With a new energy and vitality, Detroit is a fascinating place for your next getaway. The D offers all kinds of adventures, from exploring world-famous art institutes to hidden neighborhood gems. With new boutique hotels, innovative restaurants and thriving local businesses, the action never stops. Detroit offers so much to see and do, Thrillist calls it one of “America’s Most Fun Cities.”
The D always keeps you moving. Movement Electronic Music Festival is the world’s largest techno festival, held here in the city where the genre was born. Each year on Memorial Day weekend (May 25-27, 2019), thousands of fans from across the globe gather in Hart Plaza on the beautiful Detroit River to celebrate the city’s rich heritage and its musical influence over countless generations. This musical marathon delivers three days and three nights of non-stop performances from more than 100 artists across five stages. Both weekend and day passes are available for this authentic, can’t-miss electronic music experience.
Detroit knows how to show guests an unforgettable time. With multiple award-winning chefs now making The D their home, Insider states, “Detroit has a thriving culinary scene.” This constantly evolving foodie paradise includes San Morello at Shinola Hotel, serving specialties inspired by the spirit and piazzas of southern Italy and Sicily. The Willis Show Bar in Midtown features bold, creative cocktails along with live music and entertainment including cabaret performers, burlesque dancers, deejays and comedians. Or take a two-wheel spin to Bikes and Coffee that provides service and repair for all kinds of bicycles along with small-batch coffee and exceptional small plates from local vendors.
Home to a rich architectural legacy, the city’s distinctive boutique hotels offer a unique Detroit experience. Enjoy Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney, featuring exquisite Neo-Renaissance design and style; Detroit Foundation Hotel, located in the historic former Detroit Fire Department headquarters; and the renovated Trumbull & Porter hotel in historic Corktown. Detroit’s newest venues include The Siren Hotel, housed in the 1926 art-deco Wurlitzer Building; Shinola Hotel, located in the thriving shopping district on Woodward Avenue; and Element Detroit, set in the 14-story Neo-Gothic Metropolitan Building built in 1925.