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 Minneapolis 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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Flight deals to Detroit
Currently, the cheapest flights between Minneapolis and Detroit are if you leave on June 4 and return from Michigan on June 8. Spirit Airlines currently has tickets for $119, roundtrip.
There are also deals to be had later in June. If you fly out of Minneapolis on June 29 and return from Detroit on July 1, Spirit Airlines can get you there and back for $134 roundtrip.
Top Detroit hotels
To plan your stay, here are two of Detroit’s top-rated hotels, according to Skyscanner, that we selected based on price, proximity to things to do and customer satisfaction.
The MotorCity Casino Hotel (2901 Grand River Ave.)
If you're looking to treat yourself, 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 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.
Featured Detroit food and drink
Detroit has plenty of top-notch dining options. Here are a few of the most popular, according to Skyscanner.
Slows Bar BQ (2138 Michigan Ave.)
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.
"If you love baby back ribs, this spot serves them sliding off the bone," wrote visitor Lou.
Public House (241 W. 9 Mile Road)
Next, there's 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 Megan.
New Parthenon Restaurant (547 Monroe Ave.)
If you're looking for a local favorite restaurant pick, head to the New Parthenon Restaurant, with five stars from five reviews.
"As a former Detroiter, this is a place I love to visit when I come back," wrote Richard.
Top Detroit attractions
Not sure what to do in Detroit, besides eat and drink? Here are two top recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Ave.)
First up is The Detroit Institute of Arts. It checks in with 4.7 stars from 45 reviews.
Visit the Detroit Institute of Arts for a chance to immerse yourself in artwork and robust collections. The museum features over 60,000 pieces including collections from America, Asia, Africa and Europe.
Greenfield Village (20900 Oakwood Blvd.)
Then, there's the Greenfield Village, in the nearby suburb of Dearborn, with 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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