Things to Do

Detroit has something for everyone

Whether you're looking for the best places to get out and get active, the must-see spots for history buffs, dining options, or free/budget friendly activities, Visit Detroit has created guides to give you the best picks for the top food, drinks, attractions, shopping, and entertainment for the ultimate Detroit experience.

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Food & Drink

Treats for your tastebuds. If you're hungry or thirsty, Detroit has you covered. Detroit is a city famous for its Coney dog and Greek eats alongside award-winning sushi and steaks. When you're deciding on a place to eat in Detroit, sometimes it's easier to pick the Detroit neighborhood you want to spend your time in.

You can also view a full, mapped directory of bars and restaurants.

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Motor City Car Attractions

Rev Up Your Excitement! Dive into automotive history at the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, where you can marvel at over 100 vehicles and iconic automobiles like Rosa Parks' bus. Explore further at the GM Renaissance Center, a symbol of Detroit's automotive legacy.

Eastern Market

Blossom Bonanza! Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Eastern Market, featuring fresh, local produce and handmade goods. Don't miss Flower Tuesday, May 21st, a yearly tradition bursting with color and life

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Detroit Institute of Art

Art Oasis: Immerse & Inspire! Explore art and culture at the Detroit Institute of Arts, home to over 100 galleries showcasing a vast array of artistic masterpieces spanning ancient to modern times.

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Detroit Zoo

Wild Wonder: Zoo Adventures! Enjoy a delightful visit at the expansive, 100-acre, Detroit Zoo, home to a diverse range of animals and attractions, including the very popular Penguin exhibit. Get your tickets in advance.

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The Best of Detroit (for less)

Looking for something fun in the D? VisitDetroit has come up with us help inspire you! Start by selecting who you're traveling with, then select what you're interested in, and we'll give you a few recommendations we think you might like.

Explore Detroit Pass

You can save on your next trip to Detroit when you sign up for digital passes through VisitDetroit. These passes are the perfect opportunity for visitors to explore the whole region, support local businesses, and immerse themselves in all things Detroit-centric.

With the Explore Detroit Pass, it's never been easier to take advantage of exclusive deals! Once you sign up, you can scroll through the list of attractions and get up to 20% off on your visit!

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Detroit Insider's Map & Guide

Download this map for all the attractions, restaurants, transportation, and more in the heart of downtown Detroit.

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Detroit People Mover

Discover Detroit's charm as you hop aboard the Detroit People Mover. With 13 stations, one linked to the Renaissance Center, this transportation option offers a unique glimpse into the city's rich history and culture at every stop. Best of all, it's free!

Visit Canada

Interested in paying a visit to Canada? Don't forget your passport! Hop across the Detroit River into Windsor-Essex, Canada using either the Detroit Windsor Tunnel or the Ambassador Bridge!

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Crossing the Border

If you are a United States citizen, you will need one of the following identification dosuments to return to the U.S. by car. U.S. Passport Book, U.S. Passport Card, Enhanced Driver's License, Trusted Traveler Program Cards NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST.

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