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DetroitUnited States of America

Magnificent architecture and legendary music acts are some of the hallmarks of Detroit, an industrial city that’s enjoying a well-deserved renaissance.

Detroit earned the nicknames “Motown” and “Motor City” back when it was at the heart of a booming automotive industry. Over the years the city built a reputation as a cultural and manufacturing powerhouse and its powerful legacy is celebrated today.

Spend time among the Detroit Institute of Art’s formidable collection. European and American masterpieces adorn its walls and the collection of Asian and Middle Eastern artifacts will keep anthropology fans rapt.

Explore the revitalization of Downtown Detroit and admire the city’s architecture as you wander through the Eastern Market, Detroit’s artisan and farmers’ markets. Food lovers will enjoy the gourmet meats and fresh produce.

Leave the crowds behind and go to the 982-acre (397-hectare) Belle Isle Park. There are sporting facilities, spaces for barbecues and picnics and a number of stunning historic buildings. You’ll also get a great view of the downtown skyline, dominated by the GM Renaissance Center.

Travel back in time to some of the greatest minds that have changed the modern world at Greenfield Village in the Henry Ford Museum. Walk through Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park to see where Abraham Lincoln practiced law, and learn about famed automobile manufacturer Henry Ford. For a look at Detroit’s contribution to the music industry, visit the Motown Museum. It’ll take you back to the days when Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson were recording hits in the studio.

Kids will love the Michigan Science Center. With dozens of hands-on exhibits, an IMAX Theater and a planetarium, it’s a great place to spend a whole day. At the Detroit Zoo, see the largest polar bear exhibit in the country and pet red kangaroos.

For a night-time treat, go for a drink at the two-story restaurant atop the GM Renaissance Center, then take in a show at the Detroit Opera House. A masterfully refurbished old building, it hosts everything from Broadway productions to classical music concerts.

Detroit’s fortunes took a downward turn when in 2013 its government filed for bankruptcy. Its strong identity means the city has been quick to recover and the revival of its cultural and historic districts is well underway.

Where to stay in Detroit

Downtown Detroit, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Downtown Detroit

4/5Very Good!(247 area reviews)

Known for its great live music and first-class casinos, there's plenty to explore in Downtown Detroit. Check out top attractions like Greektown Casino and Cobo Center, and jump on the metro at Campus Martius Station or Cadillac Center Station to see more of the city.

Downtown Detroit
Eastern Market showing interior views, flowers and shopping

Eastern Market

Notable for its architecture, theaters, and historic sites, Eastern Market is a sought-after destination for many travelers visiting Detroit. If you want to see some sights in the area, check out Comerica Park or Ford Field.

Eastern Market
Greektown Historic District

Greektown Historic District

Visitors to Greektown Historic District love its first-class casinos, and you can check out Greektown Casino and Old St. Mary's Church. If you want to see more in the area, you can get around town on the metro at Greektown Station.

Greektown Historic District

Top Hotels in Detroit

MotorCity Casino Hotel
MotorCity Casino Hotel
4.5 out of 5
2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI
The price is CA $188 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 11

Situated in Detroit, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Little Caesars Arena, Fox Theatre and Comerica Park. Ford Field and GM Renaissance Center are ...

4.4/5Excellent! (4,934 reviews)

"Great place to stay, super clean and comfortable! excellent parking and location"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

MotorCity Casino Hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomfield Hills Detroit
DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomfield Hills Detroit
4 out of 5
39475 Woodward Ave, Bloomfield Hills, MI
The price is CA $166 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Bloomfield Hills, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Cranbrook House and Gardens, Cranbrook Art Museum and Cranbrook Institute of Science. Alice ...

4.4/5Excellent! (238 reviews)

"Very nice amenities in room and staff were truly friendly"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 27, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomfield Hills Detroit
Hampton Inn & Suites Allen Park
Hampton Inn & Suites Allen Park
2.5 out of 5
16400 Southfield Rd, Allen Park, MI
The price is CA $122 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Situated in Allen Park, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Greenfield Village, Henry Ford Museum and Ford Rouge Factory Tour. Automotive Hall of Fame and ...

