Visit Detroit Launches Detroit Experiences Packages

Story By: Samantha Scott


The solution to your travel FOMO is here!


Long gone are the days of scrolling through countless social media apps, searching for the perfect hashtag that actually finds the travel experience you’re looking for. Save those thumbs, because planning your trip to Detroit, just got a whole lot easier.

If you’re looking to book a weekend getaway to recharge, reconnect and get re-energized, the new Detroit Experiences Packages are here to help you to do so and maximize your vacation time. With the overwhelming number of things to do and see in metro Detroit, having a resource like this, makes trip-planning a refreshing experience.

Designed to provide a little something for everyone, these packages are custom built to ensure that each participant leaves not only with lasting memories, but with a strong desire to come back for more.

Experience a city through uniquely curated packages, while getting a sure-fire bang for your buck. The best part is that all the research is done and arrangements made, making the hardest portion of preparing for your vacation, narrowing down your package choices to one.


First, let’s talk about how to get to Detroit-


It is easy to drive to Detroit from many places in the Midwest and the East Coast. Fun fact, Detroit is north of Canada and so close that you can be there in less than 20 minutes!

If you prefer to fly, the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), is an international airport and in the top 20 busiest airports in the United States. DTW is a Delta Airlines hub, which created CareStandard in 2020 and the highest level of commitment to keep travelers safe and healthy throughout the pandemic.


Wayne County Airport Authority exterior

Photo credit: Wayne County Airport Authority

Getting Around the City


Aside from being the home of the big three automakers, exploring Detroit via car is the easiest way to explore the tri-county metro area. If you choose to fly, there are several car rental locations throughout the area, however, the most convenient way is to rent a car from DTW. Don’t want to worry about constantly finding a parking spot? Rideshare options like Uber, Lyft are all easily accessible anywhere in the city.

Don’t think that means Detroit isn’t a walkable city. Downtown Detroit is not only walkable, there are plenty of paths like the Detroit Riverwalk and Dequindre Cut that connect various adjoining neighborhoods.

For public transportation, you can also adventure through Detroit’s Midtown and New Center areas by the QLine. The QLine is a streetcar system that’s popular among commuters and tourists alike.


Now that travel arrangements have been made, it’s time to explore what some of the new Detroit Experiences Packages have to offer.


Streetcar on Woodward Avenue

QLine by Bill Bowen

History. Music. Muscle Cars. Art. Culture. Family Time. Outdoors. It's never hard to find and experience that suits your vibe in Detroit.

the FAMILY FRIENDLY experience…


Car exhibit at The Henry Ford Museum

The Family Friendly Fun package featuring the Henry Ford, is the perfect way to make sure the entire family has a great vacation. In addition to tickets for attractions at the Henry Ford, this package also includes a hotel stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton – Detroit Dearborn and shuttle service to and from the site. Spend the day experiencing the latest auto exhibits, travel back in time at Greenfield Village or witness the evolution of American innovation at its finest.

Be sure to take a check out their digital collection to start picking your must-see exhibits and interactive experiences. The Henry Ford campus is so expansive, it’s smart to go in with a game plan.


DoubleTree Dearborn Detroit

DoubleTree Dearborn Detroit


About the Henry Ford


The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, is an internationally recognized cultural destination that brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts from 300 years of American history, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. More than 1.7 million visitors annually experience its four venues: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour and the Benson Ford Research Center. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access to The Henry Ford Archive of American Innovation.


Photos and info provided by the Henry Ford and DoubleTree Dearborn Detroit

The immersive Detroit Experiences Packages are designed for you to return home, a honorary Detroiter.
Glass academy glass blowing

the CREATORS experience…

Glass academy glass blowing

Glass academy glass blowing

The First Glass Experience package, brought to you by the Glass Academy, helps you to connect with your inner artist and create one-of-a-kind, glass blown art pieces to take home with you.

If you haven’t been watching their live glassblowing shows on their Facebook, just try to walk away without saying, ‘I want to try that!’

When you book your trip to Detroit, instead of visiting a souvenir shop, make your own during this two-hour class. Even if you run out of time to make pieces for others back home, know that this package also comes with discounts to their store filled with unique pieces by their resident artists and instructors.

So, if you’re looking to unwind and try something new, book your glassblowing Detroit Experience here.

