It’s an amazing time to visit Detroit. Infused with a renewed energy and vitality, The D has been transformed with new boutique hotels, big-name shopping, inventive restaurants and thriving local businesses. With so much to see and do, Lonely Planet named Detroit number two in the world “Best In Travel 2018 Top Cities.”
Detroit offers endless outdoor activities. Rent kayaks and paddle the Detroit River, stroll the four-mile RiverWalk or bicycle one of the nation's most bike-friendly cities. Take in a Detroit Tigers baseball game at Comerica Park. Explore zip lines and obstacle courses at The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield or have a picnic on historic Belle Isle, the 982-acre island park on the Detroit River.
Detroit and the metro area abound with outdoor music festivals and concerts. Listen to everything from ethnic music to country to popular acts. On Labor Day, The D hosts the Detroit Jazz Festival, the world's largest free jazz festival. Detroit's energetic night spots include lively clubs, bars and casinos to cater to every taste. World Travel Guide stated: "Detroit now has an enviable nightlife."
With so many new hotels, Fortune observed: "Hoteliers of all types have taken a shining to the Motor City." Get comfortable in Detroit's newest boutique hotels including the exquisite Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney, Detroit Foundation Hotel located in the historic former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters and the Trumbull & Porter in bustling Corktown. Suburban options include the historic Dearborn Inn, the elegant Royal Park Hotel and upscale The Townsend Hotel.
Detroit next phase of substantial growth has $2.1 billion in development projects planned. Ground has been broken at the former Hudson’s department store site to build an 800-foot tower with one million square feet of retail, office, residential units and public space. When complete, The District Detroit, anchored by the new state-of-the-art Little Caesars Arena entertainment center, will feature restaurants, retail and residential units in a contiguous, 50-block, walkable area. Historic Brush Park is a charming mix of new residential units and restored historical homes.
Detroit is a growing foodie mecca. Food Network says, “The food scene is making it a must-visit.” Whet your appetite on everything from international tastes to inventive cuisine to iconic Coney dogs, along with craft breweries, brewpubs and distilleries.