I ventured over to the Eastside of the state this weekend to visit The Motor City for a special event at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in Downtown Detroit. With an estimated population of 677,116 it’s the most populous city in Michigan and the second-largest in the Midwest after Chicago. Here’s 5 reasons to love Detroit!
- It’s Crazy Close To Canada. The city of Detroit is on the north side of the Detroit River and Ontario, Canada is on the south side of the river. You can actually see Canada across the river from Downtown Detroit! You can cross into Canada by way of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel or the Ambassador Bridge.
- They Have Some Really Unique Hotels. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in Downtown Detroit is more than 100 years old! A lot of the original marble, ect. is still in tact. It’s known to the locals as Fort Shelby. Their restaurant, Motor City Kitchen, serves amazing food and is great for private events. It seats approximately 80 people.
- Many Celebrities Were Born Here. Many successful celebrities call Detroit home including Tom Selleck, Eminem, Alice Cooper, Diana Ross, Kid Rock and Stevie Wonder. You might even run into a celebrity while you’re in town. Daym Drops was in The D for the #TLEDetroit event this weekend! If you don’t recognize the name he’s a famous YouTuber and food critic. I got to listen to him speak and he helped serve up a really yummy pork belly appetizer.
- It’s A Sport’s Fan’s Dream. Many people come to Detroit for a sporting event. It’s home to four professional American sports teams and nicknamed Hockeytown for a reason. Comerica Park is home to the baseball team Detroit Tigers. Ford Field is the home of the Detroit Lions football team. Joe Louis Arena is home of the ice hockey team Detroit Red Wings and The Little Caesars Arena is home to the Detroit Pistons of the NBA.
- There’s So Much To See and Do in Detroit. It’s ok if you’re not into sports. There’s so many other things to see and do in the Motor City. The Detroit Institute of Arts is a wonderful art museum to check out and my number 1 pick. If you’re not really into art you can spend the day at the scenic Detroit RiverFront or Belle Isle Park. Greektown is also a really neat experience as well as the ever popular Henry Ford Museum, Motown Museum and the Detroit Zoo.
Why Do You Love Detroit? Drop me a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!