Detroit Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Detroit

Where is it located?: Detroit is in Michigan, which is located in the upper Midwest

Why do people go there?: Detroit focuses more on economic development than tourism and with good reason – as the country moves away from blue collar workers with increased technology and automation, the staples that made this city great, such as automobile production, are also disappearing. If you’re headed to Detroit, chances are it’s more for the surrounding area than the draws of the ity.

How do travelers get there?: Fly, bus, train, or drive.

Currency: US Dollar

City Code: 313

Other phone tips: Never use your cell phone when driving within Detroit unless it is a hand-free device.

Population: 900, 000

Languages: English

Travel Information

Neighborhoods: Bricktown Historic District, Campus Martius, Capital Park Historic District, Fort / Financial District, Grand Circus Park Historic District, Greektown Historic District, Washington Boulevard Historic District, Brush Park, Cass Corridor, Cultural Center Historic District, East Ferry Avenue Historic District, Woodbridge Historic District

Attractions: Cars, Jazz Festival

Accommodations: Detroit Hostels

Tourist Office: Detroit Tourist Office

Off-the-beaten-path: Gardens of Cranbrook, Belle Isle, Heidelberg Project, Ford Factory Tour

Health Issues: In the city of Detroit alone, there are already a dozen of accessible hospitals that are ready to help in any case of emergency.

Tips for Visiting

When to go: There is definitely a bit of a winter chill here – late spring is very nice.

City Specific Events: Detroit International Jazz Festival, Detroit Electronic Music Festival and Woodward Dream Cruise

How to get around?: Buses are best, if you don’t have a car.

Good to know: Detroit is famous as home to the big 3 car companies such as Chrysler, Ford and General Motors.

Cheapest airport to fly into: There are four main airports for travelers taking flights to Canada namely, Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, Bishop International Airport, Coleman A. Young International Airport and Coleman A. Young International Airport. To get cheaper flights, it would be wise to use the airport that is nearer to your trip destination.

Need more information?: Check out the Detroit travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.

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