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Escape from Oklahoma City to Detroit on a budget

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By Hoodline - Published on May 14, 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 regular, relatively inexpensive flights between Oklahoma City 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.

(Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in the articles may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions. Prices and availability are subject to change.)

Cheapest Detroit flights

The cheapest flights between Oklahoma City and Detroit are if you leave on Aug. 10 and return from Michigan on Aug. 14. Delta currently has roundtrip tickets for $267.

There are also deals to be had in July. If you fly out of Oklahoma City on July 10 and return from Detroit on July 13, United can get you there and back for $285 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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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.)

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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, near Campus Martius Park, Joe Louis Arena and the GM Renaissance Center.

The Atheneum (1000 Brush Ave.)

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A third option is The Atheneum. The 4.7-star hotel has rooms for $129/night.

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

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.  

"If you love baby back ribs, this place serves them sliding off the bone," wrote visitor Lou.

Green Dot Stables (2200 W. Lafayette Blvd.)

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For another popular option, check out the Green Dot Stables, with five stars from six reviews.

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

Public House (241 W. 9 Mile Road)

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One more solid 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 Megan. 

Top Detroit attractions

Not sure what to do in Detroit, besides eat and drink? Here are a few recommendations, provided by Skyscanner.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Ave.)

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First up is The Detroit Institute of Arts, 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.)

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Greenfield Village is another popular destination, located in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn. It has 4.8 stars from 11 reviews.

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

Detroit Science Center (5020 John R St.)

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Lastly, consider checking out the Detroit Science Center, with 4.8 stars from five reviews.

"The gem here is the IMAX dome theater, in which the screen surrounds the entire audience for the ultimate 3D entertainment experience," wrote Amanda.

This story was created automatically using flight, hotel, and local attractions data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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