Detroit Travel Guide

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Detroit Things to Do

  • Comerica Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    If you visit Detroit during the summer, a great day activity is to catch a Tiger game at Comerica Park. With all the restaurants and bars around the Stadium, as well as, in stadium activities, you can make a day out of the game. I usually take my girls down a few hours early to park and then have head to a local pub for lunch or dinner. Then we get...

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  • Renaissance Center

    4 out of 5 stars

    I visited the central business area and found the beautiful General Motors Renaissance Center on the waterfront. Walking through the Renaissance Center I saw huge food courts with vendors offering food like many tourist area's in many major cities. But there were no customers. There was no one there except for the people working in the food court....

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  • Belle Isle

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    our family went to belle isle all the time. it was my younger sisters favorite place so we always had her birthday party there every october. we loved renting a boat and the bikes. it was a clean fun place for all ages. if you've not been there it's a must visit place for all michiganders and tourists - you'll love it!

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Detroit Hotels

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Detroit Restaurants

  • Fishbone's Rhythm Cafe

    4 out of 5 stars

    Incredible service, staff are friendly and helpful. Bartender was attentive but non invasive. When you ask for the rest room, they walk you to it. And there is a nice little couch in there,for quick calls to family and friends. Relaxed but elegant atmosphere. You will feel totally pampered and worth whatever it costs Sea Bass

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  • Tom's Oyster Bar

    4 out of 5 stars

    We left the General Motors Ren Center and chose not to eat in the food court. As you read in my tips about the Ren Center, there was no one in the food court. So who wants to eat alone in an empty food court. Instead we left the Ren Center and walked across the street to Tom's Oyster Bar. Now I am from Baltimore. Baltimore is known for its oysters,...

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  • New Parthenon

    4 out of 5 stars

    Detroit is famous for its Greektown. Its one of the best neighborhoods for dining in Detroit. We wanted to visit the famous New Parthenon Restaurant. We were here on a Friday evening, which is normally a busy evening in most major cities for restaurants. Once again we found very few people in the restaurant, but not because the restaurant was a bad...

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Detroit Nightlife

  • Experience Detroit Rock City

    Ready for a wild adventure in Detroit rock? Okay, so it's really in Hamtramck, but that's surrounded by Detroit.I've only been here a few times but it's always an adventure. They have everything from punk to funk, DJs to rock stars. Usually a little more rock focuses though.Sample weekly events:Tuesday = Punk Fitness: a full Aerobic workout to...

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  • DON'T BE BLEU, GO TO THE CLUB...

    The Bleu Room Experience is supposed to be Detroit's hot spot as far as clubs go. As far as the club design, maybe I'm hard to impress. Or maybe there's just so many fabulous people spilling beer in there that you can't appreciate the fabulousness of the club itself. Or maybe it's the sea of young men that like to stand around, bob their heads and...

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  • Part of My History

    I used to watch the christmas parade from here when I was a little girl. Back then only the Garden Bowl was there (the oldest bowling alley in the country!) and my Dad knew the owners. The business is still in the same family, but since then they have grown. Upstairs from the Garden Bowl is the Magic Stick. This used to be a good place to see the...

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Detroit Transportation

  • People Mover

    The Detroit People Mover is about a 3 mile automated transit system around the main business district of the downtown. It opened in 1987, and has really never achieved its initial vision of serving as mass number of people. It’s .50 cent fare doesn’t begin to cover the cost of operating the system with the number of people using the train. However,...

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  • Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)

    there are two people movers in Detroit and it is a pity that I only rode one of them and this is the Airport Express Tram in the Detroit Metro Airport. The Airport Express Tram is a is a fully automated, grade-separated mass transit system inside the huge airport and is free and operates 24/7. it has 3 stations (North Station, Central Station and...

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  • Delta Airlines

    my all time fave airline. Now Merged with Northwest Airlines and Both are Under the Delta Airline Chain. I have collected many MR's on Delta and used them well. Delta primarily operates a hub and spoke route system with hubs in Amsterdam, Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Atlanta, Salt Lake City and Tokyo. Delta is the world's Second largest...

