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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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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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Baseball fans coming to Detroit for the World Series this weekend won’t have any problems finding things to do before and after the games.  “We hope fans coming to Detroit for the World Series take the opportunity to explore our world-class museums, eat in our delicious restaurants, take a walk along our revitalized riverfront, and check out everything that our city has to offer,” said Larry Alexander, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau President & CEO. “We know baseball will be top of mind this weekend, but there are so many other things to see and do in Detroit before and after the games.”

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Photo by Victoria Araj

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The following is a guest post by Victoria Araj, writer for Quicken Loans and Managing Editor and Publisher of the Quicken Loans Zing Blog. With degrees from MSU and U of M, her allegiance to the Mitten State is indisputable. She loves politics, decorating, photography, fashion, music and the Detroit Red Wings. With a camera always in-hand, you’ll likely find her snapping photos of Detroit while hanging out with family and friends.

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Last week, we posted about Detroit Weekend Activities on a Budget, as recommended by Guest Blogger Victoria Araj. She had so many great recommendations that we couldn’t fit them all in one post, so here are Victoria’s picks for Saturday and Sunday in The D:

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Lions logo200The roar has officially been restored at Ford Field. The Detroit Lions are making waves in the NFL with players such as hard-hitting Ndamukong Suh and franchise quarterback Matthew Stafford, and the Motor City is anxious to have a football party at Ford Field. Fortunately this is the week; Thursday, the Lions started the preseason at home in The D against the Buffalo Bills, followed by the Inaugural Gridiron Classic on Friday. Are you ready to roar?

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