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Detroit is located in the southeast portion of the state on the banks of the Detroit River, and is the largest city in the state and the 10th largest city in the United States. Called "The Automobile Manufacturing Capital of the World," it was here that Henry Ford built his first car in 1896, and later devised the moving assembly line that put the world on wheels. Today, the city of Detroit is a diverse and cultural city with much to offer visitors. Some of the exciting attractions include the Detroit Zoo, Great Lakes Crossings, the Motown Museum, the Henry Ford Museum (called America's Greatest History Attraction) and the Museum of African-American History. It's also home to the country's largest island park within a city - Belle Isle Park, which houses the nation's oldest freshwater aquarium. Greenfield Village in Detroit is a historical museum for families, where 300 years of America's past comes to life. At the Village, you can ride an authentic Model T, look inside Edison's Laboratory, attend a historic baseball game, or watch skilled artisans practice their craft. Detroit Tigers fans come to the city to catch a game at Comerica Park. Restaurants in Detroit range from fast food to five stars, plus a plethora of unique specialty stores, an antiques mall, and a 100-store discount mall satisfies all the shopaholics. For outdoor recreation enthusiasts, one of the area's largest parks is located along the banks of Lake St. Clair and has a great beach for swimming and sunning, plus a swimming pool, hiking trail, miniature golf, canoe rentals and more.

Surrounding areas: Beverly Hills, Michigan (16.4 mi), Troy, Michigan (19.7 mi), Rochester Hills, Michigan (23.2 mi), Newport, Michigan (26.4 mi), West Branch, Michigan (27.0 mi), Harsens Island, Michigan (29.3 mi), Lake Orion, Michigan (32.8 mi)

Detroit Vacation Rentals

Detroit Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Atheneum Suite Hotel1000 BrushDetroit, MI (313) 962-2323
Comfort Inn Downtown Detroit1999 E Jefferson AveDetroit, MI (313) 567-8888
Dearborn Travelodge23730 Michigan AveDetroit, MI (313) 565-7250
Detroit Airport MarriottDetroit Metro AirportDetroit, MI (734) 941-9400
Detroit Courtyard By Marriott333 E JeffersonDetroit, MI (313) 222-7700
Doubletree Hotel Dearborn5801 Southfield ExpyDetroit, MI (313) ''6-3340
Hilton Garden Inn Detroit Downtown351 Gratiot AveDetroit, MI (313) 967-0900
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1020 Washington BlvdDetroit, MI (313) 887-7000
Hotel St Regis3071 W Grand BlvdDetroit, MI (313) 873-3000
Omni Detroit Hotel1000 River PlDetroit, MI (313) 259-9500
Radisson Hotel Pontchartrain2 Washington BlvdDetroit, MI (313) 965-0200
Residence Inn By Marriott5777 Southfield Service DrDetroit, MI (313) 441-1700
River Place Inn1000 Stroh's Riv PL DrDetroit, MI (313) 259-2500
Shorecrest Motor Inn1316 E Jefferson AveDetroit, MI (313) 568-3000
The Westin Hotel Renaissance CenterRenaissance CTRDetroit, MI (313) 568-8000
Westin Detroit Metro Airport2501 Worldgateway PlDetroit, MI (734) 942-6500
Extended Stay America260 Towne Center DrDearborn, MI6.7 mi.(313) 336-0021
Hyatt Regency DearbornFairlane Town CTRDearborn, MI6.7 mi.(313) 593-1234
Courtyard By Marriott Dearborn5200 Mercury DrDearborn, MI8.1 mi.(313) 271-1400
Towneplace Suites By Marriott6141 Mercury DrDearborn, MI8.3 mi.(313) 271-0200
Best Western Greenfield Inn3000 Enterprise DrAllen Park, MI8.5 mi.(313) 271-1600
Sleep Inn & Suites1805 John Papalas DrLincoln Park, MI8.8 mi.(313) 381-5600
Hampton Inn - Dearborn20061 Michigan AveDearborn, MI9.2 mi.(313) 436-9600
Dearborn Inn Marriott Hotel20301 Oakwood BlvdDearborn, MI9.6 mi.(734) 941-9400
Holiday Inn Express3600 Enterprise DrAllen Park, MI9.9 mi.(313) 323-3500
The Ritz Carlton Hotel300 Town CtrDearborn, MI10.0 mi.(313) 441-2000
Comfort Suites - Warren2020 Walter Reuther Service DrWarren, MI10.1 mi.(586) 427-7000
Fairfield Inn-warren7454 Conventon BlvdWarren, MI10.1 mi.(586) 939-1700
Homewood Suites Hotel Detroit Warren30180 N Civic CTR BlvdWarren, MI10.1 mi.(586) 558-7870
Quality Inn Hotel32035 VandykeWarren, MI10.1 mi.(586) 264-0100
Warren Residence Inn30120 Civic CTR BlvdWarren, MI10.1 mi.(586) 558-8050
Ramada Limited25800 Dequindre RdWarren, MI10.6 mi.(586) 764-5527
Knights Inn26091 DequindreMadison HGTS, MI10.8 mi.(810) 545-9930
Suburban 53 Motel12269 Dix Toledo RdSouthgate, MI10.9 mi.(734) 284-4797
Red Roof Inn26300 Dequindre RdWarren, MI10.9 mi.(586) 573-4300
Baymont Inn & Suites-detroit (southgate)12888 Reech RdSouthgate, MI11.1 mi.(734) 374-3000
Holiday Inn Southgate17201 N Line RdSouthgate, MI11.1 mi.(734) 283-4400
Holiday Inn Express11500 E 11 MileWarren, MI11.3 mi.(586) 754-9700
Red Roof Inn24130 Michigan AveDearborn, MI11.8 mi.(313) 278-9732
Super 8 - Dearborn2101 S Telegraph RdDearborn, MI11.8 mi.(313) 274-0001

