Travel

  • Feet on the Street Tour - Corktown

    Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 9:30-1:00pm

    This offering is at capacity.  Please call the office to be added to the wait list. 

     

    Bus leaves Next at 9:30 am, returns about 1:00 pm

    We are so excited to announce the return of Feet On The Street Tours! Corktown has been in the news a lot lately as one of the most up-and-coming neighborhoods in the country, let alone the Detroit region. It’s a place that is on the rebound and has a defi nite sense of identity and community. The area has a long history as Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, with “1834” emblazoned proudly on the signs. Join Linda Yellin for a narrated van/walking tour of Historic Corktown. Explore Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, history, sites and “the corner”, Michigan Avenue and Trumbull, formerly the location of Old Tiger Stadium — now high end apartments and condos. Experience the Michigan Central Train Station, lovingly being restored by Ford Motor Company - Campus for electric vehicles research and development. All aboard for a tour rich in history of our beloved city. Trip will run rain or shine. Please dress accordingly. 

  • Franklin Garden Walk

    Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 9:30-12:30pm

    The Annual Franklin Garden Walk, is a long tradition that draws many hundreds of visitors to walk through fi ve to six area gardens selected to showcase different types of landscaping. Each demonstrates ways homeowners have worked with Mother Nature, yet simultaneously tried to tame her less desirable inclinations. Classic struggles and immense satisfaction are inevitable! Spend a leisurely morning outside experiencing a variety of gardening styles, design ideas, and growing tips. The Garden Club will also host an Artisan Market for some “pre-tour” indulging, on the Village Green. Next will be providing transportation to each of the gardens. Trip will run rain or shine, please dress accordingly.

  • Valentine Distillery

    Thursday, June 16, 2022 | 12:30-1:30pm

    Rescheduled from a snow day.

    Established in 2007 and among the nation’s first craft distilleries, Valentine Distilling Company is an American pioneer of small batch, handcrafted spirits. Enjoy a tour and tasting experience at Valentine Distillery's state-of-the-art production facility, located in Ferndale. Sample award-winning spirits including bourbon, gin and vodka. Witness some of the science behind the distillation process and learn why they always go the extra mile. In the tradition of Detroit’s manufacturing leadership, Valentine is dedicated to American ingenuity, quality manufacturing, and small batch distilling using old-world techniques that create superior tasting products. This is a tour not to miss — and we’ll have a “designated driver”!

  • The Detroit Institute of Arts

    Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 11:30-2:30pm

    Bus leaves Next at 11:30 am, returns about 2:30 pm 

    The Detroit Institute of Arts has one of the largest and most signifi cant art collections in the United States. With more than 65,000 artworks that date from the earliest civilizations to the present, the museum offers visitors an encounter with human creativity from all over the world. Visit the DIA to immerse yourself in more than 100 galleries, this will be a two hour, self-guided tour of the museum.

  • Detroit River Front Tour

    Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 9:30-1:00pm

    Just a few spots left for this offering.  Please call the office for avavilability. 

     

    Bus leaves Next at 9:30 am, returns about 1:00 pm

    The Detroit Riverwalk was recently crowned as Best Riverwalk in the 2021 USA TODAY 10 Best Readers’ Choice! The riverwalk is a great place to stroll and witness the “renaissance” with spectacular views of the city, and Windsor right across the river. For our second Feet on the Street Tour, join Linda Yellin and experience and enjoy the new vibrant developments along the Riverfront: gardens, expanding parks, walking/bike trails, and tons of greenspace. Learn about empty warehouses soon to be clubs, restaurants, and new housing, the energy is contagious! Also hear of all of the exciting programs and events sponsored by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy. Such an excellent way to get some exercise, and take in some city views — both impressive and beautiful. This tour will be both van use and walking, and will run rain or shine, please dress accordingly.