Detroit fuels imaginations. Entrepreneurs and small businesses are the heartbeat of our city, infusing it with an uplifting rhythm and iconoclastic vibe that you can only find here. Your visit to Detroit will be full of surprises as you explore its neighborhoods and get to know its greatest resource: our people. Detroiters are loud, proud and always ready to start a conversation.
Yes, Detroit has a rich and moving history. But we’re even more proud of our today and our bright tomorrows. From visual artists to soulful musicians to communities working together to change the world for the better, our city inspires creativity on all fronts. We can’t wait for you to visit so you can see and feel it all. Here is just a sampling of why you need to put Detroit at the top of your getaway list.
Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
Jennifer Ollinger, manager, domestic & international marketing
A restaurant on a side lot made entirely of geodesic domes? Only in Detroit. EastEats is a different kind of communal dining that features a fresh, rotating street food menu influenced by the owners’ varied Black ethnicities. Stroll or bike the four-mile Detroit RiverWalk, named the country’s Best Riverwalk in the 2021 USA Today/10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Then turn and follow the Dequindre Cut, a below-street-level greenway lined with unconventional artwork and graffiti.
Detroit Experience Factory showcases our city through its people, places and projects with themed tours. Discover all about downtown’s unique architecture or see the great history of Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood. See a whole new side of the city — from the water — and hitch a ride on a riverboat with Diamond Jack’s River Tour.
Mexican immigrants began coming to Southwest Detroit in the 1920s and have built a vibrant community that continues to thrive today: Mexicantown. Local resident Elton Monroy Durán celebrates the area’s Mexican heritage with colorful murals that connect the residents with their heritage. After the murals, connect with authentic Mexican fare at Los Corrales Restaurant with dishes such as cactus with spicy shrimp or chorizo tacos. Then take in an energetic live music performance at the El Club.
Detroit is powered by 50,000 Black-owned businesses; the people and places that are transforming our city. Source Booksellers fills a unique niche of non-fiction books that includes history, culture and books by and about women. DOSE of Detroit is a retail collective that provides emerging and BIPOC-operated brands with the opportunity to showcase their products. The Avenue of Fashion is a fascinating look at the street’s vibrant past and the resiliency that’s revitalized it today.