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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Museum
“The Diego Rivera mural is worth the price of admission by itself, but the musem's collection is huge and well worth seeing. Allow plenty of time!”
  • 152 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“This is a huge somewhat historic combo indoor-outdoor market; it is not a quaint tiny farmer's market :)”
  • 126 locals recommend
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Disc Golf
“We love getaways to Belle Isle, a massive city park in the middle of the Detroit River! The circumference of the island is roughly 6 miles, a lovely drive or bike ride or run. Trails, athletic fields, an indoor conservatory, one of the oldest aquariums in the US, a nature center, a beach, driving range, multiple playgrounds... ”
  • 124 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Multi-purpose outdoor stadium and home of the Detroit Tigers and many concerts/events. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
History Museum
“Anyone who remembers the music of the 60's will enjoy seeing where the Motown Sound was manufactured.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Stadium
“Multi-purpose indoor stadium in Downtown Detroit and home of the Detroit Lions”
  • 25 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Really really good slow cooked ribs. Always busy. Sometimes an hour wait time. If that happens, there are other worthy restaurants on the same strip. It's across the street from the old train station that was abandoned and vacant for thirty years and has recently been bought by the Ford Motor Company to be a headquarters for their autonomous car research and development”
  • 48 locals recommend
History Museum
“World class museum. Great permanent exhibits and many special exhibits and events.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Brand new multi-purpose arena in Midtown Detroit and home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.”
  • 28 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Top pick for flavor out of all the restaurants I have been to in Detroit. Smaller plates that never require salt or pepper. If you are looking for a unique place, that WON'T disappoint, this is it.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Premier contemporary art museum in Detroit, although it is more the size of a large gallery. Lots of events happening here so check their calendar online for more info!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Tasty sliders in a former cop bar. Unpretentious, and affordable but often busy especially on weekends”
  • 43 locals recommend
Park
“Ice skating in the winter and sand lot in the summer, surrounded by bars/restaurants in the middle of downtown!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Special space in Detroit to gain deeper understanding of the stories behind blight and struggles of the city”
  • 44 locals recommend
Lodging
“For all your entertainment needs, this makes a night out memorable and fun!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Casino
“The MGM Grand casino is one of three in the city of Detroit. Try your luck and winning or enjoy their award winning restaurants and buffets.”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

BBQ Restaurant
“Really really good slow cooked ribs. Always busy. Sometimes an hour wait time. If that happens, there are other worthy restaurants on the same strip. It's across the street from the old train station that was abandoned and vacant for thirty years and has recently been bought by the Ford Motor Company to be a headquarters for their autonomous car research and development”
  • 48 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Top pick for flavor out of all the restaurants I have been to in Detroit. Smaller plates that never require salt or pepper. If you are looking for a unique place, that WON'T disappoint, this is it.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bar
“Tasty sliders in a former cop bar. Unpretentious, and affordable but often busy especially on weekends”
  • 43 locals recommend
Diner
“THIS IS THE BEST!!! The diner is cute, great atmosphere and the food is HIGH QUALITY! The best breakfast in town. Before 11 you will beat the rush and if you have to be on the list you wait in your car. Which I don't mind, if I am with friends I get to talk to them longer!”
  • 24 locals recommend
Lounge
“Great casual bar where they also have a full menu up to a certain hour. Favorite place to get fried pickles. Occasionally there is a jazz band playing. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Brewery
“Great pizza spot with probably one of Detroit's best local beers, Ghettoblaster. In the Midtown area so lots of walkable places to check out from here. The Shinola Store is right next door.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Signature restaurant in Michigan - find most Michigan beers on tap at this local hotspot. Make sure to order those cosmic fries!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“After a long day of exploring the city, you’re going to need a drink. And what better to accompany that drink than some live music. Cliff Bell’s is a legendary jazz club, dating all the way back to the 1930s, and it still carries that roaring vibe with its nightly performances and classic cocktails.”
  • 26 locals recommend

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