Midland, Texas

Hurricanes and more hurricanes! But grab a taxi or stay near by they are powerful. Definitely a great atmosphere, taking you to bourbon street in the big easy. Good service, and didn't wait long and didn't eat just cocktails and on the the next pub!

9. Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

16600 Stephens Dr, Eastpointe, MI 48021-1770 +1 586-872-2581
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
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Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

The Michigan Military Technical and Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the stories of Michigan citizens who served and sacrificed, here and abroad, from WWI to the present. Our 11,000 square foot Museum exhibits the actual equipment, weapons, uniforms and other artifacts that bear witness to the high cost of freedom.

Reviewed By jocelynd102 - Grosse Pointe, Michigan

Very nice museum that has a focus on our wonderful service men and women that defended our country from the state of Michigan. Well planned and ample artifacts, displays and informed staff. Enjoyed our visit.

10. Fraser Hockey Land

34400 Utica Rd, Fraser, MI 48026-3573 +1 586-294-2400
Excellent
12%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
51%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 8 reviews

Fraser Hockey Land

Reviewed By GardenShore99 - Chicago, Illinois

Scheduled here for a hockey tournament. 5 Rinks. Very busy place. Ice OK, soft in one rink (Dasani) but they corrected it quickly by turning off the heaters. Was acceptable by the second period. Rink Lighting fine. Scoreboard fine.
Spectator seating is not located great in most of the rinks. Locker rooms fine. Small game in the lobby area for siblings needing to kill some time was appreciated but selections are dated. Bathrooms very dirty, missing toilet paper--seemed to have been ignored for hours. No parking lot lighting whatsoever when we were there which was problematic and unsafe, due in part to the odd parking layout. Very large pro-shop. Concession stand stocked with the usual. Decent coffee but very slow service. It is faster to go to McD's down the road and come back.

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