Earlier this year, the New York Times ranked Detroit #9 in places to visit around the world this year. Yes, the world. #9. Detroit. They took themselves up on the offer and recently visited the city for 36 hours. And they had a great time.
John L. Dorman visited, and started off by saying, “Detroit might be one of the most misunderstood cities in America.” We understand. It’s been a long, complicated history. He then talks about all the exciting things happening — QLINE, Bike Share, Little Caesars Arena — that are adding to the growth of the downtown core.
Dorman visited quite a few of the best restaurants, architecture, and landmarks in the city, including Parks & Rec Diner, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, John L. King Books, the Guardian and Fisher Buildings, and Shinola, of course. It’s a good list, and a lot to take in over the course of a weekend.
We’re partial to our Pocket Guide of places to see around the city, and welcome suggestions from our readers on where they like to visit. Stay a bit longer next time, NYT!