Private jet charter and flights to Detroit, Michigan
Once famous for motors and Motown, Detroit is gradually emerging from decades of urban decay to reclaim its status as a cultural capital. As its world-class museums and scenic parks are joined by a slew of inventive restaurants and designer shops springing up around the city, Detroit is buzzing with an infectious creative energy and renewed hope for the future. Discover everything Detroit has to offer: request a private jet charter quote from Air Charter Service.
Discover Detroit’s automobile heritage at the Henry Ford Museum, where you can see classic cars including a Mustang and Thunderbird, and the Automotive Hall of Fame, home to a full-size replica of the world’s first gas-powered car. As the hometown of Aretha Franklin, Madonna and Diana Ross, the city also has a rich musical legacy and you can visit the Motown Historical Museum to marvel at this legendary label’s first recording studio. Then immerse yourself in the city’s passion for sport at a baseball, ice hockey or American football game.
Cross the MacArthur Bridge to explore Belle Isle on the Detroit River, a 982-acre island park brimming with nature. Explore walking trails, play golf, relax on the beach and visit historic and cultural attractions including an aquarium, botanical garden and museum. The Detroit Institute of Arts is also well worth a visit – housed in a huge Beaux Arts building, it comprises over 100 galleries showcasing art from around the world, spanning ancient Egyptian works and contemporary masterpieces.
Detroit boasts a surprising array of high-end shopping centres and independent stores. Upscale malls include the Village of Rochester and Twelve Oaks Mall, where you’ll find brands including Pottery Barn and Abercrombie & Fitch. Royal Oak is a bohemian village scattered with speciality shops, art galleries and antique shops, while the vibrant Eastern Market is the USA’s oldest outdoor farmers' market.
Detroit’s cultural renaissance has been spearheaded by a burgeoning foodie scene, as creative restaurateurs flock to the once-forgotten city. The hip Corktown neighbourhood has come alive with gastronomic hotspots – try Slows Bar BQ’s slow-cooked meat and craft beer or Ottava Via’s traditional Italian fare – while sleek new eateries are also popping up in West Village and Midtown. Multicultural Detroit also boasts many ethnic enclaves where you can try humble but top-notch international cuisine, from Hamtramck’s Polish bakeries to Mexicantown’s taco joints.
Detroit is home to a handful of luxury hotels, including the award-winning Townsend Hotel and the glitzy MGM Grand Detroit, which brings the spirit of Las Vegas to the city with its glamorous nightclubs and casino. For more of a home-from-home, opt for a trendy boutique guesthouse such as Honor & Folly, a design focused bed-and-breakfast where exposed brickwork complements local artisanal décor.