The kids and I had the opportunity to book at last minute trip to Detroit with the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau also known as Visit Detroit. We were excited to get in the car for some Roadtrip 2014 preparation with a smaller roadtrip to the USA. We left Toronto and in no time arrived in Detroit, Michigan.
As a Michigan State University Alumnus, I have had some awesome experiences in Detroit. I am also the sister of a man who can easily be described as the Detroit Tiger’s biggest fan south of Detroit. Strange travel fact: Detroit is actually situated north of Windsor, Canada. Begging the question in Journey’s iconic rock song Don’t Stop Believing was the main character who was raised in “South Detroit” actually raised in Windsor, Ontario, Canada? I digress. I have never really spent actual time in Detroit with my kids and I thought now was the time. I had little time to prep for this trip and took to my old friend Twitter for advice on what to do with kids in Detroit. I found a few sites that were incredibly helpful.
Visit Detroit actually runs its own blog on their site and its fantastic. From great shots of the city to where you will find the best ice cream and french fries, the site is an interesting read and a fountain of knowledge. Definitely step one in anyone’s research. You can find Visit Detroit on Facebook and Twitter. Tell them I sent you!
I was introduced to Detroit Moxie by a tweep who recommended the site. I was blown away by the graphics and content. This is a great blog and site dedicated to life in Detroit. There are weekend roundups of activities in Detroit, lists of must see places in Detroit and cool snapshots of things like Banksy in Detroit. You can also find Detroit Moxie on Facebook and Twitter.
@Detwinning is a twitter account dedicated to “spreading the positive about, in, and with others in Detroit”. Not quite sure who runs it but they are extremely helpful and clearly Detroit enthusiasts. These accounts are the real joy of Twitter in my mind. People who want to better the city by interacting with locals and visitors and helping them out. @Detwinning gave me some great ideas of things to do with the kids today.
We are really excited to hit the city today and check it out so I must stop blogging. Check in later for a full hotel review, more pictures and a wrap up of our time in Detroit!