The freshest in-season produce can be found at the Royal Oak Farmers Market, located at 316 E 11 Mile Rd (just 2 blocks east of Main Street). A legacy since 1927, the market sells only food products that Michigan farmers grow themselves. Some of the farmers who bring their crops to the market travel from locations up to four hours from Royal Oak, extending the seasons availability for many varieties of fruits and vegetables. In addition to food products, the Farmers Market sells numerous varieties of annuals and perennials in the spring and summer, and greenery and pine trees in December. Crafts and antiques are often available at the Farmers Market. Call 248.246.FARM for more information.
Children and adults of all ages enjoy an excursion to the Detroit Zoo, conveniently located in Royal Oak at the intersections of Interstate 696, Woodward Avenue and Ten Mile Road. Sprawling over 125 acres, the zoo’s naturalistic exhibits house 1,500 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and invertebrates of 275 different species. Opened in 1928, it was the first zoo in the United States to use natural exhibits without barriers. Recent additions to the Detroit Zoo include the National Amphibian Conservation Center, a facility devoted entirely to the research and exhibition of amphibians, and the Arctic Ring of Life showcasing polar bears and recreating the North Pole environment. These new exhibits are two of the world’s largest animal exhibits.
Somerset Collection is the epicenter for luxury retail in the State of Michigan. With stores like Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Cole Haan, Barneys New York Co-Op, Tiffany & Co., and Burberry – Somerset Collection represents the pinnacle of retail excellence.
The center’s most impressive feature is the landmark, glass-enclosed moving walkway linking Somerset North and South…recognized throughout the Midwest as Downtown Michigan. Soaring glass entries reveal a timeless elegance that is both warm and inviting. The architecture provides an intimacy and comfort level for the guest that continues to enhance the sophisticated and prestigious reputation for which Somerset Collection is known.