Destinations

The metro Detroit area has five distinct destination districts, perfect for tourism and travel -- everything from a lively urban vibe to wide-open scenic spaces.

2022 NCAA D1 WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
2022 NCAA D1 WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

2022 NCAA D1 WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Welcome to Detroit! Home of American innovation, a one-of-a-kind culture, muscle cars, mouthwatering food and most importantly, the sports lover’s paradise. The Detroit Sports Commission and the University of Michigan are proud to welcome the 2022 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships to Detroit!

This year’s tournament will take place at the new Little Caesars Arena (LCA) from March 17-19. For three days of intense competition, this 33-man tournament is conducted in 10 weight classes, crowning individual national champions and the top eight in the double-elimination format will be honored as All-Americans.

This guide is curated by our editors to ensure that all visitors and wrestling fans can experience a taste of what Detroit has to offer in a matter of three days. Learn more about the neighborhoods surrounding LCA, peruse itineraries filled with Detroit gems and must-sees, Detroiters favorite places to eat and drink, what to do in the city when the sun goes down, transportation options and more.

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Oakland
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Oakland

Oakland

UPSCALE. CULTURED. FUN. The tree-lined suburbs of Oakland are a 20-to-40-minute drive north of downtown Detroit. Here, we love the finer things in life. The cafe scene. A good meal. The outdoors. Shopping or a show. From the happenin’ downtowns (Ferndale, Royal Oak, Rochester and Birmingham) to the Detroit Zoo,  there’s plenty of fun and friends in the Oakland District.

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Macomb
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Macomb

Macomb

ACTIVE. NAUTICAL. LAID BACK. Metro Detroit’s “East Side” is a mix of waterfront fun, food, shopping and nightlife. A 30-to-45-minute drive northeast of downtown, this boater’s paradise has friendly restaurants and marinas on glorious Lake St. Clair. Discover bike paths, a pet-friendly outdoor mall, a minor league baseball stadium and plenty of entertainment along the M-59 Corridor. You’ll need a car (or boat).

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Wayne
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Wayne

Wayne

HISTORIC. DIVERSE. DRIVEN. Spanning east and west of Detroit’s downtown, this large region is rich with the character of African- and Arab-Americans as well as neighborhoods infused with Mexican, Polish and Italian heritage. Experience culture and community in vibrant Southwest Detroit and on the city’s Historic Avenue of Fashion. In Dearborn, dive into The Henry Ford — the nation’s foremost museum dedicated to ideas and innovation. Middle Eastern dining, the rolling hills of Hines Drive and the thriving downtowns of Wyandotte and the Grosse Pointes are must-sees and -dos.

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Detroit
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Detroit

Detroit

COSMOPOLITAN. INDUSTRIOUS. SAFE. Up-and-coming restaurants, a do-it-yourself attitude, new hotels, scenic and social parks, public transit, bike lanes and a walkable international riverfront are redefining Detroit. Architecture from Albert Kahn and Isamu Noguchi lives next to all-night joints selling loaded Coney dogs and Prohibition-born speakeasies pouring locally crafted beer and cocktails. The city’s Greektown, Eastern Market, The District Detroit, Corktown and Midtown neighborhoods are booming with activity.

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