Energy. Vibe. And a whole lot of attitude. That’s Detroit, America’s great comeback city. Revitalized with new hotels, residential developments, restaurants, retail and thriving local businesses, we invite you to discover The D. So much is happening here, The New York Times listed Detroit #9 of “52 Places to Go in 2017.”
It starts with shopping. Along with many eclectic and independent boutiques, downtown is home to national retailers Carhartt®, Shinola®, Nike®, John Varvatos™ and Under Armour®. Detroit also has world-class cultural attractions such as the Detroit Institute of Arts, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and Motown Museum. It offers a great way to get outside and moving with its four-mile RiverWalk. The paved biking and walking path connects parks, pavilions and green spaces along the Detroit River with views of Detroit’s international neighbor Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
All that activity works up an appetite and Detroit knows how to dish it out. Downtown is a growing foodie hotspot, with everything from unique ethnic fare to upscale dining to our famous Coney dogs. Nearly 100 new restaurants, breweries, distilleries and coffee houses have opened here in the last three years. No wonder National Geographic recently named Detroit one of its “6 Unexpected Cities for the Food Lover.”
Metro Detroit’s growing hotel scene offers some 36,000 total rooms, with about 5,000 of those located downtown. Of special note are the recently renovated Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, the Aloft Detroit boutique hotel, Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront Hotel, the Detroit Foundation Hotel and the hip Trumball & Porter near historic Corktown. There are lodging options for every style and budget, including new choices coming soon.
The new QLine modern streetcar system is now operational. It connects downtown with key neighborhoods and attractions. The District Detroit opens in the fall, featuring Little Caesars Arena, new home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. That puts all four of the city’s professional sports teams in walking distance to each other. When complete, The District will have housing, retail, restaurants, office space and a hotel all in a contiguous, 50-block, walkable area. The city’s first public Detroit Bike Share, MoGo, is now operating, with 420 rental bikes at 42 stations throughout the city.
Detroit delivers a great time, every time. Now is the time to discover Detroit, America’s great comeback city.