Detroit, MI

Travel Guide
Detroit showing a city, skyline and a sunset
Find cultural and historical attractions, great spectator sports, a pretty waterfront promenade and fascinating automotive history in America’s Comeback City.

For over 100 years, Detroit has been a global leader in manufacturing automobiles. Learn about this history and see how the city has reinvented itself as an exciting place to live and visit.

Cultural attractions include numerous museums and art galleries. At the Detroit Institute of Arts, one of the nation’s top museums, browse 65,000 artworks from ancient to modern times. The Detroit Historical Museum covers the region’s interesting past, including the Motor City exhibit, relaying 100 years of automotive history. Bring kids to experiment in the Michigan Science Center.

Detroit is home to Motown Records, the innovative label that brought music from The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and many others to the attention of everyone in the country. Relive the early days of Detroit’s music scene at the Motown Museum, also known as Hitsville U.S.A.

Walk along the Detroit Riverwalk presented by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy. The Detroit Experience Factory offers a free tour, providing information about Detroit’s history, including its role in Prohibition and the Underground Railroad.

Detroit grew along with the automotive industry. Some of the most impressive architectural structures from the city’s heyday remain today. See the art deco skyscraper Guardian Building, once a major financial center for Detroit’s huge industrial complex. The Fisher Building is another tall tower built for automotive industrialists who contributed greatly to cultural and civic development in the city. Visit the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, where Henry Ford initiated mass production of the Model T in 1908.

Watch the NFL Detroit Lions play football at Ford Field and the MLB Detroit Tigers play baseball at Comerica Park. Use the fun Detroit People Mover light rail system to get around the city.

Escape to Belle Isle Park’s nature center, aquarium, golf range, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum and the popular Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory. For a quick international experience, cross the Detroit River for a visit to the Canadian city of Windsor – just remember to bring your passport.

Where to stay in Detroit

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Downtown Detroit

4/5(1,947 area reviews)

Central business district meets residential area, Downtown Detroit boasts historic architecture, skyscrapers, and parks. Explore attractions like Campus Martius Park, Fox Theatre, and Detroit Riverwalk, with convenient transport options nearby.

Downtown Detroit
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Rochester Hills

Live music, restaurants, and shopping are just a few things travelers enjoy about Rochester Hills. Check out Meadow Brook Amphitheatre or The Village Of Rochester Hills while you're exploring the area.

Rochester Hills
Cool atmosphere & excellent food!!

Midtown

4.5/5(113 area reviews)

Historic districts and cultural attractions abound in this area, with highlights like the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Independent retail outlets are on the rise, especially along the Cass Corridor.

Midtown
Love finding Ouizis work all around the city 😍

Corktown

Discover Detroit's oldest neighborhood, featuring historic Federal-style homes and charming Irish businesses. Enjoy a stay at the Trumbull & Porter boutique hotel or explore the walkable Mobility Innovation District around Michigan Central Station.

Corktown
Incredible VEGAN gyro at this great little place in downtown Detroit.  I’ve been hungry for it since I had it. Got it with chili cheese fries. Yum.  The menu is entirely vegan.  What a gem.  It is in an area that looks to be actively gentrifying, so a fair number of boarded up and vacant lots, but close to tons of venues.  #OnTheRoad

Brush Park

Brush Park might not have many top sights, but Little Caesars Arena and Ford Field are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Brush Park
Greektown Historic District

Greektown Historic District

Indulge in authentic Greek cuisine at various themed restaurants and visit the Hollywood Casino while exploring this district. Easily accessible via the Detroit People Mover station at Beaubien Street.

Greektown Historic District
Hollywood Casino at Greektown
Hollywood Casino at Greektown
4 out of 5
1200 Saint Antoine St, Detroit, MI
The price is $134 per night from May 20 to May 21
$134
$182 total
includes taxes & fees
May 20 - May 21
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Detroit. Enjoy 5 restaurants, a casino, and 5 bars/lounges. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
8.4/10 Very Good! (1,415 reviews)
"Loved the decor...the ambience and the stafff"

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Hollywood Casino at Greektown
MotorCity Casino Hotel
MotorCity Casino Hotel
4.5 out of 5
2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI
The price is $177 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 17
$177
$203 total
includes taxes & fees
Jun 16 - Jun 17
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Detroit. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
8.4/10 Very Good! (3,190 reviews)
"Hotel was better than expected, in spite of the reviews. Rooms were quite and comfy with plenty of amenities. Would recommend a car/ride share service for travel to and from the property as most areas of interest are not walkable."

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

MotorCity Casino Hotel
Fort Pontchartrain Detroit, a Wyndham Hotel
Fort Pontchartrain Detroit, a Wyndham Hotel
3.5 out of 5
2 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI
The price is $142 per night from May 20 to May 21
$142
$163 total
includes taxes & fees
May 20 - May 21
Book a stay at this business-friendly hotel in Detroit. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast (surcharge), and a fitness center. Our guests praise the restaurant and the ...
7.6/10 Good! (1,719 reviews)
"I liked that my room had windows in multiple directions, and proximity to Huntington Place."

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Fort Pontchartrain Detroit, a Wyndham Hotel
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.
Sonder Gabriel Richard
Sonder Gabriel Richard
3.5 out of 5