Who doesn’t love a good comeback story? This town may have been down, but it’s far from out as it continues to revitalize and zoom down a brighter road.

When Henry Ford set up shop in Detroit, he saw something in this hardy riverfront town. The Model Ts that churned off his assembly lines changed the landscape of America. “Motor City” may have recently fallen on hard times, but this is a town that dusts itself off and gets back up. When you come visit, you’ll see that Detroit is in the midst of a fascinating and dizzying renewal. Once-vacant factories have been transformed into trendy lofts, art galleries, and daring new eateries. Come on by and see it all happening before your eyes.

You’ll find plenty of things to do in Detroit. Come in the fall when the leaves show off their brilliant colors, and you can snuggle into a warm scarf as you meander down the Detroit Riverwalk or stroll through Campus Martius Park. Don’t forget to look up: the park is surrounded by Detroit’s iconic skyscrapers, an emerald refuge in the middle of industry.

If you need more than a little caffeine flowing through your veins, then hit the casinos. Detroit is home to the MGM Grand Detroit, Greektown, and MotorCity. Give those dice a lucky blow and then roll your destiny. If Lady Luck gives you a wink, then celebrate aboard a cruise on the Great Lakes or by ordering an extra bottle of wine at the exclusive restaurant atop the Detroit Marriott, the tallest tower in Michigan.

Still don’t know what to do in Detroit? Motor down to the Detroit Institute of Arts, one of the best museums in the entire country. You can also see living history with a walk down Corktown, the city’s oldest neighborhood. All this goes to show that Detroit still has a lot up her sleeve. She may have stumbled, but the road ahead is looking bright indeed. Take advantage of our Detroit vacation packages to cruise through this intriguing comeback city!

Frequently Asked Questions about Detroit

When is the Detroit Auto Show?

The Detroit Auto Show takes place in January at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan.

What is Detroit-style pizza?

Residents of Detroit delight in sinking their teeth into a slice of homegrown Detroit-style pizza. Two features set this local delicacy apart. First, Detroit-style pizza is square, which comes from being baked in a square pan. Second, and most importantly, it's all about the crust. Detroit-style pizza features a crust that is both thick and extremely crispy at the bottom. This thick-crispy combo is the hallmark of Detroit's beloved 'za.

What is the weather like in Detroit?

Detroit enjoys the full gamut of seasons and lots of interesting weather throughout the year. Summers are short, hot, and humid, and often include a few cameos by monstrous thunderstorms. Both spring and fall are pleasantly cool. The winter stretches long and cold for this northern city and usually features snow.