Explore our city

A huge urban redevelopment movement is taking place in Detroit. The new influx of people and ideas into the area means there is always something new to explore. Detroit has the look and feel of a big city when it comes to things to see and do, but it's the community spirit of a much smaller town that makes the city unique. Come visit us and explore everything the city has to offer.

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Dining

With its wide variety of choices, Detroit’s food scene is one of the best in the world. Anything from a world famous coney dog to a gourmet meal is available just around the corner. Whether you choose to travel outside the city limits or stay downtown, you’ll find hundreds of restaurants — many of which have achieved national recognition. You’ll never run out of new and interesting options to try in the city.

Midtown

Cultural attractions

Detroit is a thriving cultural hub with a hotbed of artistic talent that plays host to numerous historical and architectural masterpieces concentrated in family-friendly neighborhoods within a walkable distance of Wayne State University. The campus itself is located in Detroit's Cultural Center and is surrounded by museums, galleries, theatres and other attractions.

Detroit Passport to the Arts

Cultural events and locations

Retail

With so many places to go, Detroit’s shopping centers have something to please everyone. From the most upscale shoppers to the biggest bargain hunters, you’re bound to find what you need in one of neighborhood shopping districts.

Campus retail shops

Sports, entertainment and landmarks

Whatever your interest, Detroit’s entertainment district has it for you. From the second largest theatre district in the United States to championship sports teams and remarkable cultural and architectural museums, the city plays host to a vibrant entertainment district with a rich history. WSU's campus is a mere blocks away from world-class sports and entertainment events, restaurants, pubs and shops.

Outdoor activities

The city of Detroit is becoming known for its green spaces, allowing residents and visitors to get a taste of nature in the city. Take a walk along the Detroit River on the newly developed Riverfront and look over into Canada. Detroit is also home to the largest city island park in the country, and at 982 acres, Belle Isle is larger than New York City’s Central Park. No matter the season, there is always something for you to do outdoors in Michigan.