Experiences In The D | The Blog for Visit Detroit

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

Summer is slowly drawing to an end – before you stow away the flip-flops and shorts, check out these 20 things to do in August in metro Detroit.

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Cobo Waterfront

Where should you stay when attending a convention in downtown Detroit? As near as possible to Cobo Center, of course! With a recently completed $279 million renovation, the 2.4 million-square foot convention center (with truly spectacular views of the Detroit River) is where business gets done. Here's a breakdown of nearby hotels, all within walking distance of Cobo, so you won't miss out on any of the action.

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July Networking Mixer-F

Throughout the year, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau members have the chance to attend a mixer at various locations in downtown and metro Detroit to mingle and network with fellow members. This is a great opportunity to meet new contacts and create new friends.

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Detroit's comeback has grabbed the attention of travel writers and bloggers. You don't have to look hard to find another article or post tooting the city's horn. Several national media outlets have added Detroit to their lists of cities to visit in 2016. Take a look at some of the recent press about Detroit.

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Take a step back to the 16th century and discover what life was like during the Medieval era, when royalty ruled the land and a hierarchy determined your social status. Walk the grounds of the City of Holly in the State of Michigan and talkth to thy neighbor about good eats, the day's joust or sightings of the queen. Roam the shops and enjoy entertainment as we talk about the experience that is: The Michigan Renaissance Festival.

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