Located in the north of the United States bordering Canada, Detroit is a massive city, with a population that would rival that of some smaller countries. Although having had its share of bad times and a rough history, the city has emerged as an innovative centre for industry, art and music, with a strong influence on the rest of the world. With preserved monuments and dedications to its colourful history throughout the city, and many attractions stretched far and wide, the city is perfect for exploring with a rental car, and has well developed facilities such as parking for those on self drive holidays. Auto Europe offers several car hire pick up locations in Detroit, Michigan, and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in Detroit is both easy and economical.
Having been a pioneer city in the automotive industry as well as music and the arts, Detroit has many attractions dedicated to telling the amazing story of the city becoming what it is today. The Automotive Hall of Fame and Henry Ford Museum both provide insight into the massive impact the city had (and has) on the automotive world, and have great displays of historic and innovative designs and models. For lovers of art, be sure to check out the Detroit Institute of Arts, which is home to one of the best collections of American art, most of it dated between the 18th and 20th centuries. Another significant display is the Detroit Artists Market, which was founded in the depression of the 1930s to provide a source of income for struggling artists. Today, the gallery is heavily involved in the city's art scene, especially contemporary art.
For an excellent quick tour of the city, park your hire car near the downtown area or the city and hop on board the People Mover, a raised railway that does a loop of the city. The tour takes about 15 minutes and provides excellent views of the city and its landmarks. The city is home to many landmark buildings, both historical and modern and the rail is a great way to see many of them. Tours are available of many of the buildings, so if you would like to see some early American architecture, drive your hire car out to buildings such as Berry Gordy House, Henry Ford Estate and the Palmer Woods Historic District, which contains many examples of early 20th-century building style.
The upper market tourism sector in Detroit has also boomed over the years, and the city is now home to several casino resorts and luxury apartment complexes. Particularly worth a visit is the Detroit Marriott, the tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere. Park your rental car in the parking lot below or one nearby, and head up to the top floor of the building where you will find one of the largest rooftop restaurants in the world.
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