We were pretty excited earlier this year when the New York Times named Detroit the No. 9 global destination to visit earlier this year.
We’re movin’ on up, y’all.
No other U.S. city made the top-10 list.
Detroit is obviously no Seville, Spain (No. 1 on the list), but Lonely Planet highlighted many of the reasons why we love Detroit, calling it “America’s most ambitious renovation project.”
Lonely Planet notes the city’s hotels housed in historic buildings, such as the Aloft in the David Whitney Building, the Book Cadillac, and the recently opened Foundation Hotel. It also mentions three more hotels that will open in the next year: the Shinola Hotel, the Element Detroit Hotel, and the Siren Hotel.
In addition to the historic restorations around downtown, the article also mentions the work underway at the Packard Plant. This massive renovation will take over 10 years, but the first phase—the renovation of the administration building—should be completed by the end of 2018. Pure Detroit is now hosting walking tours of the Packard Plant.
Lonely Planet also mentions the city’s plethora of dining and drinking options (check out our friends at Eater Detroit for tips), the restoration of the Grand Army of the Republic Building, and the addition of Little Caesars Arena to the downtown area.
Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2018 will be on newsstands November 7.