With a cutting-edge culture balanced by historical roots, Midtown is one of the hippest, most energetic pockets of Detroit. It’s best known as the home of Wayne State University and arts institutions like the Detroit Institute of Arts. This world-class art museum houses an encyclopedic collection spanning centuries and cultures, from ancient Greek sculptures to Diego Rivera’s iconic Detroit Industry murals. Midtown has become a creative hub filled with funky boutiques, record shops, gastropubs, and live music venues. You’ll find the most concentrated stretch of cool on Canfield Street, lined with unique spots like Shinola’s flagship store and Third Man Records. When night falls, catch an inventive stage play at the Hilberry Theatre or experience Detroit’s underground theater scene with performances at the Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts.


With its name derived from the Irish immigrants who originally settled here, Corktown was Detroit’s oldest neighborhood before the city’s revitalization. Today, it perfectly blends its rich heritage with its new identity as one of the hottest locales for dining, drinking, and entertainment. Start your Corktown adventure by strolling through the oldest city-operated park, the scenic Michigan Avenue Corridor Greenway. When it’s time to eat, you’ll be overwhelmed with stellar options like Slows Bar BQ for smoked meats, Sugar House for craft cocktails and New American fare, or the lively Mercury Burger & Bar in a former theater. Catch a Detroit Tigers baseball game at Comerica Park, or if you prefer tunes to dingers, groove to live music at PJ’s Lager House.

Eastern Market

Rise and shine bright and early for an immersion into the epicenter of Detroit’s local food scene—the historic Eastern Market district. This vibrant, open-air marketplace features over 225 vendors selling some of the finest produce, baked goods, and other provisions across 43 acres of indoor and outdoor sheds. The market is open year-round but bursts with lively energy during summer’s peak harvest season. Even on non-market days, the district is home to a delectable mix of new and long-standing eateries along Russell Street covering every cuisine you can imagine. Snag a classic Detroit-style square pizza at Supino Pizzeria, chow down on a hearty Polish meal at Dla Sisa, or feast on vegan and vegetarian fare at Cuisine Detroit—with so many mouth-watering options, you may need to plan a return trip. Don’t sleep on the boutique shops and art galleries dotting the neighborhood either!


In the heart of Downtown, indulge in the lively culture and delicious flavors of Detroit’s long-standing Greektown. This entertaining district is small but packs a serious punch with its renowned dining scene, vibrant nightlife, and seemingly never-ending festivals and events. Hop off your charter bus into an Old World atmosphere unlike anywhere else in the city. Aromas of spanakopita, moussaka, and flaming saganaki waft through the air as you wander along Monroe Avenue. Some highlights include Golden Fleece for a traditional Greek feast, Pegasus Taverna for lively taverna vibes and spirits, or the quaint Da’Edoardo Foxtown Grille for an award-winning breakfast. After fueling up, catch a show at the Greektown Casino-Hotel’s RISE Detroit gallery. If the timing is right, you may even get lucky and stumble into a street festival like the Epic Monroe Celebrating Greektown’s Street Culture.


Take a quick trip south of the border without ever leaving Detroit when you visit the vibrant Mexicantown neighborhood! This enclave is renowned as one of the city’s most authentic cultural hubs, a lively celebration of Mexican-American heritage through food, festivals, markets, and more. The neighborhood’s beating heart is located along Bagley Street, a colorful strip reminiscent of Mexico City’s zocalos (public squares). Here you’ll find traditional storefronts, Mexican bakeries, and restaurants dishing out some of the best south-of-the-border cuisine in the entire Midwest. Be sure to stop by Xochimilco Family Restaurant for award-winning tacos, Lupita’s Mexicantown Bakery for fresh pan dulce and tres leches cakes, or El Rancho Bakery for Mexican pastries and breads. Luckily, your charter bus has plenty of luggage space for bringing back culinary souvenirs!

Southwest Detroit

Adjacent to Mexicantown you’ll find the Southwest Detroit community, equally proud of its Hispanic heritage but with influences far beyond just Mexico. Stroll through Vernor Hwy, the area’s main commercial corridor, for an eye-opening sampling of Latino culture at its vibrant best. The aromas of pupuserias, taquerias, and panaderias will lure you into spots like Jacalito Pub 429, dishing out Honduran bites and Mexican street fare. Or treat yourself to an authentic Salvadoran meal at Los Altos, complete with platanos, curtido (cabbage slaw), and delicious panes rellenos. When you need a break from the incredible food scene, browse unique finds at boutiques like Que Onda Detroit or check out local art galleries showcasing works from rising Latino artists in the D.


Craving a taste of the Mediterranean in Detroit’s suburbs? Head to Dearborn, home to one of the largest Arab populations outside of the Middle East. This vibrant city celebrates its rich Arabic heritage through amazing restaurants, cultural festivals, architectural influences like mosques and museums, and so much more. Make your first stop the bustling East Dearborn commercial district along Warren Ave and Schaefer Rd. This is where you’ll discover incredible eats like shawarma, falafel, and knafeh at iconic eateries including Amani’s, Al-Ameer, and New Yasmeen Bakery. When you need a break from feasting, visit the Arab American National Museum to learn about the proud history of Arab immigrants in the U.S. If your timing is right, attending special events like the Dearborn Arab International Festival is an absolute must!

Royal Oak

For trendy nightlife and an electric atmosphere, look no further than Royal Oak just north of Detroit. This walkable downtown area is jam-packed with locally-owned breweries, rooftop lounges, live music venues, and creative eateries tucked inside historical buildings. Start your night hitting the town along Main Street, Royal Oak’s centerpiece filled with hot spots like the iconic Bucca Di Beppo restaurant and Spectators sports bar and grill. Cool off with a signature cocktail and city views from Infinite Rooftop Bar or sip craft brews at ROAK Brewing Company. For entertainment, you can catch a show at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, cut loose on the dance floor at neighborhood clubs, or treat your ears to up-and-coming bands at places like the Mint Room. When you need refueling between bar hops, Royal Oak has everything from slider joints to Chicago-style pizza parlors available.

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The Motor City has an amazing mix of pulsing, culturally-rich communities making it an absolute must-visit destination, whether you’re a lifelong resident or first-time tourist. And what better way to immerse yourself in Detroit’s local flavor than through fun-filled group outings led by knowledgeable insiders? Detroit Party Buses has your group covered with our high-end charter bus rentals in Detroit. No more worrying about rounding up separate vehicles, finding parking, or dealing with the city’s stress-inducing traffic. Our team will match you with the perfect charter bus, from sleek minibuses for small outings to roomy motorcoaches that fit your whole company. Travel around Detroit while enjoying premium amenities like plush seating, entertainment systems, and onboard restrooms. Your own personal team handles all the logistical hassles so all you have to do is enjoy the ride. Call Detroit Party Buses today at 313-209-8443 to reserve your bus and take your Detroit adventure to the next level!