A Simple Guide to Detroit's Top Neighborhoods

Detroit might not be at the top of everyone's travel list, but it's a fantastic place to visit, with lots of diversity and different things to do! It's actually a HUGE city-- the size of all 5 boroughs in NYC-- so here's a simple breakdown of the main neighborhoods of Detroit to make the city a bit more manageable! 


Head to Greektown for authentic Greek food and the casino. You're also going to want to visit Detroit vs. Everybody, a store that sells shirts with it's name on it. But more than that "Detroit vs. Everybody" is the city's slogan, pointing to the bad rap they get from the rest of the country. I love their spirit.


Foxtown is a happenin' part of town. Come here to catch a baseball game at Comerica Park or visit any of the four theaters in this district.


Corktown is the oldest neighborhood in Detroit. It was settled by the Irish but now it's taken over by the hipsters. There's a ton of cool bars and even a brewing company! We stayed in this neighborhood and it was awesome! While you're here, make sure you check out a room at the Trumbull and Porter! You won't regret it! 


Named for being on the Detroit River, come on over to Rivertown if you want to catch a view of Canada, rent bikes and bike the River Walk or more importantly, visit Belle Island. There's an aquarium, zoo, park and conservatory. Oh, and it's gorgeous.

Eastern Market

The Eastern Market neighborhood is where you want to be on the weekends, checking out one of the largest markets I've ever seen in my entire life. It literally takes up an entire block of this neighborhood. They sell food and handmade goods.