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Travel to and Visit Detroit

Detroit Airport

Fly or Drive

Detroit is only a 90-minute flight from 60 percent of the nation's population and less than a five hour drive from Buffalo, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Toronto. An international destination, The D is located only one mile from Windsor, Ontario, Canada (don't forget your passport). With a modern, award-winning airport that is a major hub for Delta Airlines. And, getting around downtown is easy with the 2.9 mile above ground People Mover loop with 13 stations that include stops at the GM Renaissance Center and Joe Louis Arena.

Find information about ground transportation from the airport to the hotel. ​  Find information about parking at the host hotel.

Why Detroit Rocks

Detroit hosts the largest free jazz festival in the world and is home to Movement: Electronic Music Festival.

Detroit is among the largest theater districts in the country with over 13,000 theater seats. Major Broadway productions, top headliner entertainers, opera, dance, symphony, and other performing arts light up marquees.

Detroit is a great sports town with the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions and Detroit Red Wings playing downtown, and the Detroit Pistons in Oakland County.

Home of three major casino complexes in the downtown area: Greektown Casino, MGM Grand Detroit and Motor City Casino.

Detroit's Corktown, Greektown and Mexicantown districts offer up a menu of authentic foods and spirits.

Detroit is headquarters for Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors and hundreds of tier one and two suppliers.

It is home of the North American International Auto Show, with more than 500 vehicles on display representing more than 50 world-wide companies.

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is the largest museum of its kind in the world.

Detroit's Cultural Center is home to the Detroit Institute of Arts, and its collection is among the top six in the United States.

The world's first convention and visitors bureau — the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau — was founded in 1896.

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