Detroit

United States of America

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4/5Top Destination

Love theater, architecture, and history? Get away to Detroit!

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.

Known for

Live Music, Casinos and Theaters

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Where to stay in Detroit

Downtown Detroit
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Downtown Detroit

Casinos, Live Music, Theaters

4/5 (1,444 Ratings)

Detroit is known for its architecture, industrialization and the arts. As creative entrepreneurs reclaim downtown, a new urban culture is rising next to the old.

Greektown Historic District
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Greektown Historic District

Casinos, Dining, Sports

Experience the atmosphere of a Mediterranean town within the city center of Detroit as you dine on European food and enjoy a buzzing nightlife.

Midtown
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Midtown

4.5/5 (80 Ratings)

While visiting Midtown, you might make a stop by sights like Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History and Detroit Institute of Arts.

Sports Center
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Sports Center

If you're spending some time in Sports Center, Comerica Park and Fox Theatre are top sights worth seeing.

Top Hotels in Detroit

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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MotorCity Casino Hotel
4.5 out of 5
2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI
$152/night
Sep 24 - Sep 25
4.4/5Excellent! (7,919 reviews)

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! (7,919 reviews)

"Staff are friendly, rooms are spacious and clean.."…"

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2019

MotorCity Casino Hotel
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Greektown Casino Hotel
4 out of 5
1200 Saint Antoine St, Detroit, MI
$189/night
Sep 2 - Sep 3
4.3/5Excellent! (3,358 reviews)

Located in Greektown Historic District, this hotel is steps from Old St. Mary's Church and Greektown Casino. Ford Field and GM Renaissance Center are also within ...

4.3/5Excellent! (3,358 reviews)

"I didn’t like the fact that it didn’t have a refrigerator or microwave. Loved the hotel view and room itself and location. Didn’t spend any time at the hotel or casino but it was beautiful"…"

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Greektown Casino Hotel
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Delta Hotels by Marriott Detroit Metro Airport
3.5 out of 5
31500 Wick Rd, Romulus, MI
$104/night
Sep 6 - Sep 7
4.1/5Very Good! (1,057 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Greenfield Village, Yankee Air Museum, and Automotive Hall of Fame. Ford World Headquarters ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,057 reviews)

"Great location, wonderful facilities, lovely food and great sleep. 😉"…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Delta Hotels by Marriott Detroit Metro Airport

Popular things to do in Detroit

GM Renaissance Center
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GM Renaissance Center

4.5/5 (260 Ratings)

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

Comerica Park
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Comerica Park

4.5/5 (370 Ratings)

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

Detroit Zoo
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Detroit Zoo

4/5 (289 Ratings)

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

Detroit Institute of Arts
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Detroit Institute of Arts

4.5/5 (336 Ratings)

Admire artifacts from Ancient Greece and Rome, paintings by European masters and sculptures by American greats at this extensive museum.

Belle Isle
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Belle Isle

4/5 (386 Ratings)

This immense island park not far from downtown has impressive architecture, outstanding views of the Detroit skyline and lots of green space for relaxing.

Motown Historical Museum
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Motown Historical Museum

4.5/5 (183 Ratings)

See where some of music’s greats kicked-off their careers and learn how Motown founder Berry Gordy started his influential music labels.

Top activities in Detroit

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan
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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

$25

Let your imagination run wild at LEGOLAND®, where you can build amazing creations, hoot and holler during 2 exciting rides, and let yourself be swept away during an immersive 4-D Cinema show. With something to delight visitors of any age, this is the ultimate indoor LEGO® attraction.

SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium
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SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

$19

A wonder for all ages, SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium is home to more than 5,000 sea creatures. Explore more than 20 displays including interactive touch pools, a walk-through tunnel with 180-degree views, and an ocean exhibit where a blacktip reef shark swims alongside graceful rays.

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

$29

Explore Detroit’s glory days, recent struggles, and prospects for renewal with an afternoon spent walking its streets with a local guide. Visit historic landmarks and abandoned spaces while learning about the Motor City’s storied past and bright future.

Detroit: Small-Group The D You Must See Tour
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Detroit: Small-Group The D You Must See Tour

$29

Discover the historic landmarks and hidden sites of a great American city in flux on this walking tour of Detroit. Ride the People Mover to a vibrant Greektown neighborhood, see grand structures like the Guardian Building, and enjoy a classic Detroit treat.

Detroit: Small-Group Corktown is Popping Tour
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Detroit: Small-Group Corktown is Popping Tour

$29

Get out your walking shoes for an epic tour of the landmarks and local haunts in Detroit's historic Corktown. Get to know the oldest neighborhood left in the city, from its colorful Victorian homes to the grand ruins of Michigan Central Station, and try some of the best food in town.

Pre Mother's Day Detroit Shopping Tour
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Pre Mother's Day Detroit Shopping Tour

$48

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Fisher Building, 3011 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202-3096 The tour will start in the Historic Fisher Building, where we will explore some stores Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Reviews of Detroit

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 24, 2019

I was able to visit the Henry Ford museum and greenfield village. We also got to go walk around at belle isle park. My parents loved the casinos. The walkability of the city was great, so was the people mover. This city had something for everyone.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 23, 2019

Much nicer than I expected from what others have said. Very clean and easy to get around.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 20, 2019

It was a great city. I wish the city never experienced bankruptcy and I wish it will be fully restored. Our tour guide was amazing and told us that there are a lot of vacant buildings. But I know some of the best people come from Detroit.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 19, 2019

Beautiful architecture and the downtown seemed alive.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 19, 2019

so sad with so many empty buildings, we hope the city can come around it has so much history. a great weekend get away.

5/5 - Excellent

Federico

Aug 19, 2019

Amazing come back of Detroit!

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Detroit

Why You Should Visit Detroit
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Why You Should Visit Detroit

Cool hoods, food, art, and culture is transforming the Motor City into a hip destination

A rebirth in Michigan
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A rebirth in Michigan

Recalling the past with the lighthouses of Northern Michigan

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