In the alley between Broadway and Library Sts, that links Grand River and Gratiot Aves, The Belt is part art installation and part nightlife destination. Psychedelic murals cover the walls of the buildings, while hidden doors lead to cocktail bars. The Z parking garage at the alley’s southeast corner also sports murals by international artists throughout its 10 floors. For street art fans it's definitely worth a visit.

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1. Campus Martius Park

0.22 MILES

This public space in the heart of Detroit's downtown is the perfect spot to while away a sunny afternoon. A fountain dots the middle, surrounded by…

2. Guardian Building

0.33 MILES

Commissioned as a 'cathedral of finance,' this distinctive, 40-story, redbrick building with green and white accents was the world's tallest masonry…

3. Beacon Park

0.44 MILES

A community gathering space across the street from the fortress-like GAR Building, Beacon Park always has something cool going on: food trucks on summer…

4. Hart Plaza

0.46 MILES

This is the site of many free summer weekend festivals and concerts. While there, check out the sculpture of Joe Louis' mighty fist.

5. Renaissance Center


General Motor's glossy, cloud-poking headquarters is a fine place to mooch off the free wi-fi, take a free hour-long tour (Monday through Friday at noon…

6. People Mover


As mass transit, the monorail's 3-mile loop on elevated tracks around downtown won't get you very far. As a tourist attraction, it's a sweet ride…

7. Eastern Market

0.88 MILES

One of the oldest and largest year-round bazaars in the United States, Eastern Market draws Detroiters of all types to its six-block spread of wares…

8. Dieppe Gardens

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These beautiful gardens, on land once used by Detroit–Windsor ferries before the 1929 bridge and 1930 tunnel put them out of business, offer the best…