Detroit Weather & Climate

The Southeast Lower region of Michigan has four seasons and due to its location near Lake Huron and Lake Ontario, it does experience lake effect, such as increased cloudiness during late fall and early winter. Summer precipitation comes in the form of showers and thunderstorms. The Great Lakes also act as a giant "heat sink," which helps moderate the temperatures of the surrounding land, cooling summers and warming winters. It is also a natural humidifier, and this causes an increase in the moisture content in the air, creating heavier snowfalls in the winter. However, seldom are there prolonged periods of extreme heat combined with humidity in southeastern Michigan. Average annual snowfall is 36 inches, but varies greatly from year to year. Michigan is on the fringe of the Midwest tornado belt, but sees less of this activity than other parts of the country.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 32°F 19°F 1.77 in. -
February 35°F 21°F 1.79 in. -
March 46°F 29°F 2.46 in. -
April 58°F 39°F 3.22 in. -
May 71°F 50°F 2.97 in. -
June 80°F 60°F 3.40 in. -
July 84°F 65°F 3.43 in. -
August 82°F 64°F 3.61 in. -
September 74°F 56°F 3.40 in. -
October 62°F 45°F 2.63 in. -
November 49°F 35°F 2.84 in. -
December 37°F 25°F 2.45 in. -

Detroit Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Detroit Metro Wayne County airport (DTW) located about 17 miles west of Detroit, the Willow Run airport (YIP) located approximately 25 miles west of Detroit, the Bishop International airport (FNT) located roughly 56 miles northwest of Detroit in Flint, Michigan, and finally the Toledo Express airport (TOL) located around 64 miles southwest of Detroit in Toledo, Ohio.

