Happy Sunday babes! I was in Detroit back in October visiting a friend and I’m finally getting around to putting together my travel diary/ roundup of all the things I did while I was there! I know ‘The D’ may not be at the top of everyone’s travel list, however if you find yourself there there’s a bunch of hidden gems to explore and lots of photos ops!:) Here are my top recommendations.
DETROIT ART INSTITUTE
The DIA is among the Top 10 museums in the U.S. and is SO beautiful, both inside and out. They have such a diverse collection with over 100 galleries and 65,000 pieces- there’s a lot to see!! Definitely set aside a couple hours to walk around!
BELLE ISLE PARK
We went to watch the sunset at Belle Isle Park and it was seriously SO GORGEOUS! #NoFilterNeeded!haha. You can walk around the park and take photos of the amazing view of downtown Detroit and the Ambassador Bridge to Windsor, Ontario. Also, don’t forget to take a photo or two at the fountain- it’s so pretty and European looking!
Downtown Detroit isn’t huge so you can spend an afternoon on a walking tour to see the cities historic high rises, towering monuments grand boulevards, parks & plazas and more! The city’s historic architecture is really cool, you’ll definitely want to take your camera!
MONUMENTS / STATUES
A definite must see. We hopped from monument to monument as all the ones I wanted to see were downtown and close together which was nice!:)
Spirit of Detroit
Philip A. Hart Plaza
‘The Fist’ Monument to Joe Louis
Michigan Labor Legacy Monument
Michigan Soldiers and Sailors Monument
Walk, run or bike along the Riverwalk, the scenery is gorgeous! We went to see another stunning sunset on my last night there. You won’t believe how close Canada is, you could swim across the river! Just kidding don’t do that, take the Ambassador Bridge! You can also board The Detroit Princess Boat for a romantic 2 hour evening cruise down the Detroit River!
The Eastern Market has been around for over 125 years, and is a very popular destination on Saturday’s, packed with people purchasing their fresh fruit, veggies and flowers for the week. It was fun to be a part of it. We walked around with some warm apple cider, tasting yummy treats and of course.. taking photos ;)
WATCH A GAME:
Home to the Detroit Tigers, Lions, Red Wings and Pistons there’s a game for you. Coincidentally while I was there the Vancouver Canucks were playing the Red Wings which was kind of funny! The Little Caesars Arena just opened this year and it was really nice inside! Next time I’m hoping to catch a basketball game ;)
The food was delicious, I ate so much! (I gained at least 5lbs haha). We had Greek, Italian, Mexican, Japanese and of course some yummy American comfort food! Below are the restaurants we
ate at- my fav was Maggiano’s!
Maggiano’s Little Italy
HopCat (photo above)
Pegasus Taverna- Greektown
Hard Rock Cafe
It was a short trip so I wasn’t able to see everything, but if you love cars definitely check out the Henry Ford Museum, Automotive Hall of Fame and the Ford Rouge Factory to name a few! You are in Motor City after all ;) Hope you enjoyed this post, and leave me a comment if you’ve ever been to Detroit before or are planning to go!! – Mitra xo
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