4.2/5Very Good! (192 reviews)

"The breakfast wasn't that great but everything else was fine"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Allen Park
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Detroit

Staybridge Suites Detroit Novi
Staybridge Suites Detroit Novi
3 out of 5
27000 Providence Pkwy, Novi, MI
The price is CA $113 per night from Oct 30 to Oct 31

Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Suburban Collection Showplace and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Paradise Park. Twelve Oaks ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (510 reviews)

"It was good! Just needed a DVD player, it didn’t work! Plus the bathroom door was broken! That needed to be fix!"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2020

Staybridge Suites Detroit Novi
Sonesta ES Suites Auburn Hills Detroit
Sonesta ES Suites Auburn Hills Detroit
3 out of 5
2050 Featherstone Rd, Auburn Hills, MI
The price is CA $130 per night from Oct 28 to Oct 29

Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Chrysler LLC Headquarters and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Oakland University. McLaren Oakland ...

4.4/5Excellent! (716 reviews)

"Great mattress and pillows! Noisy groups in parking through the night."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 31, 2020

Sonesta ES Suites Auburn Hills Detroit
Staybridge Suites Detroit-Utica
Staybridge Suites Detroit-Utica
3 out of 5
46155 Utica Park Blvd, Utica, MI
The price is CA $125 per night from Oct 29 to Oct 30

Situated in Utica, this aparthotel is 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Lakeside Mall and within 6 miles (10 km) of Jimmy John's Field and Albert L Lorenzo Cultural Center. ...

4.2/5Excellent! (236 reviews)

"We couldn’t get the room we reserved (Military took priority). However the hotel was extremely accommodating for the inconvenience."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 11, 2020

Staybridge Suites Detroit-Utica
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Detroit

Henry Ford Museum
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Henry Ford Museum

4.5/5(87 reviews)

See the limousine in which JFK was assassinated, historical buildings and vehicles, and exhibits that document the evolution and impact of technology.

GM Renaissance Center
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GM Renaissance Center

4/5(53 reviews)

A distinctive point on the Detroit skyline, this collection of skyscrapers is the global headquarters of General Motors and a popular entertainment destination.

Detroit Zoo
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Detroit Zoo

4/5(37 reviews)

See a white rhino, feed giraffes and visit the largest polar bear exhibit in the country at this popular family attractions.

Top things to do in Detroit

Small-Group Detroit's Rise, Fall & Renewal Tour
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Small-Group Detroit's Rise, Fall & Renewal Tour

CA $38
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium
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SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

CA $25
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Detroit: Small-Group The D You Must See Tour
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Detroit: Small-Group The D You Must See Tour

CA $38
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Admission
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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Admission

CA $20
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Eastern Market Walking Brewery History Tour
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Eastern Market Walking Brewery History Tour

CA $53
Per adult
Escape Room "CSI: MURDER! at Bar Noir" - 60 minute mystery escape challenge
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Escape Room "CSI: MURDER! at Bar Noir" - 60 minute mystery escape challenge

CA $40
Per adult

Reviews of Detroit

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 38.68613138686131%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 47.81021897810219%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 10.218978102189782%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 2.9197080291970803%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 0.36496350364963503%

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

Mar 13, 2020

Allowing construction to commence at 5:30/6:00am is deplorable

1/5 - Terrible

CH

Mar 9, 2020

I felt that I was in a city that is part of a 3rd world country. very dirty, unsafe with limited options to visit. This will be the first and last visit to MI, I would not recommend anybody to visit and spend money in this state.

2/5 - Disappointing

J

Feb 20, 2020

Detroit is still pretty rough city. Area has a lot of characters in the neighborhood. Convenient for the hockey game and coming in from Canada

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 11, 2020

They are really improving downtown Detroit. Little Caesars Arena is a fantastic venue.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 3, 2020

Was great to see downtown so rejuvenated. Can’t wait to return. Lots of beautiful buildings, cool restaurants and bars, Woodward Ave walk to Little Caesar’s Arena at night was amazing with the lighting...

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Jan 30, 2020

It is a bit sad to see all those beautiful houses deserted, but in the same time you feel that there are people in this city who trying to revive its previous splendour. Its going to take a long time.

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