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Detroit
Detroit is America’s great comeback city. Downtown has been revitalized with new hotels, residences, restaurants, thriving local businesses and new retail space—evidence of the city's economic turnaround. Vibrant, walkable and located on the Detroit River, The D bustles with nightlife, world-class cultural institutions, music, restaurants, major league sports teams and fun family attractions. The city is buzzing with an infectious new optimism and entrepreneurial spirit.

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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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Comerica Park
Comerica Park
Owner description: Home of the Detroit Tigers, this is no ordinary ballpark. Combination theme park, ballpark, and baseball museum, it features huge statues of tigers, a Ferris wheel, carousel (with... more Owner description: Home of the Detroit Tigers, this is no ordinary ballpark. Combination theme park, ballpark, and baseball museum, it features huge statues of tigers, a Ferris wheel, carousel (with tigers, of course) and a fountain that celebrates each home run with colored lights and music. less
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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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; Specialty Museums
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Guardian Building
Guardian Building
Attraction type: Architectural Buildings
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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; Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Selden Standard
Selden Standard
Ranked #1 of 1,122 Restaurants in Detroit
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Astoria Pastry Shop
Astoria Pastry Shop
Ranked #2 of 1,122 Restaurants in Detroit
Price:
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Lafayette Coney Island
Lafayette Coney Island
Ranked #3 of 1,122 Restaurants in Detroit
Cuisines: American, Fast Food, Diner
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pizza Papalis
Pizza Papalis
Ranked #4 of 1,122 Restaurants in Detroit
Price:
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Green Dot Stables
Green Dot Stables
Ranked #5 of 1,122 Restaurants in Detroit
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hostel Detroit
Hostel Detroit
$40 - $83

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Red Roof Inn & Suites Detroit - Melvindale
2.5 of 5
Red Roof Inn & Suites Detroit - Melvindale
$85 - $118
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Melvindale
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University Place
University Place
$31 - $55 (CA$39 - CA$69)
Ranked #30 of 35 Hotels in Windsor

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The El Moore Lodge
The El Moore Lodge
$74 - $145
Ranked #1 of 10 Detroit B&B and Inns
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Oakwood At Riverfront
$91 - $117
Ranked #18 of 33 Hotels in Detroit

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Bexon Rooms
2.0 of 5
Bexon Rooms
$66 - $87 (CA$83 - CA$109)
Ranked #6 of 35 Hotels in Windsor
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

MGM Grand Detroit
4.5 of 5
MGM Grand Detroit
$196 - $458
Ranked #3 of 33 Hotels in Detroit
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The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
4.0 of 5
The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
$180 - $410
Ranked #4 of 33 Hotels in Detroit
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Greektown Casino Hotel
4.0 of 5
Greektown Casino Hotel
$161 - $329
Ranked #5 of 33 Hotels in Detroit
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