Things to do in Detroit

Detroit – a modern city filled with great history

Detroit is an up-and-coming city in the USA. This beautiful city, full of high rise buildings, is where technological advancement constantly takes place and complements the historical past charm of the city.


Things to do in Detroit

Detroit is a major city located in Michigan state, USA and because of its size and location there is a lot of fun stuff to enjoy and things to do in Detroit when on vacation.


Detroit Opera House

If you are a lover of creativity and arts, you have to visit the Detroit Opera House, where you can have a chance to experience great performances by local and international artists.


Detroit Zoo

Also, you can drop by the city zoo so you can catch a glimpse of the different species of animals including polar bears and chimpanzees.


Detroit Science Center

Get in touch with your scientific side by going to the Detroit science center. You can learn more about space, nutrition and other interesting topics in this child-friendly science center.


Run Detroit Marathon

During your stay in this metropolitan city, you can get a good workout by participating in the annual marathon. This marathon is joined by runners from all over the world.


Visit Detroit Auto Show – NAIAS

If you are a car enthusiast, don’t miss your chance to view spectacular models of rare cars at the auto show known as the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). Read more about the Detroit Auto Show here.


When to go to Detroit

A choice time to visit Detroit is during the summer season, between May to September, when temperatures range from 21-27 ºC (70-80 ºF). This is a great time to visit the city in the best weather condition. The weather is lovely during April and October as well.

The winter season is between October to February, with average temperatures ranging from –7-–1 ºC (20-30 ºF). If you are looking forward to joining in the marathon, plan your trip in October.


When to visit Detroit if you want to visit Detroit Auto Show

The Detroit auto show is usually organized in January, which happens to be during the city’s off-peak season. There are fewer travelers during this period and you might get some good deals on your accommodation.


Things to do in Detroit


Detroit Facts

Population681 090
CountryUnited States of America (USA)
CurrencyUS Dollar
AirportDetroit Metro Wayne Co, United States (DTW)

Detroit average temperatures

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Detroit Opera House

Located on 1526 Broadway Street near the Grand Circus Park this ornate opera house, founded in 1922, has had performances by some of the most popular opera singers in the world including Italian opera guru Laciano Pavarotti. If you are planning to visit the Detroit Opera House we recommend that you take the subway to Grand Circus Park People Mover Station and take a walk in the famous park before you make your way towards the adjacent opera house.

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Detroit Marathon

The Detroit Marathon is unique in the way that it traverses two countries as runners make their way both through the border at Ambassador Bridge and also the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel to the Canadian city of Windsor. You will also visit the Belle Isle making your way across the MacArthur Bridge. Apart from the main marathon route you also have the choice of a U.S only half-marathon and an international half-marathon. Experience not only one but two cities in this great urban marathon!

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Golf in Detroit

There are quite a few public courses in Detroit, and even more if you cross the border to Windsor, the neighbouring Canadian city. In Detroit, some of the best public courses include the beginner friendly Chandler Park Golf Course and the Palmer Park Golf Course, a straightforward course but with a challenging back nine. If 9 holes are enough for you, you can visit the beautiful Belle Isle in the middle of the Detroit River to play on Belle Isle Golf Course.

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Water Parks in Detroit - Splash around at Cedar Point

Detroit does not have any full-blown water parks in the city, instead they have combined amusement and water parks. Cedar Point is one of them and it is a big favorite among Detroiters. The other one is Michigan’s Adventure, it is like a younger and less known cousin to the first one. Both parks are good options when looking for a fun-filled day together with a group of friends or your family!

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Theme Parks in Detroit - Fun for daredevils at Cedar Point

Detroit has a lot of theme parks nearby. Cedar Point is a combined amusement and water park and a favorite to many Detroiters. Simply a great place for a fun family day. Michigan’s Adventure is also a combined amusement and water park, it offers you a lot of big and scary rides that suits perfect for the daredevils. Other good parks you can find nearby are Marineland and King’s Island.

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