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Detroit Shopping

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  • Shop 'til you Drop

    Hudson's was Detroit's hometown department store (sorta) DaytonHudson Stores took the more nationally known name Marshall Field in 2001 (which DH bought in 1990). Upscale to midscale store with luxury and service in mind. Very through in it selection of appearal for men, women, childern, and home at various ages and styles. The pre-70s surburban...

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  • Royce Direct - Huge Art Gallery, Really...

    I came to Detroit on a buisiness trip and when driving through Redford ( coming back to the hotel) I saw a store on West 8 mile in Redford Michigan called Royce Direct. It had gorgeous High Quality oil paintings outside so I stopped in. I am so glad I did such beautiful, cheap stuff. Apparently they have a factory in China and thats why everything...

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  • Made in Detroit? Day-twa, my friend!

    Naka is a tiny shop in the midst of trendy Ferndale, Michigan -- full of cool, original, affordable hand-crafted accessories. Naka means "beautiful" in Shona, a language spoken in Zimbabwe, where proprietor Kelly Pettibone studied during college. Kelly runs the shop with the help of Ava, her friendly black lab mix. Some of the interesting items...

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Detroit Local Customs

  • Detroit Fridge Magnets

    being an avid collector of various shot glasses and fridge magnets of my travels, I must have these collector items that I buy at places I go if available and here in detroit, I need to buy these favorite items of mine. you can buy them everywhere are made from either magnetite material or ceramic material or aluminum or bronze with magnets at the...

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  • Detroit Shot Glasses

    being an avid collector of various shot glasses and fridge magnets of my travels, I must have these collector items that I buy at places I go if available and here in detroit, I need to buy these favorite items of mine. you can buy them everywhere and the shot glasses come in standard one shot or the bigger two shot kind and are made from either...

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  • Angel's Night aka Devil's Night

    October 30, the night before Halloween is Angel's Night. When I was growing up in this area, this night was called Devil's Night because much mischief -- mostly in the form of arson of (usually) empty houses and dumpsters -- was taking place. It was only after I reached adulthood that I realized that this kind of mayhem was a uniquely Detroit...

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Detroit Warnings and Dangers

  • To Live and Die, Die, Die in ...

    Don't go,live,talk,sleep, or drive in Detriot - bad,bad,bad place to be at in Life. All of the wanna be thugs, Loser- Gangtas, Garbage of Society can live there and Die there. Period, Menece to Society.

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  • Statistics don't lie, be careful in...

    Full disclosure, I was born, raised and lived in Detroit for 25 years.Understand that DOWNTOWN Detroit is a relatively small area and is the most frequented by police. Vehicle crimes such as carjackings and break ins are commonplace everywhere in Detroit, it doesn't matter if you're in a deck or parked under a street light. If you are Downtown, in...

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  • downtown is SAFE

    all the people saying detroit is not safe are ignorant. ive lived downtown for a few years now, ive never once had a single problem and my girlfriend who is just barely over 5 foot and 100 lbs walks alone all the time no issues she works at a returaunt downtownn coming home with cash on hand never been robbed raped or harassed....detroit is a fun...

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Detroit Tourist Traps

  • Gas in the city

    Don't be heading into the city and think oh I'll just get gas when I get there. There are not very many gas stations and the ones that we do have I wouldn't want you stopping at. Plus it's pretty expensive. I know gas is expensive everywhere but you have a better bet of getting gas in one of the outlying suburbs. If you end up needing gas just...

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  • Belle Isle

    Belle Isle to start off with was once a great park. Located in the Detroit River within view of downtown Detroit. Most of Belle Isle is in bad shape to start off with the enterance is in a bad neighborhood and the island just doesn't do any good for the average tourist. It is mostly run down with quite a few vacant buildings. The one nice thing...

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  • Since Detroit doesn't see many...

    Since Detroit doesn't see many tourists, there aren't exactly any tourist traps in the literal sense, but tourists who stray into uncharted territory could find themselves in a real trap (see Dangers and Warnings).

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Detroit What to Pack

  • What to pack

    Michigan is known for being very cold, and it is during the winter. However, during the summer, it can get very hot and muggy. Wool is usually the best material for cold weather, and cotton is usually the best for hot weather. There are a of of great photo oppurtunities downtown and in other areas. Detroit has a large collection of beautiful...

