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Sponsored: Detroit. It’s GO time.™

It’s an amazing time to visit Detroit. Infused with a renewed energy and vitality, The D has been transformed with new boutique hotels, big-name shopping, inventive restaurants and thriving local businesses. 

With so much to see and do, Lonely Planet named Detroit number two in the world “Best In Travel 2018 Top Cities.”

It’s get comfortable time.
Fortune recently observed: "Hoteliers of all types have taken a shining to the Motor City." Notable boutique hotels include the exquisite Aloft Detroit at The David Whitney, Detroit Foundation Hotel located in the historic former Detroit Fire Department Headquarters and the Trumbull & Porter in bustling Corktown. Opening soon are The Siren Hotel in the 1926 art deco Wurlitzer building, Shinola Hotel located on thriving Woodward Avenue, and Element Detroit, in the Neo-Gothic Metropolitan Building built in 1925. Luxury suburban properties include the historic Dearborn Inn, elegant Royal Park Hotel and upscale The Townsend Hotel.

It’s dinner time.
Breakfast, lunch and snack time, too. A growing foodie hotspot, Food Network says, “The food scene is making it a must-visit.” Whet your appetite on everything from international tastes to inventive cuisine to iconic Coney dogs. One to experience is The Apparatus Room, located in the Detroit Foundation Hotel, offering world-class cuisine from Michigan-born and Michelin star-winning chef, Thomas Lent.

It’s shop-play-and-culture time.
Detroit’s lively, walkable downtown is flush with shopping including Carhartt®, Shinola®, Nike®, John Varvatos™ and Lululemon. In the nearby suburbs, Great Lakes Crossing Outlets is the state’s largest outlet center, with more than 185 stores, restaurants and it is home to Legoland Discovery Center Michigan and Sea Life Michigan Aquarium. Outstanding world-class attractions include Detroit Institute of Arts: its collection is among the top in the U.S. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History houses the world’s largest permanent exhibit on African American culture and The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation showcases past innovations in forward-thinking ways.

It’s game time.
Catch a spectacular view of the Detroit skyline from Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers. The open-air ballpark boasts a carousel and Ferris wheel for fans to ride along with a deliciously eclectic selection of food. Comerica Park has also hosted some of the biggest bands in rock ‘n’ roll. The QLine modern streetcar system is a convenient way to get around, connecting Comerica Park with downtown and other area attractions.

It’s golf-and-get-outdoors time.
Outdoor adventures abound in The D. Hit the links at Palmer Park Golf Course, conveniently located right in the city. The premier Fieldstone Golf Course and Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center are about a 30-minute drive away. Explore zip lines and obstacle courses at The Adventure Park at West Bloomfield, rent a kayak at Detroit’s Belle Isle State Park or stroll the four-mile RiverWalk along the Detroit River.

It’s Detroit’s time to shine and time to experience it for yourself. Detroit. It’s GO time. Start planning your trip at visitdetroit.com.