Detroit has been selected as one of the Best Places to Go in 2024 by Conde Nast Traveler, chosen for its global leadership in mobility and innovation, its remarkable investment in rebuilding, and its contribution to the music scene.
Read more in the news release below.
Nov. 15, 2023
DETROIT, MI (Nov. 15, 2023) – Conde Nast Traveler, one of the world’s most prestigious travel publications, revealed that Detroit, MI ,was selected in the Best Places to Go in 2024. The list highlights extraordinary travel destinations worldwide, and Detroit’s remarkable story as one of the most important music cities in the world, the longstanding global leadership in mobility innovation, and the transformational investment occurring in the city were the key reasons for the Motor City being selected.
To compile this list, Conde Nast Traveler looked at varied destinations that included breathtaking natural landscapes, adventures that push boundaries, and cultural icons. Conde Nast Traveler highlighted the opening of the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park, new and refurbished hotels, the opening of the Hudson Site and Michigan Central, and the NFL Draft.
From Conde Nast Traveler’s article on Detroit:” In 2024, Detroit will welcome a host of new hotels, green spaces, and cultural attractions – not to mention the NFL Draft, expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors.”
“From our world-changing music, our innovation, our exceptional culinary scene Detroit is a city that moves people,” said Visit Detroit President and Chief Executive Officer Claude Molinari. “Visit Detroit proudly embraces our role in helping millions of visitors fall in love with stories of Southeast Michigan, and Conde Nast Traveler’s recognition will help even more people discover Detroit next year and for years to come.”
“We as Michiganders take great pride in the city of Detroit and we are honored to have the Motor City recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as a top place to visit in 2024,” said Dave Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan, part of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “Detroit offers a fresh experience for travelers whether it’s taking in the amazing architecture, tasting the global cuisine, learning about the deep automotive history, or immersing oneself in the rich arts and culture. And with the NFL Draft and several new businesses and attractions on tap for the year ahead, Detroit is ready to shine in 2024.”
More than 16.5 million people visited Southeast Michigan in 2022, which contributed $9.2 billion dollars to our Region’s economy. Visitors are coming to experience a city of world changing innovation, music, and culture. Tourism, meetings, conventions, and events are a huge driver for our economy, and accolades like Conde Nast Traveler, along with TIME naming Detroit one of the World’s Greatest Places encourage even more people can spend their time and money in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne County and the city of Detroit.
See the full list here.