Trip Planner:   USA  /  Michigan  /  Detroit  /  Detroit Downtown

Detroit Downtown, Detroit

3.2
#4 of 6 in Neighborhoods in Detroit
Downtown Detroit is the central business district and a residential area of the city of Detroit, Michigan, United States. Locally, downtown tends to refer to the 1.4 square mile region bordered by M-10 (Lodge Freeway) to the west, Interstate 75 (I-75, Fisher Freeway) to the north, I-375 (Chrysler Freeway) to the east, and the Detroit River to the south. Although, it may also refer to the Greater Downtown area, a 7.2 square mile region that includes surrounding neighborhoods such as Midtown, Corktown, Rivertown, and Woodbridge.


The city's main thoroughfare M-1 (Woodward Avenue) links Downtown to Midtown, New Center, and the North End.


Downtown contains a lot of historic architecture, including prominent skyscrapers, ranging from the Renaissance Center, the Penobscot Building, One Detroit Center, and the Guardian Building. Historic churches, theatres, and commercial buildings anchor the various downtown districts. Downtown has a number of parks including those linked by a promenade along the International Riverfront. Its central square is Campus Martius Park.
Put Detroit Downtown into our Detroit online vacation maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Detroit.
Source
Create an itinerary including Detroit Downtown
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Detroit Downtown Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
470 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Very exciting to see cranes, and buildings being refurbished or built and a high occupancy rate on living spaces. Woodward ave is booming and you can see investment everywhere. Exciting to see this...  more »
  • Every single street in downtown Detroit has something stunning or interesting or just plain cool on it. Amazing.  more »
Places to stay near Detroit Downtown

Plan your trip to Detroit

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Detroit

See all ›
4.9
Duration:2 h
4.6
Duration:30 min
4.6
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min

Side trips from Detroit

4.8
Duration:2 h
4.7
Duration:2 h
5.0
Duration:1 h 30 min

Historic Sites in Detroit

4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:2 h

Hidden gems in Detroit

4.7
Duration:2 h
4.7
Duration:2 h
4.6
Duration:2 h

Museums in Detroit

4.8
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.5
Duration:2 h
4.7
Duration:2 h
3.9
Duration:2 h

Nearby attractions in Detroit

4.7
Duration:2 h
5.0
Duration:2 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:2 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:2 h 30 min