Before moving to Detroit, I had been around the Detroit area many times but had only been downtown on a few occasions. I knew that I wanted to see more of the city and keep up with events going on but, frankly, didn’t know where to start. A Google search for any city recommendations comes up with large museums and whoever can pay for advertising – not necessarily who locals would suggest.
Whether you’re new to the city (welcome!), visiting, or a long-time Detroiter looking for new recommendations, here are five accounts to help you start exploring the city:
@PureDetroit313: The Detroit shop posts about it’s new merchandise but also shares snaps of the city’s famous architecture and info about their tours of spaces like the Packard Plant.
@ChowDownDetroit: This foodie account posts mouthwatering dishes from Detroit’s (and the surrounding area’s) best small, affordable restaurants. Heads up, none of it is healthy and all of it looks delicious.
@LetsDet: Let’s Detroit posts about things to do, places to see and people to meet around the city. Bonus: It’s run by a Year 7 Challenge Detroit fellow.
@WoodwardThrowbacks: Woodward Throwbacks is a salvaged woodworking shop that posts their current work along with some of the most beautiful homes in the city, a reminder that Detroit’s gorgeous architecture spans outside of the downtown area.
@DowntownDet: If you’re curious about what’s going on in downtown Detroit, follow Downtown Detroit Partnership. They post everything you need to know about Campus Martius and the other downtown parks, food trucks, and large event celebrations.