DETROIT: URBAN AND ENERGETIC WITH A TOUCH OF THE UNDERGROUND 

New is a word familiar in Detroit. New restaurants, entertainment districts, retailers and businesses are everywhere. All this exciting development is a sign that it’s GO time in Detroit — an IT place to visit with its own take on renewal that’s inspiring. Lots once forgotten are repurposed as parks. Railroad lines from the 1830s are transformed into bike trails. And new start-ups are bringing entrepreneurs and artists to the city, giving it an edgier, experimental feel.

Detroit is where the deep-dish square pizza reigns supreme and the Coney dog was first assembled. This is the city American media now call a food mecca with countless new restaurants, many serving locally grown ingredients. It’s where premium bike makers, celebrity clothing designers and athletic gear mega-retailers like Nike and Lululemon Athletica have bustling storefronts. It’s where three Vegas-style casinos entertain 24/7. It’s where world-class galleries and museums, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Motown Museum and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History inspire visitors every day.

Immerse yourself in the D’s diverse ethnic neighbourhoods with visits to popular areas such as Greektown, Corktown, Midtown, Mexicantown and Eastern Market. Detroit neighbourhoods are all booming with activity, ethnic foods, boutiques, breweries, and more. And the city’s festival season is filled with popular events like Movement Electronic Music Festival, GM River Days, Ford Fireworks, Concert of Colours, Detroit Jazz Festival and Woodward Dream Cruise.

Beyond downtown, enjoy suburban Detroit attractions including The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation and the Arab American National Museum in nearby Dearborn. Find family-friendly fun at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets’ LEGOLAND Discovery Center Michigan, Sea Life Michigan Aquarium and Round1 Bowling & Amusement.

For more places to eat, things to do and shopping destinations throughout metro Detroit, go to visitdetroit.com

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