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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

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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
Motown Historical Museum featuring a city

New Center Detroit

Restaurants and churches are just a few things travelers like about New Center Detroit. A stop by Motown Historical Museum is also recommended if you've got time to explore the area.

New Center Detroit

Top Hotels in Detroit

MotorCity Casino Hotel
MotorCity Casino Hotel
4.5 out of 5
2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI
The price is ¥14,928 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 10

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! (4,912 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 ¥13,212 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

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! (241 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 ¥9,665 per night from Nov 10 to Nov 11

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! (194 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 ¥8,985 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7

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 ¥10,328 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

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! (717 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 ¥9,857 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 9

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! (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

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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
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3 - Okay 13.642105263157895%
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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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