A Visit to Brighton, Michigan

Welcome to Brighton, a wonderful place to spend a day off. It features a bustling downtown area, upscale shops, and delicious restaurants. Whether you’re in town visiting the Legacy Center or visiting friends and family, you can make the most of your time here by exploring everything the area has to offer. There are so many options in Brighton, but here are a few that make for a day well spent!

1 Morning: 8 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Reviewers from all over the country rave about Cheryl’s Place. When you try their delicious breakfast, you’ll understand why. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at this local diner to give yourself fuel for a fun day ahead.

We highly recommend the Cinnamon Roll French Toast.

2 Late Morning: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Make your way to Brighton‘s principal shopping district where you can spend the afternoon shopping and enjoying the culture of the downtown area.

Saturday mornings in May through October make way for the Brighton Farmers Market, offering a fresh harvest from local farmers and a seasonal variety of baked goods, plants, flowers, and crafts.

The kids will love watching candy being made before their eyes at Oh My Lolli! This shop features handmade sweets in an allergy-free environment. There are numerous flavors and colors available for you to pick your new favorite treat! Afterward, take a stroll through the sculpture exhibit, play with chalk, explore the Imagination Station, and visit the Mill Pond.


Spend the afternoon in downtown Brighton
3 Lunch: 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

After adventuring around the downtown area, you’re going to build up quite a hunger. Head to one of the many restaurants located right downtown like Ginopolis Bar-BQ & Speakeasy for the most delicious barbeque, Bourbons for authentic southern cuisine, or Casa Tequila to have delicious Mexican food.


4 Afternoon: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

After you’ve curbed your hunger, you will have a newfound energy for more exploring. If you need an extra pick-me-up, head to Brighton Coffeehouse & Theatre for a delicious cup of coffee hand-roasted in-house.

Once you’re energized, explore the rest of downtown by visiting the many shops that line the streets. For home decor try Wood ‘N Things, Wallflower Mercantile, or The Artisans Bench. Find some cute new clothing at Sunny’s on the Corner or Rosy’s Boutique. Grab some food for later at Culture Beer and Cheese or Great Harvest Bread Co.

Rosy's Boutique
5 Dinner: 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Cap your night off with a delicious meal. Head to Ciao Amici’s for authentic Italian food, Single Barrel Social Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar for delicious cuisine and tasty cocktails, or El Arbol for Mexican food and housemade margaritas.

End your evening with a trip to the movies! MJR Cinema 20 is just a short drive down the road and features over a dozen theaters as well as free popcorn and pop refills.

You have your choice of fantastic Brighton hotels, should you choose to stay the night. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Brighton, Hampton Inn Brighton, and Homewood Suites Brighton are all great options nearby MJR Cinema.


Single Barrel Social

Cheryl's Place

Cheryl's Place, 4683 South Old US Highway 23, Brighton, MI, USA

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Brighton Farmers' Market

200 North 1st Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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Oh My Lolli!

Oh My Lolli!, 421 Mill Pond Lane, Brighton, MI

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Brighton Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit

Brighton Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, downtown Brighton, MI 48116

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Bourbons, 440 West Main Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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Casa Tequila Mexican Grille & Cantina

501 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116

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Wood 'N Things

Wood 'N Things, 200 Hyne Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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The Artisan's Bench

The Artisan's Bench, 307, W Main St, Brighton, Michigan, USA

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Wallflower Mercantile

316 W. Main St. Brighton, MI 48116

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Sunny's on the Corner

334 W. Main Street, Brighton, MI 48116

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Culture Beer and Cheese

412 W Main Street Brighton, MI 48116

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Great Harvest Bread Company

Great Harvest Bread Co. Brighton, 416 West Main Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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Homewood Suites by Hilton

Homewood Suites by Hilton Brighton, 8060 Challis Road, Brighton, MI, 48116 USA

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Wingate by Wyndham Brighton

Wingate by Wyndham Brighton, 8285 Movie Drive, Brighton, MI 48116, USA

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Hampton Inn Brighton

Hampton Inn Brighton, 8068 Challis Road, Brighton, MI, USA

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MJR Digital Cinemas

MJR, 8200 Murphy Drive, Brighton, MI

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Ciao Amici's

Ciao Amici's, 217 West Main Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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El Arbol Taqueria

El Arbol Taqueria, 140 West Main Street, Brighton, MI, USA

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Single Barrel Social

8724 West Grand River Avenue, Brighton, MI, USA

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