What's up with Detroit?
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Feb 16, 2013 1:13 AM Last Post By: Snowandbeach
Jan 28, 2013 9:56 AM
What's up with Detroit?Hi everybody,
we are planning a road trip from Calgary to Halifax in April/May this year. On our route is Detroit which we seem to hear only bad things about but don't want to completely disregard it.
So, is there anything you suggest we should see, visit or do. We will be there for a day, then move on to Windsor/Canada to stay with friends.
Any positive feedback about Detroit will be appreciated.
Jan 28, 2013 10:32 AM
1Detroit is having its issues, but there is still a nice variety of things to do.
If you want to catch a Baseball game, the Tigers and the stadium is a good time. Downtown, the area where the MGM Casino is nice to stay as well, and you have Greektown next door. Nearby you have a wonderful museum, the Henry Ford Estate. In the burbs, to the north, you have the nice bedroom community, and a very wealthy area of Birmingham, and nearby Troy is a the Someset Mall, a luxury mall. There are many nice hotels to stay at around this area like Marriott Courtyards and Residence Inns. Just south of here is the Detroit Zoo, which is a very nice as well. Here is some links-
For whats going on from the arts to music scene, have a look here.
Jan 28, 2013 10:52 AM
2Awesome, thank you so much. This will fill our day for sure or even make us stay longer.
Jan 28, 2013 1:04 PM
4The folks i know from the Detroit area refer to it as "Hockeytown."
Jan 28, 2013 1:14 PM
5I like Detroit, has great people, they are funnier and cooler than any other industrial city east of the Mississippi. Music and Hockey run thru their vains, they are funky on many levels, even in Grosse Pointe, this town likes to party...
Jan 28, 2013 1:43 PM
Artists' efforts to bring Detroit back.
Jan 28, 2013 4:34 PM
Jan 28, 2013 9:26 PM
8The Art Museum in Detroit is World Class...not to be missed...and is free...photos allowed...There is a major City university next to the Art Museum...which is also across from a huge old library that is worth seeing...
Ann Arbor is 20 miles west of Detroit and is the home of the University of Michigan...nice college town.
Royal Oak...just to the north of Detroit's 8 Mile Road... is a Hip young neighborhood...with coffee shops and interesting shopping...
There are major sports stadiums in the city...
Walking around downtown and exploring the "20the Century ruins" is interesting for some people...
Windsor, Canada can be seen with a short bus ride across the river...
Feb 6, 2013 2:55 PM
9Many of the suggestions given here are valid, but not all are even in the city, and many are mainly frequented by suburbanites. Visit the Eastern Market on a Saturday morning, snap pics and talk to the artists at the Heidelberg Project, or stop by the Detroit Works Project to see what's going on now. The Eastern Market area, Mexicantown, and the Poletown/Hamtramck area have great food and cultural vibrance, as do many other parts of the city.
Feb 16, 2013 1:13 AM
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