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Detroit RiverFront, Detroit

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Mingle with the locals, enjoy the views, and go for a stroll along Detroit RiverFront. This is one of the most popular hangout spots in the city, and you'll see many people fishing, jogging, and riding bikes next to the water. It's hard to beat this spot's views of Windsor, Ontario, on the Canadian side of the Detroit River. Choose a restaurant for a meal or a drink, or hop onto one of the boat tours if you're up for some sightseeing. The riverfront regularly hosts different events, celebrations, and music festivals. Check the events schedule online if you want to plan your visit accordingly, and join the party at the riverfront. Plan my day in Detroit using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • The river front area of Detroit is a sizeable stretch of walkable space that is about 4 miles in length. If you walk the entire length you'll find yourself weaving in and out some of the good and not....  more
    The river front area of Detroit is a sizeable stretch of walkable space that is about 4 miles in length. If you walk the entire length you'll find yourself weaving in and out some of the good and not....  more »
  • The riverfront walkway snakes for 4 miles along the water. The setting is pretty, and in good weather this is a fine place for people watching. 
    The riverfront walkway snakes for 4 miles along the water. The setting is pretty, and in good weather this is a fine place for people watching.  more »
  • We had some free time after our meeting so decided sponteneously to take the walk at the riverfront. It was real wonderful. We really enjoyed to see Canada across the river while walking on the sunny....  more
    We had some free time after our meeting so decided sponteneously to take the walk at the riverfront. It was real wonderful. We really enjoyed to see Canada across the river while walking on the sunny....  more »
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  • We went on the first day of the river days . the weather was absolutely perfect . The parking sucked and they had absolutely no parking for handicapped . I actually thought that that was illegal . There was plenty of empty room on Jefferson further east but we were told that the cars were being tagged and towed. There should have been handicap parking very close either in with the volunteers were parked or on the street . I was on a cane and my friend actually had to put a scooter together to get there. Absolutely not user-friendly and not everybody could enjoy it . The riverfront is beautiful ! But very difficult to get there in the grounds were very wet so it was very difficult to maneuver why we were there . The food was delicious ! Great idea for the park .
  • The Conservancy's vision early on, to rebuild and preserve the Detroit river front land for public access is a gift like none other to the people in southeastern Michigan and visitors. They are continuing to expand and renovate while keeping the area clean and accessible to all.
  • you can enjoy nice relaxing time over the week days. Weekends are too crowded.
  • The riverfront in Detroit is a beautiful place to go for a walk and enjoy the outdoors. Even in August the walkway wasn't that busy so my girlfriend and I were able to enjoy a peaceful walk right along the river. There are a number of places that you can sit down and relax along the way. The scenery is beautiful and the views of Windsor are amazing! Would love to return with a bicycle and further explore the Detroit Riverfront. Definitely recommend visiting if you're looking for something to do in Detroit during your trip.
  • Paid over $300 for one night in a room about the size of a closet. Asked during check in if we could keep our vehicle parked there the next day while we went to the auto show. Was told no problem. Next day comes around and we were told we couldn't leave it there. Blankets on the beds felt more like rough curtains than soft blankets. Only really nice thing I can say about the stay was that the entire place was very clean, had a great view from the room, and there was a lot to do close by.

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