Your next stop on your 30 Plus Teams Tour is The Motor City , better known as Detroit , Michigan .
Unless you really want to see the section of town highlighted in the movie ” Eight Mile ” , there’s really no need for you to visit there .
You could rent a car to get you around because this is the Motor City , after all .
Most of the areas are close by each other , so you could let your feet do the walking .
Or you could buy one of the tokens to use for the city’s automated trains called ” People Movers . ”
In place of tokens , you can pay 75 cents , which is the normal fare .
Start your visit by visiting one of the oldest neighborhood’s in the city , Cork town .
This is now one of the most diverse neighborhood’s in the city , but it wasn’t always .
Most of the people came from County Cork , Ireland escaping the Potato Famine .
Hence the name of the neighborhood , Cork town .
In spite of the name , most of the people who live in Mexican town aren’t from Mexico .
But if you want some really great Mexican food in Detroit , this is where you go .
If you want to play a little golf , see the Detroit Grand Prix , or just to get a little bit of peace and quiet while you’re in town , Belle Isle is the place for you .
So you say that you can’t find any supermarkets in the city to buy some food for that kitchenette in the hotel that you’re staying at ?
Go to the the largest public market in the country , the Eastern Market .
It was established in 1850 .
Next to Downtown Detroit , Midtown Detroit is the area of the city that you might be visiting the most .
It has two museums that you might want to visit .
The Detroit Historical Museum and the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History .
Of course , while you’re in the home of the Supremes , the Jackson Five and Stevie Wonder , a visit to the Motown Museum is a must .
The ” Motown Sound ” isn’t the only type of music that Detroit is famous for .
Techno Music got its start in Detroit , also .
Most of your time in the city will be spent in this area of the city , even if your hotel isn’t .
It’s Downtown Detroit and for starters , how about a concert at Fox Theater ?
Yes , Detroit does have a Theater District .
Anybody want a taste of Greece on the way to the Tigers baseball game at ComericaPark or that Lions Football game at Ford Field ?
Greek town isn’t only the name of one of the casinos that’s in town , but some of the best Greek food this side of Athens .
Downtown is the home of the city’s Financial District .
Take a look at that big blue skyscraper that’s dominating the skyline of the city .
This particular building has a hotel , shops , a food court and a stop on the People Mover inside of it , not just a lot of offices .
Everyone else knows it as the Renaissance Center , home of General Motors .
But to the good folks of Motown , it’s known simply as ” The Ren Cen . ”
If you wanted to , you could stop in at the two casinos that are in this area .
But leave the kids at home .
You could eat at the Hockey town Cafe , which in spite of the name , it’s not just about hockey here .
You’ll find other Detroit team’s memorabilia here .
No matter what time of year it is , a visit to the the Detroit International Riverwalk is a must .
Take a walk along the waterfront for some views of Windsor , Ontario , Canada , right across the Detroit River .
Bring that passport with you .
If someone is driving , take a ride over the Ambassador Bridge , but don’t think of walking over to Windsor and back on this bridge .
You can’t do it .
How about leaving the driving to someone else ?
A public bus can get you from Downtown Detroit to Downtown Windsor and back , right through the Detroit – Windsor Tunnel in a matter of minutes .
But of course , what some of you came to Detroit to see in Downtown Detroit is located on 19 Steve Yzerman Drive .
It’s the Joe Louis Arena , home of the Detroit Red Wings hockey team .
This is the last year of the arena so try to see it before it gets torn down .
Forget all those nightmare stories you’ve heard about Detroit .
Be mindful of your surroundings and Motown may just surprise you .