Cheap flights from Jacksonville to Detroit, and what to do once you're there

Cheap flights from Jacksonville to Detroit, and what to do once you're there
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By Hoodline - Published on April 26, 2019.

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.

Thankfully, there are plenty of relatively inexpensive flights between Jacksonville and Detroit. We pulled from travel site Skyscanner to provide you with a short list of flights and hotels handpicked with the trendy adventurer in mind.

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Flight deals to Detroit

The cheapest flights between Jacksonville and Detroit are if you leave on May 2 and return from Michigan on May 4. Spirit Airlines currently has roundtrip tickets for $102.

There are also deals to be had later in May. If you fly out of Jacksonville on May 31 and return from Detroit on June 2, Spirit Airlines can get you there and back for $110 roundtrip.

Top Detroit hotels

To plan your stay, here are some 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. It's located near the Masonic Temple and 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.

Attractions in the neighborhood include Joe Louis Arena and the GM Renaissance Center.

The Atheneum (1000 Brush Ave.)

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If you're looking for an inexpensive place to stay, try The Atheneum. The 4.7-star hotel has rooms for $129/night.  

Featured Detroit food and drink

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. Each slider, side, salad or dessert you order ranges from $2 to $3," wrote visitor Kenny.  

Public House (241 W. 9 Mile Road)

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

"This is a cute little place that serves awesome sliders for a super low price," wrote reviewer Megan.  

New Parthenon Restaurant (547 Monroe Ave.)

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One of Detroit's most popular restaurants is the New Parthenon Restaurant, with five stars from five reviews.

"This is my favorite place to go in Greektown! As others have mentioned, the best starting dish is flaming cheese," wrote Richard.   

Top Detroit attractions

To round out your trip, Detroit offers plenty of popular attractions worth visiting. Here are two top recommendations, based on Skyscanner's descriptions and reviews.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Ave.)

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First up is The Detroit Institute of Arts. It has 4.7 stars from 45 reviews. 

The museum features over 60,000 pieces including collections from America, Asia, Africa and Europe. 

Greenfield Village (20900 Oakwood Blvd.)

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Then, there's Greenfield Village in nearby Dearborn. It has 4.8 stars from 11 reviews. 

"This is a great place to spend the day learning about history," wrote visitor Yvonne. 

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