Detroit. It’s GO time.™
Renewed, revitalized and ready to go, summer is the perfect time to visit Detroit. The D has been transformed and now boasts new boutique hotels, big-name shopping, innovative 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.”
It's get-outside time.
Detroit and its surrounding suburbs offer endless outdoor activities. Rent kayaks and paddle the beautiful Detroit River, stroll the four-mile RiverWalk or bicycle through one of the most bike-friendly cities in the nation using MoGo. That is the city's popular bike share system with 43 stations throughout downtown. Take in a Detroit Tigers baseball game at Comerica Park, with its great food selections and scenic downtown views. 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 between Michigan and Ontario.
It's move-to-the-beat time.
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. Try to keep up with Detroit's energetic nightlife, where you'll find lively clubs, bars and casinos to cater to every taste. World Travel Guide stated: "Detroit now has an enviable nightlife."
It’s get comfortable time.
So many new hotels are being built, Fortune recently observed: "Hoteliers of all types have taken a shining to the Motor City." Find your home-away-from-home 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. There are many options in the suburbs as well, including the historic Dearborn Inn, the elegant Royal Park Hotel and upscale The Townsend Hotel. Many new hotels will be opening soon all across the city and metropolitan area.
It’s grow time.
Everywhere you turn, you can see real evidence of Detroit's revival and rejuvenation, with the city moving into its next phase of substantial growth: $2.1 billion in development projects are 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.
It’s dinner-and-drinks time.
Taste buds rejoice. Detroit is becoming a 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. The city and surrounding suburbs have a wealth of craft breweries, brewpubs and distilleries as well. Batch Brewery in Corktown has a dozen beers on tap at most given times and their Feel Good Tap donates part of the proceeds to local charities. Stop into Detroit Beer Company before the Tigers game to sample their exceptional lager. Woodward Avenue Brewery, in nearby Ferndale, was brewing before it was cool and continues to serve great options.
Detroit continues to grow and evolve in surprising and substantial ways. Now is The D's time to shine and time for your group to experience it for yourselves. Detroit. It’s GO time.