The metro Detroit area has five distinct destination districts, perfect for tourism and travel -- everything from a lively urban vibe to wide-open scenic spaces.
UPSCALE. CULTURED. FUN. The tree-lined suburbs of Oakland are a 20-to-40-minute drive north of downtown Detroit. Here, we love the finer things in life. The cafe scene. A good meal. The outdoors. Shopping or a show. From the happenin downtowns (Ferndale, Royal Oak, Rochester and Birmingham) to the Detroit Zoo, theres plenty of fun and friends in the Oakland District.Learn More
ACTIVE. NAUTICAL. LAID BACK. Metro Detroits East Side is a mix of waterfront fun, food, shopping and nightlife. A 30-to-45-minute drive northeast of downtown, this boaters paradise has friendly restaurants and marinas on glorious Lake St. Clair. Discover bike paths, apet-friendly outdoor mall, a minor league baseball stadiumand plenty of entertainment along the M-59 Corridor. Youll needa car (or boat).Learn More
TRENDY. FRIENDLY. GREEN.The Greater Novi area is a 20-to-45-minute drive northwest of downtown Detroit. It may be known for destination shopping and specialty expos at Suburban Collection Showplace, buttheres much more to explore. Discover quaint downtowns, fine dining, outdoor recreation and nightlife, too. This district has world-class golf, cider mills and Kensington Metropark, where lakes and rolling hills offer year-round fun.Learn More
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 Americas Greatest History Attraction. Middle Eastern dining, the rolling hills of Hines Drive and the thriving downtowns of Wyandotte and the Grosse Pointes are must-sees and -dos.Learn More
COSMOPOLITAN. INDUSTRIOUS. SAFE. Up-and-coming restaurants, ado-it-yourself attitude, newhotels, scenic and social parks, public transit, bike lanes and awalkable international riverfrontare 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 citys Greektown, Eastern Market, The District Detroit, Corktown and Midtown neighborhoods are booming with activity.Learn More
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