How many people plan weekend getaways to Detroit? Probably no one, but I think the city is worth the trip! In recent years, the city has bounced back from bankruptcy with plenty of things to see and do as well as an emerging food scene. Grab a slice of Buddy's pizza and explore the city's unique neighborhoods. If you have time, I would even suggest heading to some of the suburban areas like downtown Royal Oak and downtown Birmingham to get a better feel for the metro Detroit area!
Visit when the weather is warm! Usually May through early November is a great time to visit, with the late spring and summer months being the ideal time given the weather is more cooperative. The summer season also sees an uptick in events and festivals in the area!
I suggest getting a car or using Uber to get around the Motor City. You can easily rent cars at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Many places in downtown Detroit are also walking distance from one another. While I do not have personal experience taking any public transportation, I would also not recommend it.
A lot of investment is being poured into downtown Detroit, including a lot of cool, new hotels opening up. Some highly rated places to stay are listed below.
Detroit has an emerging and diverse food scene, with many renowned chefs and locals alike opening up new cool cafés and eateries. Some of my favorite places to eat are listed below. Note - some of these are located in the suburbs of Detroit such as Birmingham or Ferndale.