Take a trip to Motor City: Detroit

Detroit is known as Motor City, but metal and cars are not all this Michigan metropolis has to offer. It was the first city to assign individual phone numbers and it's the only place in the U.S. where you can look south and see Canada.

The people who live here are said to eat more chips per person annually than anywhere else in the U.S. Visit these three locations and you'll learn about the current and past culture of Detroit:

Ford Field
Drive your Detroit rental car to 2000 Brush Street and you're sure to hear a screaming crowd if the Detroit Lions National Football League is at home. This stadium hosts the Lions as well as many popular concerts by the likes of One Direction, Taylor Swift and even rockers AC/DC.

The field was built in 2002 and took 32 months to complete. A total of 65,000 people can enjoy a concert or game here from the upper and lower bowls. There are also 132 suites and 8,600 club seats available. When you get hungry, be sure to stop at one of the 95 permanent or portable concession stands found throughout the stadium for some:

  • Hot dogs
  • Cotton candy
  • Beverages

The entire facility takes up 1.85 million square feet and cost a total of $500 million to build. Thousands of events happen here each year, so you're sure to find one that you're interested in attending!

Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Have you ever wanted to be serenaded by an incredible group of talented musicians? Drive your rental car to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at 3711 Woodward Avenue.

The artists who play at this beautiful concert hall are members of the strings, brass, percussion and woodwind sections. They play violins, violas, basses, harps, clarinets and flutes, horns and even timpani. Here, you can enjoy the musical workings of:

  • Beethoven
  • Mozart
  • Tchaikovsky
  • And other famous composers

The location is gorgeous, covered in inlayed carvings and paintings, so it's a treat to the eyes as well as the ears. Visit near the holidays to hear your favorite carols reverberate off these historic walls.

Detroit Urban Adventures
If you would like to see Detroit by learning about its past and present, you'll enjoy this insightful tour! The D You Must See is a two-hour walking tour through the famous Motor City. You'll start and end at 1515 Broadway, and you'll still get some good exercise as you make your way from site to site. Each ticket includes a:

  • Tour
  • Ride on the People Mover,
  • Coney dog or baklava.

This tour is outside most of the time, so be sure to dress for the weather. If it starts raining, the People Mover will usher visitors from site to site in lieu of walking. Children ages 6 and up are permitted. Anyone younger is also aloud but the company asks that you let it know when you are bringing children ages 0-6 to better accommodate you and other guests.

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