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  • Bring clothes for every temp.

    Bring comfy shoes, there's a lot to see in the city but you're going to have to walk a bit to get there. There are hardly any "corner stores" in the city. Especially in the heart of downtown. There are a few CVS/Wallgreen's near WSU's campus. So if you need any asprin or anything else along those lines get it before you get in the city. I...

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  • Be Safe or Sorry!

    Bullet Proof Vests are a MUST!!!! I would recommend a powerful handgun, dressing ghetto and driving a crappy car with Michigan plates so you don't stand out for Detroit's army of muggers and professional car stealers! It may sound funny, but last time I was in Detroit, my car was stolen right in front of me!!!!!!!!!!

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Detroit Off The Beaten Path

  • Heidelberg Project

    This is one surreal place. The area is not to far from downtown and pretty rundown. OK, VERY rundown if you aren’t from Detroit. In the midst of it all you come onto this street where the houses have been modified by a local street artist. Years ago the city tried to clear it all out but it came back again. Now it is run by a non-profit that is...

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  • Windsor, Ontario

    Consider popping over to Windsor so you can set foot in Canada. You can take the Detroit-Windsor tunnel or the Ambassador Bridge. Completed in 1930, the tunnel is still the world's only international automobile tunnel and the bridge was the world's longest suspension bridge when it was built in 1929. Even now it is the busiest international border...

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  • The Henry Ford

    Henry Ford's obsession was to create a showroom of American manufacture. The main entrance is built in homage to Philadelphia's Georgian-style Independence Hall. Pictured here is the front staircase and entrance to the chandelier galleries. Inside, acres of displays pay tribute to all things 'Made in the USA', from rolling pins to wash machines....

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Detroit Sports & Outdoors

  • Tickets for events in the US

    Travelling to North America? Welcome to Get me in, where customers can buy tickets for events in the USA and Canada. Make a trip more memorable with a concert, broadway show, or professional sports event.

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  • ford field: learn to play a little...

    ford field in detroit is home of the detroit lions and super bowl XL. one of the things you can do while touring detroit is to take a tour of ford field. this tour will give you some insights on the construction of the stadium and how it became the home of the detroit lions. aside from the tour of the suites, locker rooms, and the field itself, if...

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  • See the Lion's Play

    While the Lion's are not a spectacuar team (Joe you can stop laughing now), the new Ford Field is a nice place to see a game. First of all it in indoors- so you don't have to freeze to death during a game like in other venues. The stadium's design incorporates a six-story former J.L. Hudson's warehouse, which had stood since the 1920s. The presence...

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Detroit Favorites

  • Renaissance Center

    The Renaissance Center is located right on the Detroit River downtown - and it's easy to appreciate the size and flow of this waterway as you watch the barges float past. The Detroit River links Lake St. Clair with Lake Erie, and is one of the major connecting links between Detroit and the rest of the world . . . That's the Ambassador Bridge in the...

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  • Eastern Market

    Have you ever seen such lovely eggplants? (Or "aubergine" as they say in the U.K.) Well, perhaps you have, but they certainly don't look like that at the grocery stores in the U.P.! Nothing beats fresh eggplant, squash, tomatoes and onions all combined in a spicy rattatouille!

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  • Detroit Institute of Arts

    Visit this museum which is one of the largest in the USA. The permanent collection includes ancient art and artifacts as well as paintings and sculpture. This art museum is located at 5200 Woodward Avenue. For information phone: 313-833-7900

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Comments (2)

  • Dec 31, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    Don't be too paranoid about Detroit. Downtown is pretty safe during the day. Greektown is overrated. But ck out the Eastern Market area, Piquette St (the first Ford Plant, New City, and the Packard Factory---the world's largest abandoned factory.

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    Oct 25, 2012 at 7:33 PM

    My home town! With winter fast approaching it's almost time to hit Detroit's Campus Martius for ice skating, hot hot cocoa and roasted marshmallows with family and friends, right downtown! Campus Martius Park, Detroit

 
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