9 New Attractions to Check out in Revitalized Detroit
Campus Martius Park
Since 2004, Campus Martius Park has been slowly but surely revitalizing the heart of downtown Detroit. With year-round events and seven different dining options, the park functions as both a meeting place and entertainment hub. No matter what season you visit, there are always plenty of things to do.
You’ll find ice skating in the winter and outdoor concerts in the summer, but the real highlight of the park is its urban beach. Enjoy a unique lounge experience with your toes in the sand and a margarita in hand, surrounded not by ocean, but by high rises, skyscrapers and bustling city life.
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The Dequindre Cut Greenway
While it was once a part of the Grand Trunk railway line, now you can run, bike, skate or walk the Dequindre Cut Greenway. A 2.5-mile recreational path — that just had a recent expansion — the Dequindre Cut provides a safe thoroughfare for pedestrians and non-motorized traffic.
Explore downtown Detroit from Eastern Market to the Detroit River amid lush greenery and urban street art. Benches line the pathway, allowing you to stop for a snack or just to rest up a bit. There are even bike rentals available through Wheelhouse Detroit, a bike shop that offers tours around the city and along the Dequindre Cut.
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The District Detroit
Detroit’s Midtown district recently enjoyed a huge face-lift with the creation of an impressive entertainment complex. The District Detroit encompasses three separate sports venues, including one that doubles as a concert arena. Six smaller music venues like The Fillmore and Fox Theatre are also nearby, surrounded by a slew of upscale bars and eateries in converted, historic buildings.
Although it functions as an inclusive neighborhood to live, work and play in, The District is poised to serve as Detroit’s newest (and hippest) tourist attraction.