The birthplace of Motown Records and Ford is booming, with new restaurants, distilleries, and galleries breathing life into Detroit’s colorful past.
Take in Diego Rivera’s famous Detroit Industry Murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Marvel at the vastness and poignancy of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Fawn over Art Deco architecture that traces back to the Roaring Twenties. Stroll the Dequindre Cut, a greenway reminiscent of New York City’s High Line. Just don’t wait too long: The Motor City’s visitor count leapt from 14 million in 2013 to 19 million just a few years later, and The New York Times ranked it ninth in its Places to Go list in 2017.
America’s great comeback city is calling – and the world is answering.