Detroit, Michigan
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Baseball fans will enjoy the baseball beers at Detroit Beer Company: Suicide Squeeze, Triple Crown Pilsener, and Grand Slam Belgian. They don't cost much more than seats in the grandstands down the street at Comerica Park, where the resurgent Tigers are looking to have a strong season. After the game, head to the Midtown neighborhood, where the bars are always packed with good-looking locals and impressive garage rock acts looking to break out. 

More information: Detroit is easily accessible from anywhere east of Chicago. Book a room at the Atheneum Suites if you want to do downtown in style.