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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
“So it's not the MET, or the Louvre, but it's worth it. It has murals by Diego Rivera,Van Gogh, and some other masterpieces that give an amazing context to past and future artistic experiences.”
  • 156 locals recommend
Disc Golf
“Wander the paths, kayak through the gorgeous canals, set up a BBQ on the beach, get a game of baseball or soccer going...this is a great summer spot. What I love most about Belle Isle is the diversity of the people who come to enjoy it. It's truly a great reminder that we're all the same, that we all want to enjoy life, that we're all here together :)”
  • 125 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Great local food, Fruit and Vegetables, Plants Music and Art. Best to visit on a Saturday. ”
  • 130 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Michigan! It’s home to an extensive array of Motown artifacts, photos and other memorabilia. The museum is a testimony to Motowns legacy and to the charisma, talent and staying power of the music and those who made it. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Worthwhile to check out a Tigers game while youre in town if they have a game!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Stadium
“Multi-purpose indoor stadium in Downtown Detroit and home of the Detroit Lions”
  • 24 locals recommend
History Museum
“*Note* the pictures posted above are from Greenfield Village's sister museum, the Henry Ford Museum. Greenfield Village is too amazing and difficult to describe here. Check out their website! And make a full day of it by also visiting the Henry Ford Museum, another amazing spot!”
  • 47 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!”
  • 27 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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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”
  • 47 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.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Brand new multi-purpose arena in Midtown Detroit and home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons.”
  • 28 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
Park
“It is in the center of downtown always hosting events all year around surrounded by great restaurants and sometimes live music.”
  • 32 locals recommend
History Museum
“Part of the Wayne State University campus, The Wright Museum, founded in 1965, explores and celebrates African American culture and history. Home to over 35,000 artifacts, the museum’s core exhibit is the largest display on African American history in the world. Rotating exhibitions, events, and educational resources are all available to enhance your visit.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Jewelry Store
“A new Detroit icon. Pick yourself out a new statement watch. Lots of cute shops and restaurants on the same block.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
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“A unique experience on the way cheaper end of interesting restaurants! An excellent slider spot with an ever-rotating menu. Great, cheap cocktails.”
  • 45 locals recommend

Top restaurants

BBQ Joint
“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”
  • 47 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.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bar
“A unique experience on the way cheaper end of interesting restaurants! An excellent slider spot with an ever-rotating menu. Great, cheap cocktails.”
  • 45 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. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Incredible live music venue. Built in the 1920's, Cliff Bell's saw the roaring 20's and was a part of the burgeoning scene in the Paris of the West. Mahogany detailing and vintage crescent booth seating, this venue laid dormant and was re-opened with much applause later in the century. It is now a great scene for live music and wonderful entertainment.”
  • 27 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
New American Restaurant
“Located in the West Village, Craft Work has a bar side of the restaurant where you can order food and fancy cocktails.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great bread and baked goods. Long standing pillar of Detroit (Coffee's pretty bad though, be warned.) ”
  • 28 locals recommend

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