About the Glass Academy:


Glass Academy offers a range of class experiences all designed to give you a unique intro into the glassmaker’s world.  Try different techniques in each original class or for a more hands off approach, BYOB and play designer to your own unique glassware that we craft for you during our Happy Hour experience.  All of our studio classes are geared toward creating an awareness of the many facets of handcrafted glass while sharing the love of the glassmaking process in a fun atmosphere.


Photos and video provided by The Glass Academy

Go with the flow. Experiences Packages allows for a flexible timing so you can have that Detroit Style Pizza you've been aching to try or shop at that store on Woodward Ave. that caught your attention.

the V.I.Pup experience…

Want to travel but don’t want to leave your four-legged friend at home? Let’s be honest, it’s kind of hard to leave them behind after being at home with them everyday for the past year. Take that deep breath and alleviate your worries because not only is Detroit a puppy friendly city, our hotels treat them like royalty. In fact, The Element Detroit at the Metropolitan Building and Atwater Brewery have combined forces to offer the ultimate getaway package for you and Fido.

After booking your Detroit Dog City package, prepare yourself and your travel companion for the ultra V.I.Pup Welcome at check-in. Settle into your room, then stroll the Detroit Riverwalk as you make your way to Atwater Brewery. Once there, order up a cold one and redeem the included gift card for some specialty dog treats. Sit outside on the patio and take in the fresh air as you both enjoy breath taking views and a true Detroiter experience.



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About Atwater Brewery


Founded in 1997, Atwater Block Brewery made its debut in Detroit, Michigan in the historic Rivertown district. The original owner’s reasoning and focus was to bring back the Bohemian style lager that Stroh’s Brewing Company had made famous in the mid 1800’s. The passion for beer started in 1848 when the first mass produced beer was bottled in the Detroit area. So although Detroit is known for being the Motor city, at one time Michigan had more production breweries than anyone in the country. Atwater wanted to re-invent that product back in 1997 of making German style Lagers. The owners purchased a Kasper Schulz, the oldest makers of brewing equipment in the world! It was purchased at a trade show in 1996 and by 1997 Atwater was producing beer!


Photo credit: The Element Hotel & Atwater Brewery

Detroit Renewal & Refuel. Travel Like A Local. Landmarks & Luxury.
Detroit Slow Roll Bicycle Riders

the OUTDOOR ADVENTURER experience…


Wheelhouse Detroit, biking on the Detroit river

Wheelhouse Detroit

Take maximum advantage of the outdoors and while touring some of the hottest areas in downtown Detroit. Grab a few friends and make your way to Wheelhouse Detroit to experience a bike tour like no other. Biking here is not a trend, it’s a way of life. And Wheelhouse Detroit will show you why.

This package provides a great way to see some of Instagram worthy places that would make anyone double tap. Murals at Eastern Market, cultural landmark must-see’s, auto heritage stops and urban agriculture are just a few of themed tours to choose from.


Southwest Detroit Business Association mural


About Wheelhouse Detroit


Short and long, tough and easy, Wheelhouse offers a variety of experiential guided tours that explore various Detroit neighborhoods and themes. They are designed to be informative, safe and fun. Our engaging guides are Detroiters who like nothing more than to share the story of our city with their guests. We respect the rules of the road.

This city's uncrushable spirit is both infectious and inspiring. Detroit Experiences Packages will provide an unforgettable 72hr. vacation.
Aerial view of Detroit riverfront

the DETROIT experience…


Couple and receptionist at counter in hotel wearing medical masks.


It’s understandable that this didn’t help you decide which package to choose and neither will this on-growing list of Detroit Experiences Packages. Detroit is a quick drive and even quicker flight from anywhere in the Midwest and East Coast, which makes the packages even more attractive.

An immersive getaway weekend, without the jet-lag or lingering road trip recovery, is just what the soul ordered. Each package curates a weekend long vibe, all you have to do is decide what that is.


Travel looks different during the pandemic. Go Safely in Detroit.


The team at Visit Detroit jumped into action during pandemic to launch the  Go Safely Pledge Program. Numerous business in the metro area have even taken the pledge to the next level by receiving their Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Accreditation. The Go Safely Pledge includes participating members and partners pledging to wear a mask, social distance, wash hands, to use cards instead of cash, keep things clean, and stay at home when sick.

Visitors are encouraged to do the same, as well as familiarizing themselves with the current local travel guidance, and changing regulations on attraction and dining availability.

When you’re ready to start traveling again and ready to finally take that trip to Detroit, we’re ready to welcome you with open arms and experiences that will make it worth the wait and satisfy your FOMO.



Photo credit: Vito Palmisano



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