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June 12, 2023

Detroit to Toronto -- would you take the bus or the train?

Research says I can take a Trailways or Flix bus directly from downtown Detroit, including the border crossing, but the bus doesn't get into Toronto 'til ~9pm. Alternatively, I could take the VIA train from Windsor for a 6pm arrival. That timing is ideal, but getting to the train station in Windsor from Detroit is a bit annoying. [more inside]
posted by luzdeluna around Detroit, MI at 10:22 AM - 4 answers has best

June 27, 2021

Car rental pick up/dropoff times at DTW?

Hello - I know that Detroit is experiencing some heavy flooding this week, but I am planning travel in the next many weeks there, and reading about hours-long waits to pick up and or return rental cars to other destinations is making me a little anxious about how it is there (under non-flooding conditions.) Has anyone been there recently and picked up a rental car at the airport?
posted by 41swans around Detroit, MI at 11:00 AM - 4 answers has best

January 22, 2019

Moving to Detroit: How do I Midwest?

We're moving to Detroit! I've never lived in Michigan or the Midwest before, though she has. What did you wish you knew before you moved to a snowy Rust Belt city? [more inside]
posted by skookumsaurus rex around Detroit, MI at 1:59 PM - 26 answers has best

September 20, 2018

please tell me everything about visiting Detroit

I'm visiting Detroit for a few days next week. What's good to eat, and where do I spend my time and money? [more inside]
posted by heatvision around Detroit, MI at 4:42 AM - 27 answers

March 31, 2018

Location for archive Detroit film, anyone know where this might be?

Hi, I'm trying to find out more info about this amazing piece of archive footage I've found showing soldiers parading and saying goodbye to their loved ones in 1917 Detroit - Can anyone shed any light? [more inside]
posted by ebear around Detroit, MI at 1:44 PM - 5 answers has best

September 23, 2017

Moving to the Detroit area. What's it like?

I have the opportunity to move to the Detroit area (from Chicago) in the coming months. What is living in Detroit like in 2017? [more inside]
posted by Donald Trump Sex Nightmare around Detroit, MI at 5:07 PM - 8 answers has best

May 20, 2017

Put your hands up for Detroit

Going from Toronto to Detroit for a weekend... how to get there & what to see and do? [more inside]
posted by crawfo around Detroit, MI at 6:31 PM - 10 answers

November 3, 2016

Where to find event listings and fun things to do - Detriot

What online resources can I check out to learn what's going on in Detroit/Ferndale this weekend? Google isn't turning up the kind of information I am looking for. I am not looking for major concerts, conventions or the like. Moreso, I am looking for fun hipster appropriate listings such as dive bars with themed Karaoke the 1st Saturday of every month, fun retro dance parties with a diverse crowd every Friday at XX location, special sing-along showing of Grease at XX theatre Sunday afternoon.... Suggestions?
posted by walkinginsunshine around Detroit, MI at 5:08 PM - 5 answers

June 4, 2016

Uber or Lyft in DTW or is a car necessary?

Can we get by on Uber or Lyft, or should we rent a car for two nights in Detroit? [more inside]
posted by masquesoporfavor around Detroit, MI at 10:44 AM - 10 answers has best

September 16, 2015

Where to stay in Detroit?

Pretty much what it says on the tin--heading to Detroit for a weekend in October, wondering where to target our hotel search. Recommendations from Detroiter Mefites and regular visitors? Greektown? Waterfront? [more inside]
posted by We put our faith in Blast Hardcheese around Detroit, MI at 7:51 AM - 2 answers

July 5, 2015

Detroit in small bites

In a week, I'll be heading to Detroit with a few high schoolers as part of my denomination's Youth Gathering. With over 30,000 Lutherans heading to town, my people will be everywhere. However most of our events start after 12 noon, which will leave me and the youth with mornings to kill. What in Downtown Detroit should we see? Where should we eat? What shouldn't two 16 year old guys miss?
posted by Stynxno around Detroit, MI at 3:39 PM - 10 answers has best

April 13, 2015

Short weekend in Detroit

Heading to Detroit the first weekend in May to see the Diego Rivera/Frida Kahlo exhibit at DIA - would love any recommendations for food (hot dogs through high class) and we would dig some "shopping local" recs, too. Thanks!
posted by ersatzkat around Detroit, MI at 11:04 AM - 11 answers has best

February 23, 2015

Things to do in Detroit when you're cold.

I'll be in Detroit for two days next week, never been there before and really know nothing about the area. Would love recommendations for where to go, what to see, what to eat. I will be staying in Greektown.
posted by Cosine around Detroit, MI at 10:30 AM - 12 answers

September 30, 2013

Detroit historical tour of area where 1967 riot took place?

Over the last decade, I've heard many rumours of informative guided tours, of groups and individuals, BY groups and individuals, of the area destroyed during the 1967 riots in Detroit. I have always wanted to go, and am now trying to plan something with a friend the weekend of October 12th. The only solid lead I had, an elderly history buff and longtime Detroit resident who had given tours to family friends in the past, is no longer giving tours, and google doesn't list any tours with this particular theme. I am very much hoping someone here can help!
posted by Acer_saccharum around Detroit, MI at 2:45 AM - 5 answers

August 8, 2013

Where to stay and what to do in Detroit?

Hey everyone, Was planning on spending a weekend in Detroit and was wondering where I should stay that's economical and safe, and what sites should I see? [more inside]
posted by alvin545 around Detroit, MI at 5:53 AM - 14 answers

December 12, 2012

All I want for Xmas is airport peace, quiet and wifi

How can one keep sane with a 6 (six) hour layover in Detroit airport during the Xmas travel rush? [more inside]
posted by Wordshore around Detroit, MI at 1:10 PM - 20 answers has best

September 20, 2012

Sustainability in Detroit?

Going to Detroit. I need recommendations on the cool places to see regeneration, sustainable initiatives, parks, art, urban agriculture, etc. (the innovative stuff that makes Detroit awesome!) [more inside]
posted by bluelight around Detroit, MI at 10:33 AM - 12 answers

July 2, 2012

Lake Cottages around Detroit

My wife and kids are flying into Detroit for my grandfathers 90th birthday. They have never experienced Michigan in the summertime. I would like to find a nice lake to rent a house / cottage within a few hours of Detroit. We will only have a few days after the party so recommending Traverse or Ludington is probably not going to work without feeling really rushed. Can anyone recommend a lake / area within a few hours of Detroit where my wife can experience the beauty that is Michigan?
posted by jasondigitized around Detroit, MI at 11:07 AM - 14 answers

May 22, 2012

Sweet spots in Detroit

Detroit Filter: Where can I go to see beautiful examples of nature taking over abandonment? Also, interesting places where artists have re-worked the space? Or places were artists have kids. [more inside]
posted by ohisee around Detroit, MI at 9:55 AM - 3 answers

April 25, 2012

Where is the coolest, non-spendy place to hang your hat for three nights in Detroit?

Hostel Detroit is sold out the weekend we are planning to go; help me find another cheap but awesome place to stay. [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee around Detroit, MI at 6:57 AM - 3 answers