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Discover Detroit

Meet Detroit. Not just the Detroit you may have seen in the news — the real Detroit, a city of world-class sports, museums, restaurants and entertainment.

You’ll always find something to do here, no matter where your interests lie. Whether you want to take in a ballgame, tour a museum, catch a show or just eat some really good food, we’ve got you covered.

Come for a visit. See why we’re proud to call Detroit “home.”

Not sure where to begin planning your trip? Here are some resources to get you started:

entertainment

Whatever the season, there’s always something to do in Detroit. From festivals and museums to concerts and shows, you’ll find something that suits your fancy.

dining

Detroit’s food scene is thriving. Whether you want to eat on the cheap or enjoy a gourmet dining experience, your options are plentiful. If you have time, check out a few of places that put Detroit on the culinary map, like Slow’s Bar-B-Q, Buddy’s Pizza, Green Dot Stables, Coach Insignia or celebrity chef Michael Symon’s Roast.

sports

Detroit is one of only 12 U.S. cities to have professional teams representing the four major North American Sports: baseball, basketball, football and hockey.

While you’re in town, take in a Tigers game at Comerica Park, catch the Lions playing football at Ford Field, see the Red Wings hit the ice at the Joe Louis Arena or watch the Pistons take to the court at the Palace.

shopping

Whether you’re on the hunt for that perfect vintage find or something brand new, metro Detroit’s shopping districts and malls have you covered. Just beyond UDM’s campus is the historic Avenue of Fashion, which is home to new businesses these days, thanks to spirited entrepreneurs and more than $1.5 million in improvement grants.

Still not shopped out? Check out the bustling downtowns of nearby Ferndale and Royal Oak for an assortment of shops, galleries and boutiques.

Lodging

Looking for a place to stay near University of Detroit Mercy? The area has numerous hotel options to accommodate all budgets. Get a feel for the city’s history — with modern amenities — at the historic Westin Book Cadillac or the Inn on Ferry Street. Or try the Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Downtown, connected via skyway to the Renaissance Center.

Prefer something beyond city limits? Check out the Courtyard Detroit hotels in nearby Warren or Troy, the Marriotts in Troy or Southfield, the Hampton Inn or Fairfield Inn in Madison Heights, or the Holiday Inn Express in Southfield.

transportation

Metropolitan Detroit is home to a comprehensive freeway network that connects the city with the suburbs and beyond. Taxis and rental cars are available at the airport and throughout the area. For those who prefer public transit, bus services are available, or if you want a convenient way to get around the city’s downtown, hop on the People Mover monorail system.

Michigan Department of Transportation