The setting sun in Detroit Michigan casting beautiful light on the skyline downtown. A sliver of the Detroit River is visible between the buildings, and Windsor, Ontario, Canada can be seen in the background. This image was captured from an elevated position.

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After decades of neglect, Detroit is rolling again. It's like the whole place is caffeine-buzzed, freewheeling in ideas. Young creative types have moved to the city and transformed the glut of abandoned buildings into distilleries, cafes, galleries and chocolate shops. Downtown will pop your eyeballs, from the extraordinary art deco skyscrapers to the whimsical public parks and edgy street art. By day, intriguing sights bring Detroit's car-making history to life. By night, timeless jazz clubs show off its musical chops. Sweet bike rides and sprawling markets add to the energy.


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Things to Know

Literally everything you need to know about what to pack, where to stay, what to eat and how to get around the Motor City.

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Best Neighborhoods

The Motor City never takes its foot off the gas and a new energy is sweeping through its lively neighborhoods. Here's a guide to Detroit's best districts.

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Day Trips

From beer-soaked city breaks to birdwatching in a national park, these are the best day trips from Detroit.

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Money and Costs

Detroit won’t break the bank, especially if you know where to go for cheap eats, budget accommodation, public transport passes and deals on attractions.

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The car is king in Detroit, as you might expect from America's top car-making hub, but it is possible to explore without a car if you follow our top tips.

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Free Things to Do

From art deco architecture to edgy street art, many of Detroit's most iconic sites and favorite local hangouts are free. These are the best.

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