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4 Reasons To Stay Local In Detroit

Detroit is a bustling city with incredible, art, eateries and activities. Check out this guide on how to experience Detroit like a local.

Detroit is filled with culture, art, and plenty of entertaining activities that will keep you busy. While some may think visiting this city may be underwhelming, it’s quite the opposite! Use this guide to make the most out of your stay in Detroit.

Dive into the Cultural Diversity

Dive into the Cultural Diversity

Located along Monroe Ave between Brush and St. Antoine street you’ll find a lively neighborhood referred to as Greek Town. Greek town was home to Greek immigrants in the 20th century and is now filled with tons of restaurants, casinos, and bars. Enjoy an authentic Greek dining experience at The Pegasus Taverna while indulging on imported feta cheese, delicious gyro, kebabs, and more.

Craving some bona fide Mexican food? Get a taste of authentic Mexican flavors at one of the many restaurants in Mexican Town. Known as one of Detroit’s most vibrant communities, this town offers a little piece of Mexico right in Detroit with plenty of ethnic shops and businesses. Stop by Los Galanes, a local favorite for tacos, burritos, fajitas, and tons of other Mexican favorites.

 

Catch a Game

Catch a Game

Detroit has tons of professional sports teams. Kick back at a baseball game and watch the Tigers play at Comerica Park while enjoying a great atmosphere, quality food, and even craft beers.  See an ice hockey game and watch the Red Wings play at the new and exciting Little Caesar’s Arena.  While you’re here be sure to check out the Detroit Legends mural, the Biergarten, and the Red Wings Statues. If you’re a football fan catch a Lions game at Ford Field. Head to Pride Plaza for some pregame tailgating activities.

Discover the Arts

Discover the Arts

Detroit Institute of Arts: Located in the Cultural Center Historic District, this museum is known for having one of the largest art collections in the U.S. The museum has over 100 different galleries with art from all over the world. While you’re here, check out “Detroit Industry” which is a huge mural that was done by Diego Rivera’s. When your done exploring the galleries enjoy Kresge Court which is an inner courtyard and café.

Explore Belle Isle Park

Explore Belle Isle Park

Head to Belle Isle Park which is a little island that has tons of family fun activities. Stop by the Nature Zoo which is home to over 19 species Michigan wildlife or the aquarium which happens to be the oldest aquarium in the U.S. Also check out the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory which is also the oldest continually running conservatory in the U.S. Here you can see all types of beautiful plants including tropical trees, cacti and succulents, and more.

Whether your exploring museums, chowing down on authentic cuisine or cheering on your favorite team at a game stay local with IVH for an unforgettable trip to the Motor City.

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