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Birthplace of the Ford Motor Company, Detroit received its nickname of ‘Motor City’ thanks to its rise as the center of mass production of motor vehicles. The city has thrived despite its somewhat negative reputation in recent times, developing into a dynamic metropolis with heaps to offer visitors. Countless artists and singers have celebrated Motortown for its charm.

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Henry Ford Museum
20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, Detroit

For car enthusiasts, the first stop in Detroit must be the Henry Ford Museum. A company which started in a converted Detroit wagon shop with 10 employees in 1903, has now grown into the second-largest car and truck maker in the world, with a rather significant increase in employees – over 370,000 people now work for the Ford Motor Company world-wide. Started as Henry Ford's personal collection, this museum boasts memorabilia such as the limo in which John F. Kennedy was shot as well as pop culture items, automobiles, locomotives and aircraft.

Motown Museum
2648 W Grand Blvd, Detroit

A musical institution, the Motown Record label launched the careers of some of the most famous artists in history. Founded by Berry Gordy in 1959 on the back of an $800 loan, it grew to sign artists such as Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and Michael Jackson. Visit the place where it all started, otherwise known as ‘Hitsville USA’.

Detroit HopCat
4265 Woodward Ave, Detroit

With an award-winning beer selection, the Detroit HopCat certainly does take its beer seriously; from local craft beers to some unique gems from across the world, you will certainly find something that will blow your mind away. Food is also served here: delicious burgers with crispy chips, mouth-watering club sandwiches and much more. You won't be disappointed.

Joe Muer Seafood
400 Renaissance Center, Suite 1404, Detroit

Located by the Detroit River, this elegant and finely decorated restaurant offers a sophisticated, yet casual atmosphere. The name gives it away; seafood at the Joe Muer is what they do best: fresh sushi, shrimp cocktail or peculiarly prepared dover sole, they are all to die for.

Great Lakes Crossing
4000 Baldwin Road, Auburn Hills, Detroit

Covering an area of over 1.4 million square feet, Great Lakes Crossing is the destination for outlet stores. Located on the Northern outskirts of Detroit it boasts over 180 shops and restaurants and it attracts customers throughout the Midwest and Canada.

Eastern Market
2934 Russell St., Detroit, MI 48207

Walk among beautiful murals as you browse the different market stalls. Take in a deep breath of history connected to Detroit and get in touch with the local suppliers. Everything from fresh food to local products to gifts for anyone. Make sure to check out the Detroit vs. Everybody store which is a real sight to behold.

Detroit Metro Airport (DTW)
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

The Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) is located 20 miles from Detroit and, with its two terminals, it is a major airport in the United States. A public bus service connects DTW Airport with the surrounding region from stops located at each airport terminal: the bus company SMART provides buses to and from the airport (route 125 and 280 at the North Terminal and route 125 at McNamara Terminal). Alternatively you can rent a car on the northeast corner of the Airport along Lucas Drive. If you'd like to take a taxi, Luxury Sedans and Taxis are available 24/7 from each terminal’s Ground Transportation Center, and no advanced reservation is required.

Public Transportation

The downtown area is well connected by a People Mover that covers all the main attractions. If you're planning to travel to the city suburbs, SMART buses has services that run further on (check out the route on the website prior to departure). Bus stops are designed for commuters and they don't provide information.

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