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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.”
  • 155 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 :)”
  • 126 locals recommend
Museum
“Designed by internationally renowned architect I.M. Pei, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is one of Cleveland's most striking (and recognizable) pieces of architecture. The 150,000-square-foot building has a glass-enclosed, double pyramid adjacent to a 162-foot tower, both of which soar above the shores of Lake Erie. The museum honors all aspects of Rock and Roll. The museum also honors inductees to the Hall of Fame. They share stories of the people, events and songs that shape our world through exhibits, innovative programs and concerts. ”
  • 111 locals recommend
Market
“Beautiful indoor market frequented by locals and tourists. Get your fresh meat, fish, cheese, and pasta here. Skip the grocery section, you'll find more affordable and fresher items elsewhere. When you get hungry, there's a falafel place (Maha's falafel) in one corner of the market that's delicious and filling. They also have breakfast wraps.”
  • 151 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Always free, and wonderful for all ages! Great cafe in the atrium, good for eating, studying, working. So many classics works of art!”
  • 122 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Eastern market is a great stop during your stay to check out the many local products from the Detroit area food artisans. You'll also find fresh produce to try out your cooking prowess in our fully stocked kitchen. Eastern Market will also feature special events from time to time that are worth checking out!”
  • 129 locals recommend
History Museum
“Aka, Hitsville USA, this is the original recording studio and home of Berry Gordy, the godfather of Motown. A must-see Detroit experience!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Worthwhile to check out a Tigers game while youre in town if they have a game!”
  • 41 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Detroit Zoo is home to more than 2,400 animals representing 235 species. The zoo includes a 4-d Theater, Simulator ride, Carousel, and many more experiences for you to enjoy. Not only does the Detroit Zoo have all the animals to visit but they also host a number of fun events for children and adults including Wild Lights, Polar Beers, Sensory Dinner with Santa, Breakfast with Santa, Cookies with the Clauses and Run wild to name a few.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Stadium
“Multi-purpose indoor stadium in Downtown Detroit and home of the Detroit Lions”
  • 25 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!”
  • 45 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“(8 miles) Great MLB Stadium to watch the Tribe or other MLB teams that are visiting.”
  • 55 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!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“From Public Square, take a short walk down Euclid Ave. and you’re suddenly surrounded by the spectacular vibrancy of historic theaters, sparkling marquees, a contemporary streetscape, bustling storefronts-turned-restaurants and a dazzling outdoor chandelier. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself uttering out loud, “Wait … where am I?” We’re talking about Playhouse Square, one of the largest performing arts centers in the United States with its impressive collection of 10 performance spaces, including five theaters restored to their original 1920s elegance. Every year, Playhouse Square hosts more than 1,000 events, including some of the biggest titles on Broadway (ever heard of "Hamilton?"). But it’s not just theater. Playhouse Square features concerts, comedy, dance performances and children’s programing to packed houses just about every night. WHAT YOU’LL SEE: When you’re here, it’s easy to forget where you are. The brilliant marquees, the shimmering outdoor chandelier and the bustling after-dinner crowd all feel more Times Square than Playhouse Square. Any one of the five main theaters in Playhouse Square — Allen Theatre, Connor Palace, Hanna Theatre, KeyBank State Theatre and Ohio Theatre — are all worth seeing in person whether there’s a show or not. All were built between 1921-1922 and restored to their original opulence in the 1970s and ‘80s. Don’t leave without getting an Insta-worthy shot of the GE Chandelier that hangs outside above East 14th Street. (As the world's largest outdoor chandelier, it’s impossible to miss.)”
  • 55 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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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”
  • 48 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.”
  • 42 locals recommend

Top restaurants

BBQ Restaurant
“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”
  • 48 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.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Brewery
“An Ohio City 'classic' of sorts. Known around the country for their awesome brews and they have a great menu too!”
  • 56 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Huge menu of healthy, all non-GMO options for types of types of diets and food restrictions. Monday is special Vegan Menu 5-10p. ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bar
“Tasty sliders in a former cop bar. Unpretentious, and affordable but often busy especially on weekends”
  • 44 locals recommend
Bar
“Start with a hot dog. Add whatever you could possibly think of on top. This local spot hosts a lot of events, including storytelling the first Wed of every month (think: The Moth podcast), as well as live music.”
  • 46 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
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

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