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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).

Detroit10 OpeningDayTipsThe Detroit Tigers’ Opening Day is an unofficial holiday around these parts. This year, it’s Monday, March 31 against the Kansas City Royals, which means a three-day weekend for many fans.

With thousands surging into the city, downtown will be hectic, so here are a few things to know before you go:


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StPattysDay AmiWoods

St. Patrick’s Day is a big deal in Detroit. We may not have a green river, but we know what we’re doing when it comes to throwing a festive party. There are enough parades and places to get green gear here to make you feel as good as a pot o’ gold. Here are seven tips for increasing your luck this St. Patty’s Day.


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ROSEAwards2014

Outstanding service deserves more than just a good tip. After all, professionals in the hospitality industry can leave a lasting impression on visitors to metro Detroit. Have you ever had such great service that it made a difference in your day, or do you know of anyone who consistently goes above and beyond to make a visitor’s experience unforgettable? Submit a nomination for him or her to receive a ROSE Award. Nominations will be accepted now through May 31, 2014.


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Autorama

In virtually every neighborhood in metro Detroit, you’ll find decades-old hot rods and restored racecars sitting pretty underneath covers in garages, waiting to rev their engines on the city’s streets.

Cars are ingrained in the culture of Michigan, and Detroiters love an excuse to wash and shine theirs up for a show, or simply to take a look at someone else’s handiwork.

That’s why it’s no surprise events like Autorama draw such a massive crowd to Cobo Center. The 62nd annual Autorama — America’s Greatest Hot Rod Show — returns to Detroit March 7-9 bringing the finest hot rods, customs, trucks and motorcycles from across the country.


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CraftCocktails DS

They’re civilized. They’re sophisticated. They’re craft cocktails. Detroit is not immune to the mixology trend that has swept the nation over the past few years.

These specialty concoctions require passion, patience, creativity, attention to detail and sometimes five or more ingredients to prepare. Tools of the trade may include eye droppers, test tubes and even blow torches. The end results are often magical.

Some stories are best delivered over a craft cocktail. If you’re looking for a place to tell your tale, you’ll find the masters of mixology at these fine local establishments:


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