Detroit Through the Eyes of a Visitor

October 13, 2016  |   Story by Heidi Tiano  |   Photos by Bill Bowen

Budget-Friendly Detroit

While some major cities cost an arm and a leg to experience, Detroit offers a wide array of activities for no cost at all. Midwest Living published a list of “Top Free Things To Do in Michigan,” with Detroit’s walking tours, the GM Renaissance Center and the International RiverWalk making the list.

Arrivals and Departures

First impressions are everything – and Detroit’s is getting a round of applause. The Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport was included on the community feedback-driven “2016 Travelers’ Choice Favorites” for U.S. airports.

‘Magnificent Motor City’

After stops at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Peterboro and 8 Degrees Plato, travel blogger Lucia Borgmann of Wanderlust Lucia posted a rave review of the “magnificent motor city.”

‘Welcome to Art City’

The Star is the latest media outlet to praise the “artist-led” rebirth of Detroit. The article provides insight on the transformation and tips for travel from locals and creative folks around town.

‘The City of the Future’

The Telegraph provides a frank and honest overview of the true struggles Detroit has faced over the years “” and the undeniable passion and hope that’s bringing it into a new era. Not surprisingly, it named Detroit one of the “15 U.S. cities you never thought to visit (but really should).”

Mentioned Attractions And Venues
  1. Detroit International RiverWalk
    1340 Atwater St., Detroit, MI 48207313-566-8200 Highlight on map | More Details
  2. Detroit Metro Airport
    2500 World Gateway Place, I-94 at Merriman Road, Detroit, MI 48242734-AIR-PORT (24 Highlight on map | More Details