A Little Closer to Home | The Renaissance of Detroit

Of course, nothing matches international travel for the breadth of cultural and culinary offerings. But adventure is also a state of mind, which allows for wonderful trips to happen anywhere, including the Midwest. In this spirit, Detroit (yes, our once booming automobile capital and national music landmark) is a place to go. The reason why: This is a city where creative juices are flowing and there is a vibrant urban scene. Recently out of bankruptcy, it is attracting creative young professionals and entrepreneurs who are bound and determined to see their new home thrive. And it’s working, evidenced by the hip and sophisticated new restaurants (see recommendations below), shops and art galleries. There are also wonderful attractions that are some of our nation’s treasures. Here are some must-see places on your next visit:

    • Detroit Institute of Arts: This art museum is truly world-class. One of the most popular sites is a cycle of murals depicting the automobile industry by the Mexican artist Diego Rivera.
    • Greenfield Village/The Henry Ford: This vast indoor and outdoor museum contains Henry Ford’s personal historic objects, along with antique machinery, automobiles, locomotives and other modern artifacts.
    • Detroit Historical Museum: Cobblestone streets and antique cars provide a history of the Motor City.


Here are some restaurants to try: