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Experiences In The D | The Blog for Visit Detroit

The Visit Detroit Blog is part of The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB).

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In the city of Detroit, many of the most famous places and spaces have ties to the individuals who helped to shape them.

But how often do we walk, bike or drive by a place in The D without stopping to think about why we call it what we do? Probably more often than we’d like to admit.

Here’s a look behind the names of four favorite Detroit institutions:


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OutdoorDining Portofino DS

There’s just something about a warm breeze that makes a good meal and an icy drink all the better, whether you’re enjoying it under the summer sun or the summer’s stars. No matter what you’re in the mood for — a come-as-you-are patio, a trendy beer garden or even an upscale courtyard — Detroit’s got you covered (or uncovered, in the case of some of these). Here are some of our favorite places for outdoor dining:


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The weather is heating up and we all need a way to cool down. How about something Detroit-inspired? Cool off and relax this summer with these drinks all over The D.


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We chatted with President and CEO of The Parade Company Tony Michaels to get the scoop on this year’s Ford Fireworks, one of The D’s premier summer events. They’ll light up the sky tonight, June 23, 2014, at 10:06 p.m. over the Detroit River.


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Detroit10 FrenchFriesIf you answer an enthusiastic “YES!” to the age-old question: “You want fries with that?” today is your lucky day! In honor of National French Fries Day (July 13), we’ve compiled a list of our city’s most noteworthy fries — shared here in no particular order!


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