Escape from Phoenix to Detroit on a budget

At the heart of the Great Lakes region, Detroit was one of Conde Nast's must-visit destinations for 2018. Not only is Detroit known as a leader of American industry, the city's diverse communities also boast major contributions to music, art and architecture. Detroit was the first U.S. city to be named a "City of Design" by UNESCO, and is known as the home of Motown Records and the birthplace of techno. The city also offers many historic museums and arts institutions.

Whether you’re trying to escape ASAP or you’re looking to plan ahead based on the cheapest fares, take a look at these forthcoming flights between Phoenix and Detroit, which we pulled from travel site Skyscanner.

We've also included popular hotels, restaurants and attractions in Detroit to get you started on planning your ideal getaway.

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Cheapest Detroit flights

Currently, the cheapest flights between Phoenix and Detroit are if you leave on March 1 and return from Michigan on March 5. Spirit Airlines currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $217.

There are also deals to be had in May. If you fly out of Phoenix on May 10 and return from Detroit on May 12, Spirit Airlines can get you there and back for $270 roundtrip.

Top Detroit hotels

To plan your accommodations, here are some of Detroit’s top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do and customer satisfaction.

The Atheneum (1000 Brush Ave.)

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For an all-around top recommendation, consider The Atheneum. The hotel has a 4.7-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $129.

Located in Downtown Detroit, this family-friendly hotel sits near Campus Martius Park, the GM Renaissance Center and Ford Field. 

The MotorCity Casino Hotel (2901 Grand River Ave.)

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Another 4.7-star option is The MotorCity Casino Hotel, which has rooms for $178/night.

This casino hotel is located near the Masonic Temple and the Fox Theatre.

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit (1114 Washington Blvd.)

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If you're looking to treat yourself, try The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. The 4.7-star hotel has rooms for $179/night.

This hotel is also located close to the airport. 

Top picks for dining and drinking

Detroit has plenty of top-notch dining options. Here are a few of the most popular, according to Skyscanner.

Green Dot Stables (2200 W. Lafayette Blvd.)

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For a popular option, check out Green Dot Stables, which has an average of five stars out of six reviews on Skyscanner.

"The menu of Green Dot Stables is very eclectic," wrote visitor Kenny. "This can lead to a fun meal of trying things you may not have considered normally, such as one of my favorites the Korean slider, which includes kimchi and peanut butter."

Public House (241 W. 9 Mile Road)

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Another popular option is Public House, with five stars from five reviews.

"Cute little place that serves awesome sliders for a super low price," wrote reviewer Megan. "If you know what's good for ya, you'll get at least three sandwiches!"

New Parthenon Restaurant (547 Monroe Ave.)

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If you're looking for a local favorite restaurant pick, head to New Parthenon Restaurant.

"As a former Detroiter, this is a place I love to visit when I come back," wrote Richard. "This is my favorite place to go in Greektown!"

Slows Bar BQ (2138 Michigan Ave.)

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Finally, there's Slows Bar BQ.

"Now, if you love baby back ribs, Slows has ribs that come sliding off the bone ... It's so good," wrote Lou.

Top Detroit attractions

Detroit is also full of sites to visit and explore. Here are some popular attractions to round out your trip, again from Skyscanner's listings.

Ford Field (2000 Brush St.)

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First up is Ford Field.

Not a stranger to huge events, Detroit’s Ford Field hosted Super Bowl XL in 2006 to a stadium chock full of football fans. Its maximum capacity ranges from 65,000 to 80,000 spectators — depending on the sporting event — and the stadium often hosts concerts, banquets and corporate events, as well. Constructed of steel and glass, Ford Field rises prominently in Detroit’s downtown entertainment district.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Ave.)

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Then, there's The Detroit Institute of Arts.

Visit the Detroit Institute of Arts for a chance to immerse yourself in beautiful artwork and robust collections. The museum features more than 60,000 pieces, including collections from Asia, Africa and Europe. 

The performing arts also enjoy a place in this museum with a large collection of memorabilia and production items covering more than 100 years of performing art history.

"What a fantastic house of art and culture," wrote visitor Dj. "This has to be one of the most unique and special museums in the U.S. A must stop for all visiting or living in Detroit."

The Henry Ford Museum (20900 Oakwood Blvd.)

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Lastly, consider checking out The Henry Ford Museum.

Surround yourself with a vast collection of items of historical significance at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The building is packed with exciting exhibits featuring themes that range from early aviation to famous inventions. Stand next to a 50-ton Gothic steam engine, Abraham Lincoln's rocking chair or one of George Washington's camp beds. Car-related pieces include Ronald Reagan's limousine and the last known 1896 Duryea model.

"When you visit the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, you will come away with a memorable experience that will last a lifetime," wrote visitor Steve. "This historical timecapsule has an inventory of antique automobiles, from the early days of the automobile to the Ford Edsall of the 1950s."