Detroit is a tenacious city long associated with industry and automobiles. The city’s rich musical and industrial heritage is more alive than ever before, mingling with an ever-expanding array of museums, inspiring outdoor spaces, performing arts, events, and international cuisine.
Take in a Broadway production at the historic Fox Theatre or Fisher Theatre, see your favorite band play at the Detroit Masonic Temple, or watch a classical performance at the opulent Detroit Opera House. Fine-art seekers will be impressed by the Detroit Institute of Arts, whose 66,000-object collection is in the top six in the USA.
At the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, a diverse group of artifacts and exhibits – including the Rosa Parks bus and John F. Kennedy’s presidential limousine – showcase U.S. grit, innovation and invention. Detroit has a rich musical history as well. Visit the Motown Museum, also called Hitsville U.S.A., to see the instruments and recording equipment used by iconic names such as Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin and The Supremes.
Explore the RiverWalk
The eclectic promenade is home to entertainment and outdoor recreation along the Detroit River – and was named best riverwalk in the US in 2021! Travel across the bridge to Belle Isle Park (in the Detroit River) to check out the aquarium, conservatory, museum, and beach.
A Foodie Mecca
The city’s dining scene erupts with cuisine classics. From Mexican and Italian restaurants to Detroit’s take on barbecue and vegan food, there are plenty of options sure to fit your palette at the best restaurants in downtown Detroit. Don’t miss out on authentic Detroit staples, like Coney Islands and Detroit-style pizza.