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Here are a few of our most popular Detroit resorts:

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    Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel

    The comfort of Novi and the excitement of the nearby city is ideal for your next vacation.

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    The Westin Southfield Detroit

    Minutes from downtown and local attractions including Joe Louis Arena, The Henry Ford and Comerica Park.

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    Caesars Windsor

    Caesars Windsor combines modern luxury with timeless elegance.

Things to do in Detriot, MI

  • Motown Museum

    Legendary producer and music mogul Berry Gordy founded Motown Records in 1959 the first headquarters at 2648 Grand Boulevard came to be known as Hitsville U.S.A. That headquarters, a former photographers studio, is now home to the Motown Museum. A testament to the talent, legacy, popularity, and timelessness of the Motown sound, the Museum pays tribute to the music makers and their tunes. The Museum recently broke ground on a $50 million expansion. Visit “Hitsville U.S.A.” for a big hit on your next chart-topping Detriot vacation package from Southwest Vacations.
  • Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

    Step inside a museum where America’s greatest minds and their innovative contributions to history are on display to inspire the imagination and innovation of future generations. Pilot your way through aviation innovation with the Wright brothers. See where Rosa Parks took a stand for civil rights by taking a seat as you step inside the bus where she made history! Enter the circular Dymaxion House of Buckminster Fuller and make yourself at home. Other attractions connected to the Henry Ford Museum include the Ford Rogue Factory Tour, Giant Screen Experience, and Greenfield Village.
  • Belle Isle

    Belle Isle Park, is on the 932-acre island known as Belle Isle, an island and several surrounding inlets, in the Detroit River. Belle Isle Park is home to Belle Isle Aquarium, a conservatory, a nature center, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum, a municipal golf course, the James Scott Memorial Fountain, monuments, a Coast Guard station, and a half-mile swimming beach. An adjacent island, connected by the Belle Isle bridge is home to the Detriot Yacht Club. Visitors can make an eventful and fun-filled day trip to this unique island with various monuments and attractions.

Family activities in Detroit, MI

  • Michigan Science Center

    The Michigan Science Center, MiSci as it is affectionally known, is a fun, hands-on museum that means to inspire curiosity and creativity in the minds of young and old to discover, appreciate, and explore Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S.T.E.M.) Discover something new every month, at MiSci, as it hosts a 4D theater, lab activities, live stage shows a Planetarium, and 250+ hands-on exhibits. Be sure to take the kids to MiSci as part of your next Detroit vacation package with Southwest Vacations.
  • Detroit Zoo

    The Detroit Zoo sits on 125 acres of natural animal habitats for more than 228 species made up of 2,600 various animals. Major attractions draw annual crowds to Arctic Ring of Life, Australian Outback Adventure, Great Apes of Harambee, Holden Reptile Conservation Center, and Butterfly Garden, National Amphibian Conservation Center, and Polk Penguin Conservation Center. Other exhibits include a 4-D Theater, Korman Tadpole Playventure, Rackham Fountain, Spongebob Jelly Rescue Simulator Ride, Science on a Sphere, and Tauber Family Railroad.
  • Comerica Park

    Even out of season, Comerica Park, home of the Detriot Lions baseball club, is a hot spot tourist destination with an ornate carousel, featuring two chariots and 30 hand-painted tigers and the Fly Ball Ferris wheel. The park is also home to “liquid fireworks,” a mammoth choreographed water feature set to music. A pedestrian museum that takes visitors through a decade-by-decade “Walk of Fame” historical tour and six unique sculptures paying tribute to some Tiger all-time greats. So even if you are not in town during the season, the ballpark is a fun place to experience.

Nightlife and entertainment in Detroit, MI

  • Fine dining

    Detroit has been labeled a foodie paradise in recent years. The culinary scene is on the come-up with restaurants dishing out a variety of delectable delights like oxtail tacos, crispy cornered Detroit-style pizza, and the Avengers favorite post-battle meal juicy, savory shawarma. Visit the canal-filled neighborhood that is home to Trinidadian cuisine headquarters Norma G’s. Dig in at Morrow restaurant and butcher shop where offal is anything but awful. London Chophouse is the finest in fine dining. Rose’s Fine Food for updated twists on classic diner fare and Sister Pie for the best-baked bites and deserts. Book a Detroit vacation package with Southwest Vacations today!
  • Club/dancing

    Dance after dusk in downtown Detroit at Exodus Rooftop, indoor and outdoor lounge with D.J.’s that bring the dance floor to life. 5th Ave is a bi-level sports bar during the week that morphs into a lively dance spot by weekend D.J.s. Find your dance, pop, and hip-hop groove at Marble Bar. Get your high octane injection of E.D.M. at Magic Stick, which also hosts a rock venue, multiple levels and bars, and V.I.P. areas. For a truly different experience, one might gravitate to psychedelic club Deluxx Fluxx.
  • Out & about in downtown Detriot

    Shop ‘til you drop at indie boutique shops and chain department stores. Visit Campus Martius Park in summer for the man-made beach or the winter ice rink, but warm or frigid the parking is brimming with food trucks to sate your appetite. Comerica Park, where the Detriot Lines play, is a tourist attraction in and out of season. The historic, elaborately adorned Fox Theater hosts musicals, live performances, and concerts. While diners can find breakfast diners, low-key lunch counters, high-end steak and seafood, dive bars, and cocktail lounges.

The Motor City is one of the Midwest’s most exciting destinations. Automobile enthusiasts will definitely want to visit the Henry Ford Museum, while sports lovers can take in exciting live professional sports action at Comerica Park and Ford Field. Head to Greektown for the city’s best food and nightlife or hop over to Woodward Avenue for live theater. Your Detroit vacation package is sure to keep you busy.