HELLO MOTOWN – DETROIT , MICHIGAN – GETTING TO KNOW THE MOTOR CITY .

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 . FB_IMG_1491651724764

One thought on “HELLO MOTOWN – DETROIT , MICHIGAN – GETTING TO KNOW THE MOTOR CITY .

  1. Detroit is such a hidden gem when it comes to North American sports cities. Great food, great beer, and great people! Had the pleasure of watching games at Comerica Park and Joe Louis Arena within the past few years. Looking forward to the “revitalized downtown” once Little Ceasars Arena opens for the 2017-18 NHL and NBA seasons!

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