Attractions in Detroit
Hart Plaza is one of Detroit's most picturesque riverside parks. Located just minutes by foot from Joe Louis Arena, Hart Plaza is the perfect place to unwind, take a stroll, or just sit and watch the boats drift down the channel. The park boasts plenty of large shady trees and lush grass, which makes for the perfect picnic area. Hart Plaza is full of festivities and celebrations throughout the summer as it plays host to just about every festival that passes through town. In addition, the park has an outdoor ice skating rink during the winter as well as an amphitheater for concerts all year long.
This section of Detroit is home to the largest population of Greek settlers outside of Greece. If Greek culture, food and entertainment are what you crave, this district is sure to satisfy. Greek Town takes up about three city blocks on Monroe Avenue. It is a local's playground and a tourist's destination with the Greek Town Casino, hundreds of shops, dozens of bakeries and restaurants and classic Greek taverns. Be sure to check out Trapper's Alley, which is located in the middle of Greek Town for a great indoor shopping mall during those cold Michigan days.
Detroit Institute of Arts
This world-class museum has seen the likes of Vincent Van Gogh, Renoir, Matisse, Picasso, and so many other greats pass through its halls. The building itself is magnificent in its grandeur and European design. Detroit is proud of its vibrant and rich arts scene with the Detroit Institute of Arts as its flagship.
See the famous Detroit Tigers battle it out with the New York Yankees right on their home turf. This open-air stadium has become a centerpiece of Detroit's sports scene since its opening day in April 2000. Comerica Park is ideally located right in the center of the gentrified downtown area and is easily accessible by freeway or bus.
Second City Detroit
See improv comedy at its best at the Detroit venue of the iconic Second City Performance Troupe. This is where some of the biggest names in comedy got their start. Many of the now-famous comics stop back by this theatre to join in on evening's performances and celebrations. Laugh till your sides hurt and then unwind next door at one of the many little bars and nightclubs that sprinkle this historic part of Detroit.