Home DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT Detroit MI: Explore The Motor City & Its History
Detroit MI: Explore The Motor City & Its History PDF Print E-mail

As a travel destination for senior travelers, Detroit is often underrated and overlooked. Compared to other big cities, hotel rooms are reasonable, along with economic meals, car rentals and other travel expenses.

Where To Stay: For a bit of Vegas life, there’s the MGM Grand Casino Hotel in downtown Detroit. It offers luxurious city-view suites, and is near the Tigers' Comerica Park. MGM Grand Detroit, 1777 3rd St., Detroit, MI 48226, mgmgranddetroit.com Daytime Wanderings: The Henry Ford Museum is a must see. Henry himself planned it as a showcase of the benefits of the automobile and mass production to our country. Adult admission $15. Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn, MI 48124, thehenryford.org

The Detroit Zoo is home to the world's largest Polar exhibit, "The Arctic Ring of Life", with polar bears and penguins. Adult tickets are $15. Detroit Zoo, 8450 W 10 Mile Rd., Royal Oak, MI 48067, detroitzoo.org

If in Detroit on a Saturday, head to Greektown for the massive Eastern Market, an indoor extravaganza offering ethnic dining, cheese, produce and all kinds of goodies.

Stay in-the-know about the latest Sports, Life, Money, Tech, and Travel stories. You'll get your first 2 months of USA TODAY for $25 (charged monthly). All print subscribers receive the e-Newspaper included with their subscription.