Detroit Travel Guide
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- 98%Nightlife Lovers
- 85%Local Culture
- 85%Art & Design Lovers
- 81%Budget Travelers
- 51%History Buffs
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (86)
- DetroitMember ofLocal CultureLGBTHistory Buffs+ 1Jan 26, 2014
What a fascinating city. If you want to see some of the 'real' America (as opposed to the sanitised theme parks, or the unrepresentative New York City or Las Vegas), go to Detroit. Warning though - the city is not a place for the average family tourist. You need to plan in advance. But if you put the work in, you'll find a vibrant and fascinating place full of history. For those who find politics and urban decay interesting - and for artists, photographers and trendsters - Detroit is a must-visit. The rise and fall of the industrial capital of America is fascinating, and there is some true beauty to be found among the decay. The art and music scene (live or electronic) is superb.
You should also take time to make trips up to the suburbs - a trip up Woodward Avenue will sort that: stop off in Ferndale, the Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak and Birmingham. You should also head east from downtown, along the river, and visit Grosse Pointe.
- DetroitMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Aug 15, 2013
Don't believe what you hear! Detroit is still alive and rockin! There is so much to do in the city year round. Campus Martius is a popular spot in the winter, the riverfront is always hosting huge festivals all summer and Detroit sports are on fire lately!! Baseball, Football and Hockey are all in the same area so you can imagine the amount of sports bars, restaurants and fans around the city! If you're not doing something that's sketchy, trouble won't find you. Detroit is a great city!!
- DetroitMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3May 17, 2013
Detroit is a large city that has many historic site and museums to visit. Disability access is limited to the activities you choose. Disability parking is various within the different sites you visit. You will need at least 3 days to visit the area.
- DetroitMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 1Mar 20, 2013
Detroit has seen better days. Downtown is a mix of burnt out war zone and fantastic new development. The new Tiger stadium is nice, there's a good opera house, and the waterfront is decent. The airport outside of town makes for a nice layover.
- DetroitOct 02, 2012
Detroit isn't as bad as most people think, but it certainly doesn't have too much to offer either. Mainly only good for the North American International Auto Show, and hockey games. There are also some great places to eat near the Greektown area.
- DetroitMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Sep 28, 2012
I lived in Michigan as a teenager for my sophomore & junior year in Walled Lake and moved back at 18 for nine years. Raised in New England on Cape Cod, Detroit was quite an eye opener for me! In the hospitality industry, MI has much to offer. Latitude Restaurant in Bay Harbor is one of my favorties. Detroit's redesign created jobs and cleaned up the city opening 5+ casinos downtown. Western MI has amazing towns on Lake Michigan with sand dunes like Black Bear Dunes that make the east coast dunes look like the desert. Of course Red Wings hockey at Joe Louis, Royal Oak Music Theater and so much more. Food, music and entertainment is available 24/7 in the mood for jazz, blues, classical, performing arts, expos, sports, etc....Indian, Greek, Brazilian....Michigan has it all. Kensington National Park is my favorite nature spot, Mackinaw Island is like Nantucket but bigger! 3 hours from Detroit is Sandusky, OH where the best amusement park in the US is located, Cedar Point on Lake Erie. Windsor, Canada via bridge or tunnel from downtown Detroit, 15 minutes to even more entertainment. All in all, Michigan is a great place with something for everyone and worth the trip.
- DetroitSep 28, 2012
Detroit (metro area) is the city where I was born and raised. Although the city was ruined by corruption, there still is some light in Detroit. Basically if it weren't for the Big Three and Detroit's sports teams, the city would most likely be non-existant. Since Ford Field and Comerica Park were built and Quicken Loans moved back downtown, old historic buildings have been bought and are being renovated. It's good to see that there is still hope in the Motor City. A lot of start-ups are also naming their home in Detroit. Come to Detroit to watch a sporting event, get some great food downtown, or see a great concert!
- DetroitSep 28, 2012
I lived here because of a job then eventually stayed because of a man, my husband. When I first got here, I hated this place. Prior to living here I was in Miami. Eventually this place grew on me. I had some really great meals in Greektown and fun times at Kensington Lake. Warning, avoid this place between Dec-early March, the winters are no fun.
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