13 Best Things To Do in Auburn Hills, Michigan

by Seema Nande Updated on 13 Oct 2018 

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Auburn Hills is a small and beautiful suburban city in Oakland County, Michigan; located about 30 miles north of Detroit alongside the picturesque Clinton River. The city houses the headquarters of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, The Palace of Auburn Hills, and Oakland University making it a must see a place in the suburbs if you are visiting Michigan. The city has a bunch of chic recreation spots for a leisure weekend amidst parks away from the busy city life.

Here's the list of 15 best things to do in Auburn Hills:

1. Shop, eat and have fun at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

With more than 185 shops and themed restaurants, the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is the largest shopping and entertainment venue in Auburn Hills. It also houses a 25 screen megaplex theater including IMAX  that brings you the best movie experience in the neighborhood. The food court is mind blowing and massive and has a capacity to hold 1000 persons at any time and is sure delight to delight your taste buds. This vibrant shopping center also houses a number of factory stores and Nike Factory Store, Kate Spade and Coach Factory are a few to be named.

2. Play like kids with kids at Discovery Center Michigan

If you are holidaying with kids, Discovery Center Michigan is the ultimate recreation center for the entire family. This play is so thoughtfully designed to kindle the kid's imaginations and is sure to run their creativity crazy. The indoor playground 'LEGO' with exciting LEGO-themed rides is a true mirth for the kids and the LEGO 4D cinema is a no-miss where the LEGO kids come alive and is a sheer entertainment for kids and elders alike.

3. Experience underworld at Sea Life Michigan Aquarium

The underwater world is something that for sure is worth an experience. The Sea Life Michigan Aquarium is a  world-renowned themed aquarium house over 5000 underwater creatures like sharks, stingrays, jellyfish, and seahorses. You can get nose to nose with the aquarium creatures and even get a real touch of the sea star in the interactive pool experience. The animal feeds and children's play area boost up the entertainment quotient of this aquarium which is located within the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets.

4. Shop at the Auburn Hills Farmers Market

This Farmers Flea Market held on every Thursday evening from 3.00 pm to 07.30 pm makes the Downtown vibrant and festive with farmers selling regionally grown fruits and vegetables. Other authentic Michigan stuff that can be bought here include vegetables, plants, flowers, and other artisan and craft items. Shopping here is just not about local Auburn Hills shopping but gets an insight into the lifestyle of the Michigan farmer!

5. Enjoy live music at Callahan’s Music Hall

Callahan’s Music Hall is one of the peppy and vibrant places in Auburn Hills where bands play live music and hold rock shows with the world-class sound system making you shake your grooves. The Hall also offers a good variety of scrumptious American eats to relish your taste buds. The place is popular among locals and tourists alike and has seen a good number of celebrities performing here.

6. Play Golf at the country’s best golf club

Fieldstone GC is Oakland’s best golf club and playing golf here is an experience in itself. The place is green and very relaxing for a casual game or a serious one. The course is in excellent condition and the pro shop is exceptional. The scenic views make the golf club perfect for a perfect lunch and the wraps are a true delight.

7. Hawk Woods Nature Center

This verdant parkland sprawling over 80 acres of land has some beautiful and well-maintained trails. The place is calm and relaxing and is perfect for a picnic. If you are lucky enough, you can even catch your wildlife like deer here. The rental cabins are also well maintained. If you are looking for some natural space amidst the concrete jungles, this is the ultimate place to be.

8. Take your kids to Pump It Up

PumpItUp is the ultimate destination for kids! The place has a huge number of inflatables and is a great way for the kids to play around. The place is ideal for hosting birthday parties kids' events. If you are traveling with kids to Michigan, this place is definitely a no-miss and is sure to give your kids an unforgettable memory.

9. Get rejuvenated at Super Life Spa

Super Life offers some therapeutic massages and is popular among the locals. The massages are given by well-trained professionals and are sure to relax every muscle in your body. They also offer a wide range of massage therapies and help you unwind the everyday tension in your life.

10. Dine at O’Malley’s Tavern

This restaurant and bar offer delicious American cuisine and is a perfect place for a dinner at Auburn Hills. The ambiance is chic and elegant and is perfect for a drink with friends on a weekend night. The food is lip smacking and will make you come back again.

11. Stroll around at the River Woods Park

Located on the Squirrel Road, this park is a lush green space with well-manicured trails. It also houses a playground to keep the kids occupied and there is a picnic shelter to make your visit comfortable. The park also hosts a number of events for the youths, adults, and families. The park is friendly for people with all abilities.

12. Visit the Oakland University Art Gallery

Oakland University is world famous and the Art Gallery is a true delight for the art lovers. The Art Gallery is located in the University's Main Campus. The Art Gallery does not require any passes or stickers and ample parking space is available in many lots across the campus.

13. Picnic at the Riverside Park

The Riverside Park is a riverfront park with a good number of play equipment for the kids to play around. The footpaths are well maintained for a casual walk. The picnic shelter, barbecue facilities, and canopy launch are apt for a short picnic.

Author: Seema Nande
A deep-dyed Piscean, Seema is a dreamer. This extends to the fact that she is seldom in another world of her's or dreaming of the place she would rather be. A wild-child at heart and a keen observer otherwise, Seema's free-spirited psyche is eternal...

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    Fieldstone Golf Club Of Auburn Hills

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    Address: 1984 Taylor Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, USA

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    Address: 4000 Baldwin Rd

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    Address: 4240 Baldwin Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, USA

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    Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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    Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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    The Palace Of Auburn Hills Image

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    Address: 6 Championship Dr

    Timings: 09:00 am - 11:59 pm Details
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    Address: 3388 Auburn Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, USA

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