Thursday, January 5, 2017

NYT named Detroit a top destination in 2017 — but that's not even the best part

Posted By on Thu, Jan 5, 2017 at 11:27 AM

click to enlarge old-world-map.jpg
Every year the New York Times releases a list of the best places to visit. It's basically a Pinterest vision board for all the places you'd like to go but never will.

This year Detroit made the cut, coming in at No. 9 on a list of 52. They cited the QLine and Little Caesars Arena as reasons why tourists should use their hard-earned cash to travel to the Motor City. Those reasons seem kind of blase in comparison to our thriving restaurant scene, our many arts and culture institutions, easy access to live local music, and an ever-growing craft beer, liquor, and cocktail scene, but whatever, we'll take it.

Anyway, that's not even the best part.

The best part is that No. 1 on the New York Times's Best Places to Go in 2017 is Canada. No, they don't outwardly say, "Get the fuck out of the country and go to Canada while you still can because Trump's presidency is impending," but we get what they're playing at. And since we're so close, maybe this is one destination on our Pinterest travel vision board we might actually go.

Tags: , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 23, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2021 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation