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How to travel from Memphis to Detroit on the cheap

How to travel from Memphis to Detroit on the cheap
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By Hoodline - Published on May 30, 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.

Whether you’re trying to jet set ASAP or you’re looking to plan your travels around upcoming deals, take a look at these forthcoming flights between Memphis and Detroit, which we pulled from travel site Skyscanner.

We've also included popular hotels, restaurants and attractions in Detroit to get you excited about your next excursion. (Prices and availability are current as of publication and subject to change.)

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Flight deals to Detroit

The cheapest flights between Memphis and Detroit are if you leave on Aug. 2 and return from Michigan on Aug. 4. American Airlines currently has roundtrip, nonstop tickets for $225.

There are also deals to be had in July. If you fly out of Memphis on July 4 and return from Detroit on July 7, American Airlines can get you there and back for $265 roundtrip.

Top Detroit hotels

To plan your stay, 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 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.

This family-friendly hotel is near Campus Martius Park, the GM Renaissance Center and Ford Field. 

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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Another 4.7-star option is The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit. Rooms are currently set at $179/night.

"The Westin Book Cadillac is an iconic hotel that embodies Detroit’s revolution. The Book Cadillac building was built in a neo-classical style ... the hotel rooms are luxurious and comfortable, featuring the heavenly bed, which is standard across all Westin properties," wrote Samantha.

Featured Detroit food and drink

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.

Green Dot Stables (2200 W. Lafayette Blvd.)

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For a popular option, check out the 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 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. 

Slows Bar BQ (2138 Michigan Ave.)

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For another popular option, check out Slows Bar BQ, with 4.8 stars from 22 reviews.

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

Featured local 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.

Greenfield Village (20900 Oakwood Blvd.)

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Located in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, Greenfield Village is another popular destination, with 4.8 stars from 11 reviews.

"This is a great place to spend the day learning about history. Lots of demos of glass blowing, pottery making, weaving, machinery, etc. My favorite was Edison's workshop and also all the Model T cars driving around. A great family place," wrote visitor Yvonne.  

The Detroit Institute of Arts (5200 Woodward Ave.)

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


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