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Updated: February 17, 2021

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Metro Detroit covers nearly 2,000 square miles, a vast patchwork of incredibly varied neighborhoods. We’ve primarily focused on central Detroit, where most of the region’s biggest attractions are concentrated. Though it’s been through hard times in recent decades, Detroit is now a city on the rise, with artists, small-batch producers, breweries and community gardens springing up in between abandoned buildings and grassed-over lots.

Though Downtown Detroit is the traditional heart of the city and home to its major stadiums and nightlife, Detroit’s premier museum’s lie in Midtown (with Motown Records in nearby New Center). Neighborhoods like Eastern Market and Corktown, just outside Downtown, are becoming eating and drinking destinations in their own right.

While it’s relatively easy to explore Downtown on foot, the People Mover elevated train makes a loop around all the main sights, while the QLine Streetcar runs up Woodward Avenue to Midtown. Though buses fan out beyond here to other neighborhoods, it’s easier and faster to take taxis (easily available) or drive to explore the rest of the city. Detroit is much safer than it used to be, but solo travelers should avoid public transport at night.

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