Spotlight on Detroit

Detroit, the big southeastern Michigan metropolis dubbed “Motor City,” boasts great restaurants, music and plenty of places to explore.

For down-home soul food at an iconic Detroit eatery, try the new location of Detroit Soul in the Jefferson Chalmers neighborhood. You can enjoy favorites like mac and cheese, black-eyed peas, barbecue and cobbler.

For a cool boutique hotel stay in the heart of Detroit, book The Siren Hotel. This newer artsy hotel with 106 guestrooms — along with shops, restaurants and a rooftop deck — occupies the historic 1926 Wurlitzer Building.

To take in the beautiful sights of the American and Canadian skylines on opposite shores of the Detroit River, take a one-hour narrated cruise on a Diamond Jack Riverboat. 

Detroit’s history is full of soul. If you’re a music fan, visit on April 1 for the 15th Annual Motor City Blues Festival. The 2023 Blues is Alright Tour, held at the historic Fox Theatre, features performances by Blues artists Pokey Bear, King George and Calvin Richardson.