Detroit, Itacare', and Kilimanjaro
Submitted by murph on 18 December 2007 - 7:56am. michigan | trips
You know those sections of the New York Times that come after the news section and aren't the crossword? Escapes, Home & Garden, Travel, Fashion, and so forth? Well, I've found something in one of them that I can actually afford. From their list of The 53 places to go in 2008:
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Not that the description is 100% positive, and a little focused on the casinos. (Come on, the Tigers?)
Historically crime-ridden Detroit may not spring to mind as a hot tourist spot, but don't tell that to the city's bullish hoteliers. Newcomers include the MGM Grand Detroit (www.mgmgranddetroit.com), the MotorCity Casino Hotel (www.motorcitycasino.com) in an old Wonder Bread factory and the historic Book Cadillac Hotel, being transformed into a Westin (www.westinbookcadillac.com). Plus, the Detroit Institute of Arts (www.dia.org) just reopened after a $158 million renovation.
Also, how much do I necessarily want to go someplace that comes in 40th on a list where "Mid-Beach Miami" and "South Beach Miami" are two separate entries, at 5th and 6th? Never mind - off to Detroit.