Almost everyone knows the story of Detroit, from boomtown to bust. But something new and exciting is happening, as a new generation of younger, creative people help to get the city back on its feet. It’s well worth a visit now to see the magic in action.
In terms of the weather, the best time to book flights to Detroit is between April and June, and then again between August to October. That’s when temperatures are warm but mild, so you can escape extremes of hot and cold. It also means you can avoid the worst of the crowds.
The busiest month for tourists is July, and prices for flights and hotels will be more expensive during this month. Winter is the quietest season, with low temperatures and snowfall making it harder to get around. .
Orbitz can help you to find cheaper flights to Detroit at any time of year. Here are some tips to maximize your search options.
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There are numerous direct flights to Detroit Michigan from US destinations.
Detroit flights land at Detroit Metro Airport, which is also known as Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport. It’s a major hub for both domestic and international flights and one of the busiest in the US. It’s located about 21 miles from downtown Detroit and cabs between the two cost around $40.
For more affordable travel, you can catch the SMART bus route 125, which takes about 90 minutes and will set you back around $1.50.
Direct Detroit flights are available from a number of different carriers.
Detroit is spread out over a large area, which makes it very suitable for having a rental car during your stay. The city has one of the US’s most modern freeway systems and there are good parking options downtown. If you’re just visiting the city center, then you can get around on foot or by bike but you may be limited to how far you can travel.
There is an elevated rail network, running in a three-mile loop around the downtown. But if you really want to cover the whole city, you’re better off taking the bus. The SMART system covers much of the suburban area, and tickets are affordable at just $1.50 for a single fare.
Detroit has a musical heritage that few other cities on the planet can match. In fact, the so-called Motor City gave its name to a whole genre of its own: Motown. The studios that put this music on the map are now a museum, where you can see all the original equipment used to record countless timeless classics.
Of course, Detroit is also known for its cars, with the iconic Model T churned out in their millions from the assembly lines. The Model T Automotive Heritage Complex details how all this was achieved.
There are plenty of architectural monuments too, in the form of the Fox Theater and GM Renaissance Center.
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