There are a wide variety of things to do in downtown Detroit and the surrounding metro area, including unique attractions perfect for travelers of all ages. From the downtown Casino district, to concert venues and family museums, Detroit offers a special mix of history and culture. See all that Motor City has to offer when you explore different things to do in Detroit below.
Be sure to take advantage of the QLINE- Detroit's newest transportation system unveiled in May 2017 connecting locals and visitors alike to all of the exciting attractions in Detroit.
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
Henry Ford Museum offers transportation and aviation collections that are some of the finest in the world. Greenfield Village, located within multi-acre complex, is filled with the original homes and shops of different famous Americans.
Detroit Institute of Art
One of the most exciting things to do in Detroit is visit The “DIA”, which gives metro Detroit a sample of world-renowned artwork and features many major exhibits throughout the year. The DIA also offers a museum shop, restaurants and is home to the Detroit Film Theatre, Brunch with Bach and other public events.
Downtown Detroit is home to several world-class casinos giving guest the perfect gaming experience while stay in the Detroit area. MGM Grand Detroit, Motor City Casino and Greektown Casino are located in the immediate downtown area and feature different fine dining restaurants and extensive gaming options. Across the river in Windsor, Canada is Caesars Windsor Casino.
Detroit sports celebrates historic traditions throughout the entire year. Located downtown is Comerica Park (home of the Detroit Tigers), Ford Field (home of the Detroit Lions) and Joe Louis Arena (home of the Detroit Red Wings). Each stadium is located within walking distance of each other and many downtown attractions. Located in the north-suburban area is The Palace of Auburn Hills (home of the Detroit Pistons basketball team). There is a new sporting venue, Little Caesars Arena, which is the future home of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons, and more. The arena is set to open in September 2017.
Ann Arbor is another amazing suburb of Detroit located a short drive from Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport. Ann Arbor is home the University of Michigan and features a unique mix of boutique shops, great food and university landmarks.