ONLY Seville, Spain tops Detroit as a city to visit in 2018. Lonely Planet is the largest travel publisher in the world. They point to the River Front Walk and goovy hotels as places of interest in the city.
When you visit our comeback city, here’s what I recommend:
Yes, River Front views. Try Belle Isle, The Detroit Yacht club or walk along the Detroit River (River Walk). How about lunch at the Rattlesnake Club? Great Riverfront views!
Henry Ford Village and Museum. This is the premier historical museum and outdoor experience in the U.S. And a huge IMAX theater and tours of the Ford Rouge Plant. Don’t miss these when you visit.
Eastern Market. A huge and historic market with vendors of all kinds from crafts to local produce. Restaurants, bars and more. This venue was last featured on this blog July 14, 2014. Put Eastern Market in the search box and the story will appear.
Detroit Institute of Arts. Again, a beautiful, historic and outstanding place to view with a huge variety of wonderful art. The current exhibit is Monet: Framing Life and includes some of Monet’s earliest works. “Woman With A Parasol “ is on loan from the National Gallery.
And for Sports Fans – Detroit is the ultimate Sports Town.
Comerica Park. This place is marvelous. A ball park you will love whether or not you like baseball.
Ford Field is home to the Lions.
Little Caesars Arena is set to open this week and will host Red Wings Hockey. I believe a Kid Rock concert is the first event. These three arenas have been built in the same area of the city.
And the Detroit Pistons have just announced they will move back downtown from Pontiac.
In other big Detroit News, Mark Wahlberg, movie star and producer, who has made many movies in Detoroit and has a restaurant in Greektown (another area to visit), is opening Wahlburgers in Royal Oak as part of the new shopping development near Beaumont Hospitals. Another don’t miss stop on your Detroit visit.
Detroit has its share of great burgers. The Chew’s Michael Symon has two B Spot Burgers in the metro area as well as a nifty restaurant downtown. His restaurants were first in his hometown Cleveland, but he is a Detroit fan, too. Read about B Spot Burgers, Brews and BBQ on this blog, posted May, 2014 and later when he opened another in Royal Oak. Use the search box to find these posts. As this picture of him with his big smile indicates, he was totally gracious and allowed me to interview him when he was in town for the opening.
Yes, there are other truly beautiful sights: Cranbrook Gardens, Pewabic Pottery, Sommerset Mall, The Fisher Theater and many more. Do tell your favorite.
Come visit and give me a call!