One of the most dynamic cities in America, Detroit is home to some of the country’s largest businesses, along with lavish hotels, cozy restaurants and storied attractions. Here, Worth breaks down some of the most exciting places Motor City has to offer.


Detroit Training Center

Founded in 2012, this vocational training center, with the goal of decreasing unemployment and retaining residents in the city, is integral to Motor City’s construction and workforce development. 5151 Loraine St., 313.221.5876,


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Ford Motor Company

In an attempt to draw young talent and innovation to Detroit, the American multinational automaker is renovating the historic Michigan Central Station. The new urban campus, to be completed in 2022, is poised to be the hub for Ford’s attempt at creating the first successful autonomous vehicle. 2001 15th St.,

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Honor & Folly

Innkeeper Meghan McEwen spent years writing about lodgings around the world for her blog, Designtripper, before founding this charming two-bedroom spot in Corktown. You’ll feel right at home in this walkable central area close to the city’s best cafés and restaurants. 2132 Michigan Ave., [email protected],

MGM Grand Detroit

A taste of Las Vegas in Detroit. As one of the most over-the-top hotels in the city, guests are lavished with luxury suites and rooms, celebrity chef restaurants, a resort-style spa, a prime casino and a central location close to entertainment and attractions. 1777 3rd Ave., 877.888.2121,


The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

Once said to be the tallest hotel in the world and a host to executives in the manufacturing and auto industries, this Renaissance-style building was abandoned in the late 1980s. After undergoing a $200 million restoration in 2008, the iconic hotel re-debuted as one of the city’s most illustrious hotels, situated in a prime downtown location. 1114 Washington Blvd., 313.442.1600,

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Lady of the House

Chef Kate Williams founded this farm-to-table spot in the city’s historic neighborhood of Corktown as a homage to her mother’s and grandmother’s culinary influence. The menu features a high-end fusion of Irish and Midwestern cuisine with one-of-a-kind dishes such as the carrot steak—garnished with hollandaise sauce and pesto—and the Parisian ham with Dijon butter and fermented honey. 1426 Bagley St., 313.818.0218,

Rose’s Fine Food

Few diners possess the charm and sophistication that Rose’s Fine Food does—from locally sourced produce and a fully homemade menu to discounts for East Jefferson residents in the rapidly developing city. Rose’s is famous for its “crybaby,” a large, glazed potato donut, and its egg sandwich with aioli, cheddar cheese, Detroit greens and homemade artisan bread with a side of pickles. 10551 E. Jefferson Ave., 313.822.2729,

Slows BBQ

This gourmet barbecue and craft beer hub housed in a refurbished 19th-century building in Corktown is a favorite with locals. Be sure to order the Yardbird sandwich, comprised of smoked pulled chicken, melted cheddar, mushrooms, and applewood-smoked bacon. 2138 Michigan Ave., 313.962.9828,

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Belle Isle Park

Visiting and local families come here to seek reprieve from the city. This unique island on the border of Detroit and Ontario, Canada offers three miles of walking paths along the Detroit River and other amenities such as a museum, a zoo and an aquarium. Purchase a recreation passport at the island’s entry booth in order to gain access by car. 300 River Place Drive, Suite 2800, 313.331.7760,

Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation

With 250 acres to explore, exhibits including Thomas Edison’s laboratory, the set of Emmy Award-winning series The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with host Mo Rocca and the Rosa Parks bus, this museum tells a riveting story of America’s history through innovation. 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, Mich., 313.982.6001,

Motown Museum

Stand in the legendary Studio A—where Motown artists the Temptations, Four Tops, Miracles, and Supremes recorded their famous songs—and marvel at the extensive collection of artifacts, photographs, and memorabilia. The museum is undergoing a $50 million expansion to be completed by late 2019. 2648 W. Grand Blvd., 313.875.2264,