Downtown Detroit

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COSMOPOLITAN. INDUSTRIOUS. SAFE. Up-and-coming restaurants, a do-it-yourself attitude, new hotels, scenic and social parks, public transit, bike lanes and a walkable international riverfront are redefining Detroit. Architecture from Albert Kahn and Isamu Noguchi lives next to all-night joints selling loaded Coney dogs and Prohibition-born speakeasies pouring locally crafted beer and cocktails. The city’s Greektown, Eastern Market, The District Detroit, Corktown and Midtown neighborhoods are booming with activity.

Neighborhoods
Corktown
Corktown Detroit, one of Detroit's places to visit

Corktown

Detroit’s oldest neighborhood is an Irish-turned-hipster haven with lots of friendly pubs and dive bar hangouts. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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The District
Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit

The District

The District’s main feature will be the Little Caesars Arena, home to the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons, other sports and entertainment events, concerts, family shows and community functions.

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Eastern Market
Eastern Market in downtown Detroit

Eastern Market

One of the country’s oldest farmers markets, Eastern Market on Saturdays is full of fruit, veggies, flowers, food and more. The seasonal Sunday Street Market features local items such as home goods, art and jewelry, just to name a few.

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Entertainment District
Magic Stick Detroit concert, nightlife in Detroit

Entertainment District

This downtown district is a hub of big activity with theaters, music venues and two of downtown’s professional sports facilities, Comerica Park and Ford Field, side by side.

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Greektown
Greektown in downtown Detroit

Greektown

Walk the streets of Greektown, and take in the people, the atmosphere and the authentic feel of old world Greece. Home to one of three Detroit casinos.

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Midtown
Visit Kresge Court in the Detroit Institute of Arts

Midtown

Home to Wayne State University, Shinola and the major cultural institutions, Midtown boasts unique art galleries and markets, quirky independent retail shops, clubs and some of the best don’t-want-to-miss cuisine in metro Detroit. One of the area’s most walkable, eccentric communities.

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Rivertown
Belle Isle, places to visit in Detroit

Rivertown

This walkable riverfront community welcomes bikers, walkers and sightseers alike. The Detroit International RiverWalk connects bars, restaurants, an amphitheater and other public amenities. Rent a bike, take a tour, enjoy views of Detroit’s international neighbor, Canada.

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