You simply can't visit The D without paying homage to Henry Ford at the Henry Ford Museum or giving a nod to the greats of Motown at the Motown Museum. While the latter is in town, the former is a car-ride away, so make sure to line up a car rental in Detroit. Sports are king here and Comerica Park (home to the Detroit Tigers) is like Buckingham Palace. Hungry for authentic, delicious ethnic cuisine and a vibrant and eclectic people-watching locale? Get to Greektown, the place to see and be seen. Detroit Institute of Arts, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant (full of classic cars), and the up-and-coming Detroit Riverwalk all are well worth a visit. Many tour operators will offer Detroit packages for one low fare.
Recurring Festivals and Events
Unquestionably, the African World Festival in August is not to be missed. Soak up music, ethnic foods, poetry at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Pay homage to Indian culture every July at the Rathyatra Festival of Chariots in nearby Novi. Detroit's balmy summer climate is ideal for gardening and growing. Join the celebration of the melon in nearby Howell at the Howell Melon Festival, also every August.
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