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.
Fortunately, there are plenty of relatively inexpensive flights between San Antonio and Detroit on travel site Skyscanner.
Here’s a list of flights, hotels, restaurants and local attractions in Detroit to get you excited about your next excursion.
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Flight deals to Detroit
The cheapest flights between San Antonio and Detroit are if you leave on April 26 and return from Michigan on April 30. American Airlines currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $166.
There are also deals to be had in March. If you fly out of San Antonio on March 23 and return from Detroit on March 25, Delta can get you there and back for $278 roundtrip.
Top Detroit hotels
To plan your 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.)
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.)
Another 4.7-star option is The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit, which has rooms for $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.
Local restaurant picks
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.)
First, there's Slows Bar BQ, which has 4.8 stars from 22 reviews.
"If you love baby back ribs, this place serves them sliding off the bone," wrote Lou.
Green Dot Stables (2200 W. Lafayette Blvd.)
For a popular option, check out Green Dot Stables, which has an average of five stars out of six reviews on Skyscanner.
"Each slider, side, salad or dessert you order ranges from $2 to $3," wrote visitor Kenny.
New Parthenon Restaurant (547 Monroe Ave.)
If you're looking for a local favorite restaurant pick, head to New Parthenon Restaurant, with five stars from five reviews.
Public House (241 W. 9 Mile Road)
One more solid option is Public House, also with five stars from five reviews.
"This is a cute place that serves awesome sliders for a super low price," wrote Megan.
Featured 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.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Ave.)
First up is The Detroit Institute of Arts. It checks in with 4.7 stars out of 45 reviews.
The museum features over 60,000 pieces, including collections from America, Asia, Africa and Europe.
"A fantastic house of art and culture," wrote visitor Dj.
Ford Field (2000 Brush St.)
Then, there's Ford Field. It has 4.8 stars out of 18 reviews on Skyscanner.
Not a stranger to huge events, Detroit’s Ford Field hosted Super Bowl XL in 2006. Its maximum capacity ranges from 65,000 to 80,000 spectators, depending on the event.
The Henry Ford Museum (20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn)
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."
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