With a renewed energy and vitality, Detroit has been transformed with new boutique hotels, sought-after residential developments, 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.”

“Today, Detroit is alive with an incredible energy and vibe you can’t find anywhere else in the world,” said Larry Alexander, president of the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We are retooled, revved and ready to show off.”

From world-class attractions to a world of tastes, here are just a few reasons why it’s time to experience Detroit for yourself.

Detroit Foundation Hotel and Apparatus Room

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Detroit Foundation Hotel, Detroit, Mich.

Located in the historic former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters, Detroit Foundation Hotel mixes iconic design and modern luxury. The Apparatus Room (its name a nod to its original purpose to house fire engines) is the new home of Michelin star-winning chef Thomas Lents and his distinctive New American cuisine rooted in Midwestern ingredients.

Little Caesars Arena

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Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Mich.

Explore behind-the-scenes VIP areas of the new Little Caesars Arena, home to the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons. This entertainment center features state-of-the-art technology, amazing amenities and beautifully designed public spaces. It is part of The District Detroit that, when complete, will boast housing, retail, restaurants and a hotel in a contiguous, 50-block, walkable area.

The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

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“Driving America” exhibit, The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Detroit, Mich.

Step into a world of past innovations that continues to fuel imaginations today at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. See the bus where Rosa Parks made history and explore the Wright Brothers’ achievements. Discover America’s greatest minds while immersing yourself in their fascinating stories. 

Shopping at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets

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LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, Auburn Hills, Mich.

Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is the largest outlet center in Michigan. The fully enclosed center has more than 185 shopping, dining and entertainment venues, 25 of which can be found nowhere else in the state. Enjoy family-friendly LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan and Sea Life Michigan Aquarium. Come ready to eat, play and shop.

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau
800-DETROIT (338-7648)