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Detroit is the biggest city in Michigan and its metropolitan area – with over 4.2 million residents – is the 2nd largest in the Midwestern United States (behind only Chicago). Located on the Detroit River, this city is also a major port that connects the Great Lakes to the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Detroit is famous as the heart of the American automobile industry and is known by the nicknames “the Motor City” and “Motown.”

Travelers to Detroit will want to book a rental car in order to minimize the time spent waiting for public transportation or a ride from a family member or co-worker. It's also wise to have a car rental so that you can explore this wonderful city at your own pace, and see everything it has to offer!

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Best time to visit Detroit

The peak season in Detroit is between June and September, but the summer heat can get too hot sometimes especially during July and August. The Detroit River Days Festival is held every month of June and the three-day activities feature live concerts and great food. If you prefer a mild weather, then the best time to travel to Detroit is during the spring and autumn seasons. There are also other music events held during those times including the Movement Electronic Music Festival in May.

Driving tips in Detroit

If you don't want to get caught in the traffic, make sure to leave before or after the morning rush hour which is between 6 am and 10 am. The evening rush hour, on the other hand, is between 3 pm and 7 pm. When driving in Detroit, tourists need to practice precaution like keeping your rental car locked when parked and avoid leaving downtown. Try to look for a safe parking space like the Greektown Casino parking near Comerica Park and Ford Field. 

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Here are more information about Detroit, Michigan

While in Detroit, you'll want to use your cheap car rental to visit some of this famous city's many interesting attractions and tourist destinations!

The first stop on your tour might be the Detroit Institute of Arts. When you drive your car rental to the DIA, you'll be visiting a Detroit treasure that is one of the country's best art museums. The Institute houses classic fine art collections, modern art and unusual pieces like African masks and mummies! On-site there's also the General Motors Center for African American Art, a showcase of the works of African American artists.

Perhaps the most fun you'll have visiting Detroit's museums in your car rental will be at an unusual one. Comerica Park is not just the stadium home of the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. It also houses a baseball museum and accompanying theme park, with a Ferris wheel, tiger carousel, a lighted musical fountain and huge statues of tigers! Don't forget to take a photo and share it with your friends back home!

Top 10 things to do in Detroit

Detroit is the largest city in the State of Michigan meaning the 'strait'. The city is known as the world's conventional automotive center. It is also a conspicuous source of popular music. Two of its famous nicknames are 'Motor City' and 'Motown'. It is a flourishing city and has plenty of entertainment to offer its visitors.

1. Visit the MGM Grand Casino: This Las Vegas based casino retains 75,000 square feet of floor space and Art Deco motifs. You can chose from its two themed restaurants, a massive buffet and three bars. There is a 9-deck parking structure attached. Along with the friendly aura, yet another quality of the casino is that the promotions are available to the average person as well and they are easy enough to be understood by everyone.

2. Comerica Park: Take a trip to the 'Comerica Park'. This Park was a baseball stadium for the Detroit Tigers. Now it has massive sculptures of tigers, bats and balls. A carousel and Ferris wheel add a circus or fun fair atmosphere. Fancy foods along with pricey amenities are all part of the entertainment offered here.  For more information on the Park click on the link.

3. Eastern Market: For food lovers this place is a must to visit. It is a huge market now extended into a six day a week fiesta of food drink and merchandise. You can buy almost everything here from fine cheese to imported wine! Also on the 1st of May, 'Flower Day' is celebrated making the place the largest flower market in the USA.

4. Hart Plaza: This colossal concrete area at the foot of Woodward Avenue starts from Jefferson Avenue to the Detroit River. Isamu Noguchi planned it in 1960 as a public space. It still contains his remarkable twisted spire and fountain. There is a stage and amphitheater. Ethnic riverfront festivals are also held here. Hart Plaza gives access to a riverfront walkway, which is an amiable fishing spot with a remarkable outlook of Canada to the south.

5. GM World: This is a massive showroom exhibiting the products and services of the world's largest automaker. Audio and visual product information, triggered by sensors is displayed. The best thing is that you will get free admission to this wonderful and rare display of a rotating roster of 26 vehicles. There are four divisions on the display: 'Touring and Luxury', 'Family and Neighborhood', 'Outdoors and Sports Enthusiasts'.

6. Visit the Motown Historical Museum: The Motown Historical Museum is not just a museum; it is also a historic site that has managed to capture the beat and spirit of the Motown Sound. This is where Berry Gordy stayed and recorded the Motown hits, and it is something you cannot afford to miss when you are in Detroit. Also a top-ranked Detroit destination, the Motown Historical Museum (located at 2648 W. Grand Boulevard) was once the headquarters of Motown Records and Tamla in the Motown Sound era! For more information on the Museum click on the link.

7. Visit the Detroit Institute of Arts: The Detroit Institute of Arts is where you will get to see one of the best collections of art across the U.S. With an amazing collection of over 65,000 works, the Detroit Institute of Arts is a must-see for all tourists in Detroit.  For more information on the Institute click on the link.

8. Chill out at Baker's Keyboard Lounge: For some amazing food and great music, Baker's Keyboard Lounge is the place to visit in Detroit. If you like jazz, you will really enjoy an evening here. A great place to just relax and soak in the music, do not forget to come here when you are in Detroit.

9. Test your fortune at the MotorCity Casino: If you are a betting person, or even if you aren't, the MotorCity Casino is a great place to come to for an evening of gambling games and good food. With a reputation of being the friendliest among all Detroit casinos, MotorCity provides visitors with a range of casino games. Check it out when you visit Detroit.  For more information on the Casino click on the link.

10. Take a trip to the historic Fort Wayne: For a slice of American history, the best place you could go to in Detroit is the historic Fort Wayne. The original Limestone Barracks, dating back to 1848, are very much there still, and still a hugely impressive sight. Walk through the fort and you can picturise a day in the fort when it was first constructed.

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