Sterling Heights is a large city in Macomb County, Michigan, and one of the core suburbs of Detroit. It is 16 miles from Downtown Detroit. Sterling Heights is home to the General Motors Heritage Center, where they exhibit about 150 vehicles at any time. Jinuwine Cigar Lounge has the largest walk-in humidor in the world. Lakeside Mall is one of the largest shopping centers in the county. Bloomer Park is known for hosting bike races.

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1.GM Heritage Center

GM Heritage Center
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General Motors Heritage Center is a 81,000-square-foot museum in Sterling Heights, Michigan, that displays more than 150 GM vehicles at any one time. The Heritage Center is a showplace for the the GM Heritage Collection vehicles. It is also a venue for corporate conferencing and special events venue, and the permanent home for the GM’s collection of historic literature and artifacts that document company’s history of innovation. Each vehicle in the Collection illustrates a certain milestone - design, technical or sales, or particular accomplishment in the GM or automotive history. The Center is not open to the public for individual visits; but can be reserved for group tours, meetings, conferences and special events.

6400 Center Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48312, Phone: 586-276-1498

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2.Jinuwine Cigar Lounge

Jinuwine Cigar Lounge
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Located in Clinton Valley Consumers Mall in Sterling Heights, Michigan, the Jenuwine Cigar Lounge is a state of the art cigar store with the largest retail walk-in humidor in the world. Covering more than 2,100 square feet, the humidor’s glass wall is the first thing visitors see when they come to the front door. There are more than 3,000 individual boxes of cigars, open and on display. The very comfortable and luxurious lounge features seating for about 80 consumers. They can sit with friends and enjoy smoking their favorite cigars while watching the large screen TV, studying for a test, connecting to the wireless internet or doing some work. The fully stocked bar feature 78 world-class scotches and a full selection of beers and other drinks.

44791 Schoenherr Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313, Phone: 586-997-1731

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3.Lakeside Mall

Lakeside Mall
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Lakeside Mall is a major shopping mall in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and a popular local destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. This Taubman-built super-regional full-line shopping mall is located on Hall Road or M-59, between Hayes and Schoenherr Roads. Lakeside Mall has four anchor stores - JCPenney, Lord & Taylor and two Macy's. There is also the first H&M store in Michigan. The mall, which is on two levels, also features more than 100 stores as well as a food court. Lakeside Mall is the largest mall in Michigan based on floor area and is managed by JLL. .

14000 Lakeside Cir, Sterling Heights, MI 48313

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4.La Saj Lebanese Bistro

La Saj Lebanese Bistro
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La Saj Lebanee Bistro in Sterling Heights, Michigan, is an upscale, spacious authentic Lebanese restaurant with a lavishly decorated dining room with crisp white tablecloths and a massive crystal chandelier that dominates the place. The menu has all the popular Lebanese dishes such as tabbouleh, falafel and baba ghanoush, but also a number of wonderful vegetarian and lamb dishes. If you are not familiar with Lebanese cuisine, and even if you are, the best way to start the meal is with the appetizer sampler, which will give you opportunity to taste a bit of everything. It comes with wonderful, warm pita pieces for dipping. For main meal, try delicious grilled lamb steak kastalata. If you have difficult to please kids with you, La Saj has chicken tenders and even hamburgers. They have a small but nice wine list, with some Lebanese reds worth trying.

13776 Southcove Dr, Sterling Heights, MI 48313, Phone: 586-566-6600

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5.Passport Pizza

Passport Pizza
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Passport Pizza is a small chain of family-owned and operated restaurants that started its life 20 years ago as Dino’s Pizza. It is known for its diverse, globally-influenced pizzas, ribs, pasta and subs. Passport uses local suppliers to ensure the best quality ingredients for their meals. They also have reputation for initiating donation of leftovers to nonprofits and shelters in the Macomb County. Their Sterling Heights spot is small and unassuming, counter-serve place more popular for delivery than eating on site. The most popular pizza is Chicago Deep Dish, as well as pizza with wings. They are open for lunch and late night.

13737 19 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48313, Phone: 586-247-0000

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