Detroit ranked 27th in list of best places to travel in 2016

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With winter closing in, it’s hard to imagine that anyone would consider Detroit a top travel destination.

However, Travel and Leisure Magazine recently released a list of 51 must visit locations around the world in 2016, and Detroit landed the 27th spot – right between Galle in Sri Lanka and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador.

The author attributes the recent surge of development to the river front, downtown, midtown, and corktown neighborhoods as a few of the reasons to visit the D.

Here are a few more of the notable reasons to visit according to the author:

  • The first Aloft hotel in Michigan at the David Whitney Building
  • Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Centernew $30 million renovation
  • The soon to be boutique 100-room Foundation Hotel in the newly renovated historic fire department headquarters across from the Cobo Center
  • The West Riverfront Park
  • DNR Outdoor Adventure Center
  • The nearly 100 new restaurants, breweries, and distilleries opened in the past two years

What do you think? Is Detroit a great travel destination?

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