HISTORIC. DIVERSE. DRIVEN. Spanning east and west of Detroit’s downtown, this large region is rich with the character of African- and Arab-Americans as well as neighborhoods infused with Mexican, Polish and Italian heritage. Experience culture and community in vibrant Southwest Detroit and on the city’s Historic Avenue of Fashion. In Dearborn, dive into The Henry Ford — the nation’s foremost museum dedicated to ideas and innovation. Middle Eastern dining, the rolling hills of Hines Drive and the thriving downtowns of Wyandotte and the Grosse Pointes are must-sees and -dos.
Things to Do in Dearborn/Wayne County
The Henry Ford, one of America’s premier historical attractions, lives in this district as does the area’s only surviving drive-in. Visit a museum solely dedicated to Arab-Americans, and enjoy waterfront views and quaint downtowns in cities such as Wyandotte, Trenton and Belleville.
Food & Drink in Dearborn/Wayne County
Middle Eastern food reigns supreme in this district, and hidden in Dearborn is one of the best burgers in metro Detroit. While cities such as Canton offer every chain restaurant within short distances of each other, smaller communities in the Grosse Pointes have a variety of more singular fine dining and mom-and-pop eats.
Places to Stay in Dearborn/Wayne County
The Dearborn/Wayne District has a wide selection of award-winning accommodations that range from historic and Victorian to the straightforward, familiar and trusted. Many of this district’s hotels, more than 60, are within approximately a 10-mile radius of Detroit Metro Airport.
Shopping in Dearborn/Wayne County
Michigan’s only Ikea is in this district, and multilevel malls abound with famous-name anchor stores, indoor eateries and attached movie theaters. Quaint downtowns in Wyandotte, Grosse Pointe and Dearborn have storefronts with those one-of-a-kind gifts.
Metro Detroit offers nonstop flights to 150 destinations in the world. And once on the ground, the area is known for having one of the most efficient road systems around. When in the city, travel the QLine from downtown up to Midtown.
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