24 hours Detroit

How to Spend 24 hours in Detroit with The Travel Critic

Experienced jet setter, Klaudia of The Travel Critic, shares her way to spend a day in Detroit. 

By: Klaudia Jakubiak of The Travel Critic
Photography by Klaudia Jakubiak and Jay Jakubiak 

Flight delayed or cancelled and you’re stuck in Detroit for 24 hours? Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle – this is your perfect opportunity to explore the beauty of Detroit. With the stresses of holidays, you need to treat yourself and the Comeback City has got you covered.

24 hours Detroit

First stop in Detroit: Detroit Foundation Hotel. This industrial yet elegant hotel is the perfect place to rest your head. Not to mention, The Apparatus Room serves craft cocktails and mouthwatering cuisines. Once you’ve indulged, burn off some calories by walking over to Campus Martius.

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Detroit Foundation Hotel by K

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Room at the Detroit Foundation Hotel

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The Apparatus Room at the Detroit Foundation Hotel.

On your way, make sure to stop by Bon Bon Bon and pick up the ‘Better Butter Crunch’ chocolate, which is a Detroit staple. But trust me, you will end up with more than one ‘bon’ because they are unique and full of flavor.

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Bon Bon Bon in Detroit.

Once you’ve made your way to Campus Martius, enjoy some hot chocolate or ice-skating at the rink. Since it’s the season for giving (and receiving), make your way to Detroit is the New Black for a classic tee or hoodie that represents the revitalization of the city. But you will need to pair it with a new pair of jeans, so look no further than Detroit Denim.

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Denim from Detroit Denim Co.

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Detroit Denim leather stamped labels.

After you’ve selected the perfect fit, it’s time for another quick bite to eat. Head over to Supino Pizzeria and enjoy the best pizza the city has to offer. The Eastern Market is right across the street, so you can also enjoy food from local vendors. If you’re looking to capture some beautiful photos, you will find incredible murals all throughout the Eastern Market vicinity.

From there, enjoy the beautiful sights of the Detroit Institute of Art. You will be amazed by the impressive art collection; it’s truly a Detroit gem. After exploring the best of Detroit, head over to Bad Luck Bar for a unique cocktail and unforgettable experience.

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The Detroit Institute of Arts.

I can assure you, this list will keep you longing for another layover in Detroit! If you need any specific recommendations or experiences, feel free to contact me at followTTC@gmail.com. 

Klaudia Jakubiak

The Travel Critic

2 comments

  1. Carolyn Joyce

    Great recommendations! I will definitely be adding these to my list when I am in Detroit next. Thanks for the tips!!

  2. Mercedes Sigfrids

    This is awesome! I lived in metro Detroit for most my life, so now that I don’t live there anymore I always feel lost when I’m back in the city. This is the perfect detailed guide for the holiday trip home.
    -PS Your pictures look amazing & I can’t wait to show this article to all my DC friends. #DetroitIsTheNewBlack

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