Flights to Detroit

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If anyone tells you there’s no fun things to do in Detroit, it’s probably because they’re just trying to keep all the good secrets to themselves. From the all-American Henry Ford museum to the Detroit Lions or Tigers games downtown, Detroit is a classic, can’t-miss US city. Although it has a reputation for being unsafe, the crime rate downtown and in major tourist areas has significantly decreased in recent years. Stick to the downtown, midtown and Greektown districts, exercise the same caution as you would in any other major US city and have fun!

Enjoy a bike ride along the riverfront or a hike around Belle Isle in the summer, or shop around Greektown—a historical entertainment district filled with Greek culture—when it gets cold. And don’t think that Detroit doesn’t bring its A-game to the party. Detroit is one of the best cities in the US for music-lovers, thanks to it being the home of Motown Records and the birthplace of techno music. It’s also ranked the 4th-best beer state in the country. We’ll raise a glass to that!

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Things To Do in Detroit

Detroit Airport: Looking for cheap flights to Detroit? The Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW) is your best bet. Once you’re here, get from the airport to downtown for only $2 with the FAST bus (Rte. 261). The FAST bus connects in both terminals, and has several stops downtown. It takes about an hour (opposed to about 40 minutes driving), but it’s way cheaper than an Uber or a taxi just means more money for food, right? Once you’re downtown, you can use the Detroit People Mover. It’s a light rail shuttle that makes a loop around downtown, stopping at all the major places to visit in Detroit. The best part? It’s only $0.75 for a ride!

Detroit Hotels: With so many hotels in downtown Detroit, you never need to leave all the excitement. The Atheneum Suite Hotel is centrally located in the Greektown Historic District, close to tons of shopping and entertainment. Looking for a great budget option? Go for the Red Roof Inn. You’ll be a little further from downtown, but you might not be able to pass up these deals. Get a room with a view when you stay at Best Western Plus Waterfront Hotel (plus, be right in the heart of downtown and enjoy a complimentary breakfast! Cha-ching). For a chic and unique option, definitely check out The Inn on Ferry Street. These renovated historic Victorian houses downtown are super cute and are way more fun than staying in a regular hotel.

Places to Visit in Detroit: Let your inner sports fan come out in Detroit. Catch a game live at Comerica Park, or watch from one of dozens of sports pubs and bars that will give you a great view and great food. Speaking of great food, nothing says “Detroit” quite like a Coney Dog (a hot dog topped with special “coney chili sauce,” onions and mustard). Locals have a fierce debate about whether American Coney Island or Lafayette makes the better coney dog—we’ll leave you to judge. Other must-sees in Detroit? The Henry Ford Museum for a blast from the past or Hart Plaza for an outdoor concert. Stop by Eastern Market, with over 200 booths every Saturday selling food, fresh produce, art, books and more. Take a hike around Belle Isle Park, an island in the Detroit River that’s bigger than Central Park. Or you can rent kayaks and paddle across the Detroit river and say that you’ve kayaked to Canada!

Food and Music in Detroit: Detroit is famous for its influence on the music world. From techno to R&B to jazz, Detroit has been an MVP in the music world for decades. Hit up the Filmore or Fox Theater for modern music in a historic (and gorgeous!) venue. Of course, with great music comes great nightlife, especially in the heart of downtown Detroit. Visit Ghostbar, a bar serving up multiple kinds of spirit in a old haunted mansion, or Cornerstone Bar for solid happy hour prices and menus. Of course, you can always just visit a local brewery—Atwater Brewery even offers tours on Saturday afternoons. Need some food to go with all that brew? Grab some Detroit-style pizza (square and deep-dish) or fill up on burgers at Mercury Burgers Bar.