My 9 Favorite Places to Visit in Detroit

Detroit Skyline

 My 9 Favorite Places to Visit in Detroit

From beautiful view points to delicious food and beverage joints, Detroit has it all. As a Detroit native, Motown has been and will always be the city I have to rep the most.

With that in mind, I figured I’d let you in on a few downtown Detroit places I frequent to help plan out your next visit.

Detroit Restaurants

I’ll start off with something everyone on planet earth loves; food. The city of Detroit contains over 136 bars and a ton of other restaurants scattered around.

With that kind of variety, I promise you there will be something you find in Detroit that you’ll absolutely love.

Green Dot Stables

My mouth waters just thinking of this place. You will not, I repeat will not, find better sliders than the ones Green Dot Stables in Detroit whips up.

They’re burgers are amazing, and they also have a great drink selection as well. Plus, almost everything is under three dollars. I got three burgers, two orders of cajun fries, and a rum spritzer for 20 bucks.

Hamburger Sliders

Don’t believe me on how good they are? Check out their reviews on Yelp. I’m not the only one who loves this place.

The Jolly Pumpkin

You like pizza? You’ll love this place then. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of Supina’s pizza, but The Jolly Pumpkin has an awesome variety of pizza and a boss ass name I just dig.

They too have a huge menu of different drinks you can enjoy, so plan on spending a little bit of time when you head over. If you go during the day, it’s close to the DIA, so you can pair those two places together for a great day trip downtown.

Slow’s BBQ

Oh. My. Lord.

Hands down, Slow’s Barbeque is the place to go for any of those savory smoked food we all adore so much (well, most of us).

I can’t really put Slow’s into words, so you’re just going to have to go and give it a try. Tell them Cannadave sent you. You won’t get a discount, but it would be cool for them to know who I am. #shamelessplug

Detroit Main Attractions

One great aspect of being in a beautiful city is the sights and architecture you see throughout the streets.

Detroit has some awesome spots to stop by for any occasion. So, whether you’re a local or here to visit, make sure to spend a good deal of time at the locations below.

The Renaissance Center/GM Building

The reflecting cylinders of the massive GM Building is an iconic structure that anyone in Detroit can point out from a mile away.

Home to second tallest hotel in the nation, the Renaissance Center is a D-town hotspot as well as a perfect example of artistry and renovation is Detroit.

Conveniently located right next to the Detroit River, you’ll be able to take a nice stroll by the water while admiring the jaw-dropping beauty the GM Building shows off.

Campus Martius

Campus Martius is the heart of Detroit. It’s literally the point where the city of Detroit began.

Detroit’s epicenter changes from season to season, going from a perfect outdoor dinner spot in the summer to an ice rink in the winter.

Whatever reason you’re visiting Campus Martius, you’ll always have something to do no matter what time of year it is.

Campus Martius Downtown Detroit

Z Lot Parking Garage

I know what you’re thinking. How can a parking garage make a great spot to visit? I’ll tell you.

Z Lot is the most well-known parking structure seated right in the middle of Downtown Detroit. You can see most of the city from the tenth floor in a full 360 view.

On top of that, every floor sports a mural from a different artist from around the country. The murals cover a huge part of the walls surrounding the lots, providing you with endless photograph possibilities.

Trust me. It’s worth a visit.

Detroit Entertainment

A favored trait of Detroit is all the entertainment options it has to offer. When I say that there is no boring time in Detroit, I’m not kidding. There’s way too much to do for entertainment.

The Detroit Institute of Art

The DIA is a massive art museum full of famous paintings, sculptures, and artifacts from all over the world. It’s a perfect place for art and history junkies like myself.

One great room inside the DIA is they’re atrium with the café. Great food and great atmosphere make this place one of my favorite areas in the entire museum.

Everything from the outside to the inside of the museum is gorgeous, so it’s worth a visit.

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit History Museum

Looking for a bit of local Detroit history? The Detroit Historical Museum is the place to go.

Beginning when Detroit was made of cobblestone street and booming businesses up to now, the Detroit Historical Museum is a great place to brush up on our beloved city.

There’s so much to see in there, so plan on spending a good chunk of time looking around.

Ford Field

Now look here. Before you heap on the Lions hate, I am a diehard fan and always will be. Gotta represent my boys.

Anyway, I’m a huge sports fan all around, but there’s something about the energy in a Lions game that I just can’t get over. They may never make it to the championships while I’m alive, but that won’t stop me from watching the game.

If you ever want to see how Detroit supports their teams, no matter how bad they may be, I recommend checking out a Lions game at least once in your life.

Well, that’s it! I hope you get some ideas of places to go or at least a newfound appreciation of what we’ve got here in Detroit.

Let me know what you think of the places I’ve listed if you’ve been to any of them. If you haven’t, stop by one of them and let me know about your experiences. I’d love to hear about them.