Detroit & Ann Arbor


Detroit boasts a long and rich history, and is widely recognized as one of the most important cities in the nation. Since its early days as a refuge for immigrants to start life afresh in the New World, it has constantly been a powerhouse for innovation and modern development. Motor City, Rock City, Motown, the Automotive Capital of the World- whatever you call it, Detroit is steeped in the strong tenets of a unique combination of culture and industry.

Despite recent legal developments in the city, Detroit is still much the thriving metropolis of its early days. Both established and entrepreneurial business ventures are fervently taking part in America’s new city of opportunity. The city also is a very popular convention center, offering many luxurious venues such as the Cobo Center, one of the largest convention centers in the nation, as well as the Marriott Hotel, Detroit's largest hotel.

The city publishes its own guide to the many places and events of Metro Detroit. Also check out the Visit Detroit web blog for an up-to-date list of attractions in the city.

Cobo Center and People Mover

The Cobo Center Information desk by the Joe Luis Statue on the 2nd floor (Street level) will provide information regarding Detroit and will provide People Mover information.

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

Wayne State University

Greektown Merchants

Downtown Restaurants

Detroit Music and Nightlife Guide


Experience Detroit Museums

Things to Do in Detroit

Ann Arbor

Less than an hour away from Metro Detroit lies the city of Ann Arbor, the site of the world-renowned University of Michigan. Ann Arbor was founded in 1824 when John Allen and Elisha Rumsey left Detroit on a one-horse sleigh and headed west to establish a new community. Originally registered as Annarbour, it is believed that the "Ann" honors their wives Ann and Mary Ann and "arbour" refers to a grove or shady opening found in the Michigan woods. Eventually the words were separated and the town became known as Ann Arbor—it remains the only city in the world with that name.

Ann Arbor is consistently ranked as one of the best college towns in America. From its legendary sports teams to its small city vibe, Ann Arbor packs a unique experience around every corner.

Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

University of Michigan

Restaurants in the Ann Arbor Area



Things to do in Ann Arbor

Concerts in Ann Arbor