Detroit. It’s GO time.™ It’s time for your group to look at Detroit through new eyes. The city has been refreshed, reimagined and is reinventing itself with imaginative new hotels, innovative restaurants, world-class attractions and thriving local businesses. You’ll be swept up in its fresh, fun and funky atmosphere. In fact, Luxe Beat says of Detroit:“Prepare to be dazzled.”
Detroit’s contagious energy and transformation are ongoing, with billions in new development projects planned downtown. Coming soon, The Mid will add 100,000 square feet of retail space including a grocer, a boutique hotel and inclusive public spaces for local community engagement. The new Cambria Hotel will add 154 hotel rooms in addition to retail and office space and join the current trend of utilizing its upper spaces with a rooftop bar and restaurant.
Ready to go? Here are just a few reasons to add Detroit to your itinerary.
When it comes to GOing outside, Detroit offers many amazing outdoor spaces to enjoy the fall air in an easy-going atmosphere. The four-mile RiverWalk along the beautiful Detroit River is the perfect place to walk, run, bike and spend time with family and friends. It connects a series of parks, plazas, pavilions, pathways and open green spaces. Don’t forget to take a jaunt up the connecting Dequindre Cut, the RiverWalk’s rails-to-trails sister greenway.
Downtown Detroit’s retail is showing shoppers the love with independent boutiques and national retailers including John Varvatos™, Carhartt, Nike, and Pingree Detroit. Midtown’s Parker’s Alley shopping is flourishing. Here visitors can find unique retail businesses like the, The Velvet Tower vintage clothing boutique and Third Man Records where visitors can watch vinyl pressed on site. For deal hunters, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is prime for the savings. Michigan’s largest outlet center, it offers 185 distinctive stores, restaurants and attractions.
The world-class Detroit Institute of Arts offers more than 100 galleries from ancient art to modern times. Among its many renowned works is Rivera Court, the fresco by Diego Rivera that celebrates Detroit’s rich history as an industrial leader. The nearby Detroit Historical Museum chronicles the history of the city and southeastern Michigan. It includes the visitor-favorite The Streets of Old Detroit, recreating Detroit street scenes from the 1840s, 1870s and early 1900s.
Detroit is a growing foodie mecca, serving local favorites and innovative creations by award-winning chefs, including world-renowned Michael Symon’s Roast. Located inside the historic Book Cadillac building, it is Detroit’s go-to steakhouse. Or hop on over to one of The D’s many breweries and growing bar scene. Eastern Market Brewing Co. is the perfect place to sip a delicious local pint. For some creative mixology, belly up to Detroit’s original craft cocktail bar, Sugar House, in Corktown. You’ll never be disappointed.