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The Detroit Experience

Tour. Taste. Just Hang Out.

The automobile may be Detroit's biggest claim to fame – and we've got truck loads of car-lovin' activities year-round to prove it – but it's definitely just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to completely defining the Detroit experience. We've also got awesome art galleries and museums, America's greatest history attraction, Vegas-style gaming, Motown's first recording studio, beautiful beaches, shopping meccas and a fantastic foursome of professional sports teams. Plus, the people around here are just plain fun to hang with no matter the what, why or where. In this section, we've done a little homework for you, outlining the city's key districts and destinations that play a part in creating the metro Detroit experience. You'll find easy-to-follow themed itineraries here, too, so you can start designing your own custom-made Visit Detroit playbook.

Discover the D Itineraries

Discover the D Itineraries

We've declared that if you crave cars, culture, gaming, music or sports, Detroit has your back in every category. When you scan these themed experiences, you'll see why our claim is ironclad. Plus, we've thrown in a few extras.

 

Destination Districts

Destination Districts

We know that there's more to Detroit than meets the eye, you just need to know where to look and how to get around. That's why we have split things up into five easy-to-navigate destination districts for you.

 

Features

Features

Want to read more about what's happening in The D? We have oodles of interesting feature stories for you to scan and/or peruse. Topics range from Detroit's high fashion scene to restaurant favorites and everything in between.

 

Discover The D TV

Destination Districts

Yes, there is a TV show that is all about all you can do in metro Detroit. If you prefer streaming visuals as you plan your travels, watch a full episode or a segment or two of Discover The D. The PBS show covers everything in and around Detroit, from entertainment and dining to sports, shopping and the great outdoors.

 

The Detroit Comeback

Destination Districts

The Detroit Comeback is a movement and it’s got a lot of momentum. Listen to learn about the exciting transformation taking place in the D. Discover where the locals hang and the best way to spend your leisure time in metro Detroit.

 

Travel Tip

“Your trip to the Metro-Detroit area wouldn't be complete without visiting a local Coney Island restaurant ... Coney Dogs are uniquely delicious, inexpensive and basically Detroit in a bun. Bon appetit!” – Steven B.

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