Exploring the best of Detroit, with cheap flights from Louisville

Exploring the best of Detroit, with cheap flights from Louisville
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By Hoodline - Published on May 02, 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.

It’s more doable than you think. According to travel site Skyscanner, there are plenty of flights from Louisville 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 Louisville and Detroit are if you leave on June 6 and return from Michigan on June 8. Delta currently has tickets for $237, roundtrip.

Delta also has tickets at that price point in July. If you fly out of Louisville on July 11 and return from Detroit on July 13, Delta can get you there and back for $237 roundtrip.

Top Detroit hotels

To plan your accommodations, here are some 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.)

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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 Fox Theatre.

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit (1114 Washington Blvd.)

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If you're looking to treat yourself, there's The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. With a 4.7-star rating on Skyscanner, the hotel is one of the most luxurious in the city. Rooms are currently listed for $179/night.  

The Atheneum (1000 Brush Ave.)

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Another 4.7-star option is The Atheneum. Rooms are currently set at $129/night.

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

Featured Detroit food and drink

If you're looking to snag a bite at one of Detroit's many quality eateries, here are two popular culinary destinations from Skyscanner's listings that will help keep you satiated.

Green Dot Stables (2200 W. Lafayette Blvd.)

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

"The menu at Green Dot Stables is very eclectic. Each slider, side, salad or dessert you get ranges from $2 to $3," wrote reviewer Kenny. 

Slows Bar BQ (2138 Michigan Ave.)

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Craving barbecue? 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.

What to see and do in Detroit

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

Greenfield Village (20900 Oakwood Blvd.)

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Also, consider checking out Greenfield Village, located in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn. It checks in with 4.8 stars from 11 reviews on Skyscanner. 

"This is a great place to spend the day learning about history. My favorite part was Edison's workshop," wrote visitor Yvonne.  

Detroit Science Center (5020 John R St.)

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Finally, visit the Detroit Science Center. It checks in with 9.5 stars out of eight reviews on Skyscanner.

"It’s not your typical museum, you can actually do stuff, as in hands-on interactive exhibits dealing with everything from life science to space," wrote visitor Amanda. 

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