Travel from Charlotte to Detroit on the cheap

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.

It’s more doable than you think. According to travel site Skyscanner, there are plenty of flights from Charlotte to Detroit in the next few months, and the prices aren't too shabby.

So if you're looking for a change of scenery, here are some deals to put on your to-do list. 

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Cheapest Detroit flights

Currently, the cheapest flights between Charlotte and Detroit are if you leave on March 30 and return from Michigan on April 3. Delta currently has roundtrip tickets for $229.

There are also deals to be had in April. If you fly out of Charlotte on April 30 and return from Detroit on May 4, jetBlue can get you there and back for $349 roundtrip.

Top Detroit hotels

Regarding where to stay, here are two of Detroit’s top-rated hotels, that we selected from Skyscanner's listings based on price and customer satisfaction.

The MotorCity Casino Hotel (2901 Grand River Ave.)

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For an all-around top recommendation, consider The MotorCity Casino Hotel. The hotel has a 4.7-star rating on Skyscanner, and rooms are currently available for $178. This Detroit casino hotel is near the Masonic Temple and the Fox Theatre.

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit (1114 Washington Blvd.)

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Another 4.7-star option is The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. Rooms are currently set at $179/night.

This hotel is located close to the airport. Attractions in the neighborhood include Campus Martius Park, Joe Louis Arena and the GM Renaissance Center.

Top picks for dining and drinking

Don't miss Detroit's food scene, with plenty of popular spots to get your fill of local cuisine. Here are a few of the top-rated eateries from Skyscanner's listings.

Slows Bar BQ (2138 Michigan Ave.)

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Let's start with the basics: where to get barbecue. For a popular option, check out Slows Bar BQ, which has an average of 4.8 stars out of 22 reviews on Skyscanner. 

"Now if you love baby back ribs, Slows has ribs that come sliding off the bone. So juicy. [You] need to try, it's so good," wrote visitor Lou.

Green Dot Stables (2200 W. Lafayette Blvd.)

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Another well-loved spot is Green Dot Stables, with five stars from six reviews.

"The menu of Green Dot Stables is very eclectic," wrote reviewer 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."

New Parthenon Restaurant (547 Monroe Ave.)

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One of Detroit's most popular restaurants is 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."

Top Detroit attractions

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

The Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Ave.)

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First up is 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 over 60,000 pieces, including collections from America, Asia, Africa and Europe.

"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 USA."

Greenfield Village (20900 Oakwood Blvd.)

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Finally, spend some time at Greenfield Village, located in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.

"Great place to spend the day learning about history," wrote visitor Yvonne. "Lots of demos on glass blowing, pottery making, weaving, machinery, etc. My favorite was Edison's workshop and also all the Model T cars driving around. A great family place."


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