The Yenta asked her friends for their favorite getaways to take their children only a few hours away from home. Elana Burnstein Weisberg from West Bloomfield heads south to Toledo: “The Imagination Station and Toledo Zoo are awesome,” she says. Shana Silber of Huntington Woods recommends Kalahari Resorts in Sandusky, Ohio. Suzy Brickner Friedman of West Bloomfield likes the Hands On Museum in Ann Arbor. Another fun place really close to home? Best Western Sterling Inn in Sterling Heights, which has a 32,000-square-foot indoor water park featuring a 5,000-square-foot swimming pool, three-story waterslide and lazy river.

If you’re looking for a fun night with friends, try Drive, a table tennis social club now open at 1441 Woodward in Detroit. It features walk-in tournaments, leagues and is available for private parties ( If you’re in the mood for some Mid-Eastern food, Al Oumara at 6069 W. Maple in West Bloomfield recently expanded to 3,600 square feet and is now serving a full bar. For fans of Korean cuisine and sushi, try Tomo Sushi, which just opened at 2959 E. Big Beaver in Troy. It’s getting rave reviews on Yelp.