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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).

Take5 BridgetRusso

Conceived in 2011, prototyped in 2012 and first sold in 2013, Shinola is an American-made luxury watch, bicycle and leather goods manufacturer. Though young, the brand’s story, the products’ elegance and the company’s community outreach efforts will make you want to #Detroitproud.

For this Take 5, Marketing Director for Shinola Bridget Russo filled us in on why Detroit was the chosen city to bring Shinola to life.


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Nemos Bowen 5532

Great dive bars in Detroit? I could fill a book. But since I probably only have your attention for the next 90 seconds or so, let me just share a few suggestions on some of the many, many best places in Detroit to commune with the locals and get a true sense of place.


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Detroit10 Salads

It’s easy — and fun — to come up with a list of drool-worthy burgers and stick-to-your-bones comfort food joints in Detroit (like this or this, for starters). But a list of greener options in the city is just as appetizing. We won’t even comment on eating healthier because these options are so satisfying, there’s no room for guilt, anyway.

Here are our picks for some of Detroit’s best salads:


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 HotelMustHaves Townsend DS

Whether you’re traveling for business or planning a weekend getaway with the fam, there are certain amenities you should look for in a hotel. Here’s our list of must-haves — along with the spots around town that offer them.


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Cafe dMongos fromAngelaHernandez

Many Michigan-born celebrities never stop calling Detroit their home, even after they’ve made it to the bright lights of Hollywood. What’s more, many celebrities who come here to film or just to visit fall in love with The D.


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