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DetroitUnited States of America

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

4/5Very Good!(1,947 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
Detroit Institute of Arts showing art and interior views

Midtown

4.5/5Wonderful!(113 area reviews)

While you're in Midtown, take in top sights like Little Caesars Arena or Detroit Institute of Arts, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Canfield Street Station or Martin Luther King Boulevard/Mack Avenue Station.

Midtown
Eastern Market which includes interior views, shopping and flowers

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
Best Mimosa/Bloody Mary Bar!

Mexicantown - Southwest Detroit

The restaurants and architecture are a few reasons travelers visit Mexicantown - Southwest Detroit. Want to see more of the surrounding area? Ambassador Bridge and MotorCity Casino are a few top sights nearby.

Mexicantown - Southwest Detroit
Love finding Ouizis work all around the city 😍

Corktown

The live music and historic sites are a few reasons travelers visit Corktown. Though there aren't many top sights in the neighborhood, you can visit MGM Grand Detroit Casino and MotorCity Casino, a few notable attractions nearby.

Corktown

Top Hotels in Detroit

MotorCity Casino Hotel
MotorCity Casino Hotel
4.5 out of 5
2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $143 per night from Nov 5 to Nov 6

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 $127 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 27

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

4.4/5Excellent! (234 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 $93 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28

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

4.2/5Very Good! (188 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 $86 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! (509 reviews)

"The room was very clean and comfortable. Will be staying there again next time we are in town."…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 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 $99 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

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 $94 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 26

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

4.2/5Excellent! (235 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.

Getting around Detroit

In central Detroit, you can easily get around without renting a car. However, if you are staying in the fringes of the city you will certainly want to have access to a vehicle of your own. Most of the main tourist sights are in or around the downtown area, though. Get around on the People Mover light railway, the QLine streetcar, or on foot. Try the MoGo bike share program as a healthy alternative. Visit the Detroit Department of Transportation website.Browse Detroit rental cars.

Best time to visit

The majority of tourists choose to come to Detroit in the late spring, when the weather in the city is mild but sunny. However, summer is also a great time to visit, and finding accommodations will be easier at this time of year. Expect temperatures to reach the mid 80s F (high 20s C) at their highest. Detroit winters are usually very long and cold, with snow being a possibility all the way into April.

Popular places to visit in Detroit

Henry Ford Museum
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Henry Ford Museum

4.5/5(673 reviews)

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

Cobo Center
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Cobo Center

4.5/5(285 reviews)

Cobo Center is just one of the places to see in Detroit, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Discover the acclaimed theater scene and casinos in this vibrant area.

MGM Grand Detroit Casino
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MGM Grand Detroit Casino

4/5(446 reviews)

Why not try your luck with a visit to MGM Grand Detroit Casino where you can enjoy the games and entertainment of this top casino in Detroit? Experience the renowned opera and great live music in this vibrant area.

Greektown Casino
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Greektown Casino

4/5(553 reviews)

Why not try your luck with a visit to Greektown Casino where you can enjoy the games and entertainment of this top casino in Detroit? Experience the renowned opera and great live music in this vibrant area.

Comerica Park
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Comerica Park

4.5/5(442 reviews)

Catch an event at Comerica Park during your trip to Detroit. Attend a baseball game or visit the casinos in this vibrant area.

GM Renaissance Center
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GM Renaissance Center

4.5/5(346 reviews)

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

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

$29
Per adult
98% of travellers recommend
SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium
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SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

$19
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

$29
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Admission
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Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Admission

$15
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Explore undiscovered beauty of Detroit
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Explore undiscovered beauty of Detroit

$1
Per adult
Viral Containment Escape Room
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Viral Containment Escape Room

$29
Per adult

Reviews of Detroit

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 37.810526315789474%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 45.76842105263158%
3 - Okay
324
3 - Okay 13.642105263157895%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.7263157894736842%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.0526315789473684%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 28, 2020

Great place to be

4/5 - Good

Shay

Mar 30, 2020

I love this city! Just wished the businesses would keep them up

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 26, 2020

Masonic Temple is a great venue for a concert!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 11, 2020

There is the MGM that is close. Plus MotorCity has easy excess on and off the freeways. Which makes it very nice and easy for people whom may not be a frequent visitor

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 10, 2020

Love to see this great city's revival. Tons of creative energy and spunk!!

2/5 - Disappointing

TJABRO

Mar 5, 2020

1 out of the 6 Lyft vehicles that I used was dirty. People from the Midwest are friendly people.

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