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DoubleTree Lobby

One of Detroit’s prized gems, the DoubleTree by Hilton Detroit Downtown – Fort Shelby was recently welcomed into the prestigious Historic Hotels of America organization. Five DoubleTree by Hilton hotels were honored with the title for their historical significance. See all five.

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Photo: Greektown Casino's Master Suite.


Detroit’s “big three” casinos rank high on both visitors’ and locals’ list of favorite places to frequent downtown. With the options to eat, relax, play and stay, these classy hot spots are always adding something new to the mix. Next time you're feeling the lucky streak, you can visit one of these three places and hopefully come home a big winner!

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There’s a lot of pressure to impress your sweetheart with the perfect date on Valentine’s Day. If you’ll be in Detroit for the most romantic day of the year, take a few tips from us and visit some of the city’s most romantic spots.

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Photo Credit: Taffeta


Wingnuts: Unite!


Wingnut (wing - nut) noun. An over-obsessed, adoring advocate for the Detroit Red Wings, a National Hockey League team.


Hockey has finally returned to Hockeytown! With the lockout-shortened season, you’ll have fewer opportunities to cheer on the Red Wings this year, but whether you’re a longtime fan or looking to attend your first game at Joe Louis Arena, here’s your guide to game day in Hockeytown.

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Slows Bar BQ, in Detroit's Corktown District.

Alex Beaton125The following is a guest post from Alex Beaton, Founder/Director of Business Development & Marketing forThe Awesome Mitten. She writes: When you grow up in Traverse City, you grow up in a bubble. I’m not complaining, mind you; this bubble has lakes abound and a reputation as a destination for foodies and wine connoisseurs alike. But a bubble it is nonetheless. To the typical Traverse City native, Detroit is an airport and the occasional place you visit to see a Tigers game or a concert, but it’s certainly not a vacation destination. After two of our resident Traverse City feature writers at The Awesome Mitten moved there recently, I’ve been bombarded with things we need to feature and places I “ABSOLUTELY” have to check out. So a weekend trip was planned.

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