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Detroit
With a vibrant, revitalized downtown, it’s revival time in Detroit. Renowned as the birthplace of Motown and techno, the city boasts one of the largest theatre districts in America — as well as four pro sports teams, set just blocks apart. The city’s transformation includes a dynamic culinary scene, featuring everything from high-end dining with international tastes to Coney dogs. Visitors also love Detroit’s outstanding shopping, exciting outdoor activities, and world-class cultural attractions.

All things to do » Things to do

Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit Institute of Arts
Owner description: Considered to house one of the best art collections in the United States, the Institute showcases everything from mummies to modern art and African masks to Monets in its... more Owner description: Considered to house one of the best art collections in the United States, the Institute showcases everything from mummies to modern art and African masks to Monets in its outstanding collection of over 65,000 works. Don't miss the General Motors Center for African American Art, a part of the DIA which showcases 400 pieces, in various media, by African American artists. less
Attraction type: Art Museums
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The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Owner description: Experience the Original Model T Factory Visiting the Piquette Avenue Ford Plant is a unique experience-it's the oldest auto plant open to the public anywhere in the world. Almost... more Owner description: Experience the Original Model T Factory Visiting the Piquette Avenue Ford Plant is a unique experience-it's the oldest auto plant open to the public anywhere in the world. Almost unchanged since Henry Ford's day, the plant is a three-story New England-style mill building. Each floor is divided into sections by the original metal fire doors, complete with the shadows of Henry Ford's "Positively NO Smoking" stencils. The old plank floors are worn from the 12,000 Model Ts built on them, so wear appropriate shoes for your visit. The plant is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a designated National Historic Landmark and a Michigan State Historic Site. Walk the worn wood floors and touch the brick walls where Henry Ford and his team of automotive pioneers developed the car that led to an automotive and social revolution. See Henry Ford's office as it was in 1908 when he was on the cusp of fame. And learn why it still matters today. See a selection of rare Detroit-built cars from the first decade of the 20th century and learn their fates. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Speciality Museums
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The Guardian Building
The Guardian Building
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings
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Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Museum serves to document, preserve and educate the public on the history, life and culture of African Americans.
Attraction type: Libraries; History Museums
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Motown Museum
Motown Museum
Owner description: This old Detroit home belies the greatness that was born here: the Motown Sound. But one step inside Hitsville, USA, the original house where Berry Gordy lived and recorded the... more Owner description: This old Detroit home belies the greatness that was born here: the Motown Sound. But one step inside Hitsville, USA, the original house where Berry Gordy lived and recorded the Motown hits, and you'll catch the beat and spirit of this booming music era. Photos, costumes, artwork, music and other memorabilia take you back to simpler times. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Speciality Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Giovanni's
Giovanni's
Ranked #1 of 1,172 Restaurants in Detroit
Price: USD 15 - USD 80
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Supino Pizzeria
Supino Pizzeria
Ranked #2 of 1,172 Restaurants in Detroit
Price: USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
Ranked #3 of 1,172 Restaurants in Detroit
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Astoria Pastry Shop
Astoria Pastry Shop
Ranked #4 of 1,172 Restaurants in Detroit
Price:
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Selden Standard
Selden Standard
Ranked #5 of 1,172 Restaurants in Detroit
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

Hostel Detroit
Hostel Detroit
USD 27 - USD 66

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Red Roof Inn & Suites Detroit - Melvindale
2.5 of 5
Red Roof Inn & Suites Detroit - Melvindale
USD 85 - USD 113
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Melvindale
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University Place
University Place
USD 31 - USD 54 (CAD 39 - CAD 69)
Ranked #21 of 35 Hotels in Windsor

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

The El Moore Lodge
The El Moore Lodge
USD 79 - USD 181
Ranked #1 of 11 Detroit B&B and Inns
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Oakwood At Riverfront
USD 91 - USD 117
Ranked #20 of 34 Hotels in Detroit
Oakwood Windsor At Fairlane Meadows
Oakwood Windsor At Fairlane Meadows
USD 69 - USD 98
Ranked #22 of 34 Hotels in Detroit

All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Detroit Foundation Hotel
4.0 of 5
Detroit Foundation Hotel
USD 215 - USD 446
Ranked #1 of 34 Hotels in Detroit
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The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
4.0 of 5
The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
USD 188 - USD 378
Ranked #5 of 34 Hotels in Detroit
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The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
4.0 of 5
The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
USD 210 - USD 572
Ranked #7 of 34 Hotels in Detroit
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