A Designer's Guide to Detroit

A Designer's Guide to Detroit, Detroit, Michigan (B)

I’ve been going to downtown Detroit ever since I can remember. When I was young, my parents took us to baseball games in the old Tigers baseball stadium, always stopping to buy peanuts from a street vendor along the way. As a slightly older child, we attended musicals and plays at the Fisher, Fox, and Bonstelle theaters. In high school, my friends and I would drive into Detroit for photo walks and to dance at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, back when it was still independent and cool. And when I chose a university to attend, I decided on Wayne State University to study Fine Arts and German because there was something about the campus that felt like home to me. 

Since moving away from Michigan, I’ve observed Detroit changing in many positive ways. Every time I go back to visit my family and we spend a day or evening in the city, there are new restaurants and bars, new construction, new events. Yes, what you’ve heard is true: the city is experiencing a renaissance, and after hearing that phrase for 20 years, this time I think it’s really true. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
This article is featured in the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store and Google Play. You can download the app to your mobile device to read the article offline and create a self-guided walking tour to visit the attractions featured in this article. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Sights Map

Guide Name: A Designer's Guide to Detroit
Guide Location: USA » Detroit
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Jennifer Shirey
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.restlessdesigner.com/archive/2019/8/11/guide-to-detroit
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Fisher
  • Fox
  • Bonstelle
  • Detroit Institute of Art
  • Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails
  • The Detroit Shipping Company
  • Grey Ghost
  • Little Ceasar’s Arena
  • Guardian Building
  • Apparatus Room
  • Standby
  • The Belt
  • Detroit Vineyards
  • Dequindre Cut
  • Detroit Riverwalk
  • Heidelberg Project
  • Sister Pie
  • Indian Village
  • Westin Book Cadillac
  • Inn on Ferry Street