Detroit Travel Guide
Once the center of American industrialism, the Motor City has shrunk significantly from its former position of power. However, while the city may look a little rough around the edges, Detroit has many hidden gems to offer any visitor.
Things to do in Detroit
Head to the Detroit Arts Institute to see over 100 galleries of artwork adorning the walls of this classic site. If you’re a fan of cars and want to learn more about Detroit’s history as the center of the auto industry, check out the Ford Rouge Factory. Find locally made food and crafts at Detroit Eastern Market, or head to Hitsville USA to learn about some of the greatest music Motown stars like Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson and Diana Ross, and more, at the Motown Historical Museum.
Best Places to Stay in Detroit
Greektown is the go to spot for all the best bars and nightlife in the city. The oldest neighborhood in the city is Corktown, where you’re sure to find the trendiest cafes and restaurants. Hamtramck’s motto is “the world in two square miles”, with some of the most diversity in the state of Michigan. Downtown Detroit is filled with history, music, business, and more, while Indian Village is the best spot for the best food.
Best Time to Visit Detroit
Head to Detroit in the spring or summer to avoid the cold fall and frigid winter.