Detroit Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersRosevilleMI12.7 mi.
JeepersLivoniaMI15.9 mi.
JeepersAuburn HillsMI26.4 mi.
Cedar PointSanduskyOH63.4 mi.
Putt N' Pond Speed ParkFostoriaOH83.4 mi.
Water Parks
Red Oaks WaterparkMadison HeightsMI11.1 mi.
Four Bears Water ParkUticaMI20.4 mi.
Waterford Oaks County ParkWaterfordMI31.4 mi.
Soak City Water ParkSanduskyOH63.4 mi.
Andersen Water ParkSaginawMI88.0 mi.
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI109.0 mi.
Geauga LakeAuroraOH112.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Chandler Park Golf CourseDetroitMI 
Palmer Park Golf CourseDetroitMI 
Rogell Golf CourseDetroitMI 
Rouge Park Golf CourseDetroitMI 
Dearborn Hills Golf CourseDearbornMI6.4 mi.
Red Oaks Golf CourseMadison HeightsMI10.6 mi.
Southgate Municipal Golf CourseSouthgateMI11.2 mi.
Warren Valley Golf CourseDearborn HeightsMI11.4 mi.
Rackham Golf CourseHuntington WoodsMI11.8 mi.
Lakes of Taylor Golf ClubTaylorMI12.6 mi.
Taylor Meadows Golf ClubTaylorMI12.6 mi.
Beech Woods Golf CourseSouthfieldMI13.1 mi.
Evergreen HillsSouthfieldMI13.1 mi.
Glenhurst Golf CourseRedfordMI13.8 mi.
Inkster Valley Golf ClubInksterMI13.8 mi.
Maple Lane Golf ClubSterling HeightsMI14.4 mi.
Fox Creek Golf CourseLivoniaMI15.7 mi.
Idyl Wyld Municipal Golf CourseLivoniaMI15.7 mi.
Whispering WillowsLivoniaMI15.7 mi.
Plum Brook Golf ClubSterling HeightsMI17.2 mi.
Rammler Golf ClubSterling HeightsMI17.2 mi.
Sunnybrook Golf CourseSterling HeightsMI17.2 mi.
Lincoln Hills Golf CourseBirminghamMI17.4 mi.
Woodlands of Van BurenWayneMI17.4 mi.
New Hawthorne Valley Golf CourseWestlandMI18.1 mi.
Westland Municipal Golf CourseWestlandMI18.1 mi.
Macon Golf ClubClintonMI18.3 mi.
Gateway Golf ClubRomulusMI19.2 mi.
Shady Hollow Golf ClubRomulusMI19.2 mi.
Woodside Meadows Golf CourseRomulusMI19.2 mi.
Ski Areas
Alpine ValleyWhite LakeMI35.9 mi.
Apple MountainFreelandMI98.8 mi.
Alpine ValleyChesterlandOH104.1 mi.
SnowtrailsMansfieldOH112.1 mi.
State Parks
Sterling State ParkMI32.6 mi. 
Algonac State ParkMI34.3 mi. 
Detroit Science CenterDetroitMI(Science)
Detroit Institute of ArtsDetroitMI(Art)
Detroit Historical MuseumDetroitMI(History)
Dossin Great Lakes MuseumDetroitMI(History)
Wyandotte MuseumWyandotteMI9.7 mi.(History)
Cranbrook Art MuseumBloomfield HillsMI20.2 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Plymouth Historical MuseumPlymouthMI21.9 mi.(History)
Meadow Brook HallRochesterMI24.5 mi.(History)
Monroe County Historical MuseumMonroeMI33.9 mi.(History)
Sindecuse Museum of DentistryAnn ArborMI35.0 mi.(History)
Toledo's AtticToledoOH53.0 mi.(History)
Toledo Museum of ArtToledoOH53.0 mi.(Art)
Sloan MuseumFlintMI57.3 mi.(Technology)
Zoos and Aquariums
Detroit Zoological ParkDetroitMI 
Belle Isle AquariumRoyal OakMI12.0 mi.
Belle Isle ZooRoyal OakMI12.0 mi.
Toledo Zoological GardensToledoOH53.0 mi.
African Safari Wildlife ParkPort ClintonOH56.9 mi.
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI81.7 mi.
Cleveland Metroparks ZooClevelandOH90.1 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI109.0 mi.
Sea World of AuroraAuroraOH112.1 mi.
Akron Zoological ParkAkronOH116.9 mi.

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