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As Michigan's largest city, Detroit is situated on the Detroit River and is an exciting city full of historic neighborhoods, fine-dining, professional sports, and fascinating cultural centers. A few of the must-sees of the Motor City include the New Detroit Science Center, Walter P. Chrysler Museum, Automotive Hall of Fame, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame & Museum.
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For a little history of Detroit, take a little time to explore the Detroit Historical Museum, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and the Motown Historical Museum. The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit is an exciting place to visit for guests who appreciate fine works of art.
Detroit also offers a variety of amusing sights fit for the whole family. For a fun family experience, don’t miss the Detroit Zoo, take a stroll through the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory, or take the kids to Comerica Park and watch a Detroit Tigers game. If you’re staying the Sterling Heights or Roseville neighborhoods, be sure to visit the Cranbrook Institute of Science at Michigan’s Museum of Natural History – kids love the Acheson Planetarium.
Detroit is a metropolitan city with a grand selection of museums, arenas, and concert halls, but it also features plenty of outdoor fun fit for any traveler. Spend the afternoon at Nichols Arboretum, a 123-acre park just west of downtown Detroit. Plan a morning run or evening walk through Hines Drive Park, an 18-mile stretch that traverses into some of the most historic and quaint areas of Detroit that borders the shores of Kent Lake. Or explore the natural beauty of the city with a bike ride on the Kensington Metropark.
When you are looking to catch a live show, Detroit has a fine repertoire of delightful performance venues. Visit Allen Park for rousing performances from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. See live theatre shows and movies at the Fisher Theatre in downtown. Or visit the Joe Louis Arena for international touring acts scheduled all year-round.
If you are a sports fanatic, Detroit will not disappoint. Sports fans the world over know Detroit is home to such notable franchises as MLB's Detroit Tigers, NBA's Detroit Pistons, NHL's Detroit Red Wings, and NFL's Detroit Lions.