DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Best Time Visit Michigan

Detroit is an excellent destination for a weekend getaway. Detroit is home to world class museums (some of these museums can easily occupy a whole day to any visitor), festivals, theaters and glitzy casinos and hotels. Detroit is a renovated town, with excellent nightlife and food, and fun family attractions and sports facilities.

See:
Best time to travel to Detroit, Michigan
When not to go to Detroit, Michigan
What to visit in Detroit, Michigan
Hotels and flights to Detroit, Michigan

See also:
Best time to visit Ann Arbor
Best time to visit Grand Rapids
Best time to visit Lake Michigan
Best time to visit Traverse
Best time to visit the Michigan Upper Peninsula


WHAT TO VISIT IN DETROIT

Museums
The Henry Ford Museum 
The Automotive Hall of Fame
The Detroit Cultural Center (includes the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Museum of African American History, the General Motors Theater or the Detroit Historical Museum).
The Motown Museum

Cultural life
Detroit Opera House (downtwon)
Music Hall Center for Performing Arts (dance, downtown)
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra Hall)
Gem Theatre (downtown)
Fox Theatre (downtown)
State Theatre (downtown)

Nightlife
Downtown Theater District and Rivertown 
Greektown Casino Complex

Theme Parks 
Crossroads Village (Flint, 50 miles east Detroit)
Deer Acres Storybook Amusement Park, for very young children (Pinconning, 60 miles from Flint)

See: Map of Michigan State
  

BEST TIME TO VISIT DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Summer (and late Spring and early Fall) is the most popular season in Michigan and Detroit. If you want to privilege the weather and the city animation, then Summer is the season. 

If you just take into account the weather, early and mid Autumn is the best time to visit Detroit and Michigan. Autumn brings with it agreeable and warm temperatures, and very nice days. 

Detroit's winters are severe, with occasional snowstorms and intense rainfalls. Snowstorms and ice storms are current in months as December, January and February. But if you mainly want to enjoy Detroit museums or other indoor activities and benefit from lower accommodation rates and fewer crowds then winter isn't exactly a bad time. On the contrary, it can be a very good time (as early Spring or late Fall).


WHEN NOT TO GO TO DETROIT, MICHIGAN

You may want to avoid the winter months, when temperatures attain very low levels, and occasional snowstorms strike Michigan.

If you want to bet in low accommodation rates, then July and August aren't the better months. Besides, humidity and high temperatures may also turn some days of July and August very uncomfortable. See the Detroit Weather Data Map below, for details.

DETROIT MICHIGAN Weather Map
Detroit Weather Map


HOTELS AND FLIGHTS TO DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Detroit offers plenty of hotels, namely in the expensive categories. 
Detroit's airport (Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport) is 18 miles southwest of downtown.

 

 

 

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