Detroit was the motor city.
Get your motor running and head on out to Detroit. The redevelopment and renaissance that this city has undergone might just surprise you. Once upon a time it was the huge thriving metropolis. Michigan’s largest city in the Midwestern corner of this great state.
The nickname “Motor City” was once a very true impression of the city. With the automobile industry making a very strong influence on the rise, fall and comeback here. But also, there is the fact of Motown Records being birthed here too. You can discover more about this ground-breaking and chart-topping company at their headquarters in Hitsville.
Detroit Industry Murals
There has been a massive influx of the arts in Detroit too. With the like of the neoclassical Institute of Arts telling the story and history of this great city. Detroit Industry Murals painted by artist Diego Rivera are definitely a big part of this too. But there is also a vibrancy that is now present too. With many sporting events, markets, a zoo, aquarium, parklands and much more to interest vacationers.
Highlights: Belle Isle Park, Henry Ford Museum, Institute of Arts
When to visit: May, June & September
Average Hotel Prices: $130
Cheapest Months: February, April, May & June
Nearby Places: Cleveland, Columbus & Indianapolis
Best reasons to visit: Leisure, Culture, Food, Entertainment & Skyline