Detroit April 24, 2018
9 Jaw Dropping Views In Detroit That Will Blow You Away
Longtime Detroiters know that our city is overflowing with gorgeous spots to explore. Whether you’re gazing out upon the city lights after dark or admiring the flow of our beloved Detroit River, there’s no shortage of breathtaking spots to enjoy. When you’re seeking the best views in and around the Motor City, check out these nine incredible locales.
1. Sunset from Belle Isle
Make your way to Detroit’s magnificent island park for one of the most unforgettable looks at downtown. Belle Isle itself is full of beautiful scenery, from the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory to the area’s plentiful green space. But there’s truly no better place in the city to catch stunning glimpses of the sun as it sets behind downtown Detroit - and you’ll want to bring along a camera.
2. Downtown from Iridescence (2901 Grand River Ave.)
Venture to the 16th floor of the GM Renaissance Center for a fantastic panoramic view of downtown Detroit, which seems to extend forever. Whether you’re sipping on a glass of wine or enjoying a full meal at this gorgeous eatery, you’ll be treated to some of the city’s most incredible vistas.
3. Detroit from Windsor
You’ll have to make the short journey into Canada for this Detroit view, but trust us when we say that it’s well worth the trip! Windsor’s location across the Detroit River makes it an ideal spot for marveling at the Motor City skyline, and you’ll have the chance to see our hometown from an entirely new vantage point.
4. Night skyline from 3Fifty Terrace (350 Madison St.)
If you’re in the mood for a bit of partying combined with an amazing view, look no further than 3Fifty Terrace. This rooftop nightclub sits in the heart of downtown and allows visitors to experience stunning after-dark scenery while enjoying drinks, music, and tasty American fare. What’s not to love?
5. Ambassador Bridge from the Riverwalk (1340 Atwater St.)
The Ambassador Bridge is certainly a sight to behold, and there’s no better place to experience it than from along Detroit’s Riverwalk. This riverfront area is overflowing with activities and events, but sometimes a peaceful walk is all you need to appreciate its beauty. Stroll along the shoreline as you gaze up at the bridge itself - talk about a man-made wonder!
6. Cityscape from Comerica Park (2100 Woodward Ave.)
The main attraction at Comerica Park is certainly our beloved Detroit Tigers, but it’s impossible to overlook the stadium’s breathtaking vantage point of downtown. Stare out at our iconic cityscape between innings or snap a few photos to remember the view as you settle in for a game. Every Detroiter should experience this spot at least once.
7. Detroit River from Milliken State Park (1900 Atwater St.)
When most people think "Detroit," natural beauty isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Milliken State Park quickly proves this thought process wrong by offering a peaceful oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of city life. When you visit this unforgettable state park and harbor, you’ll catch beautiful views of the Detroit River and bask in some of the prettiest green space imaginable.
8. Skyline from Hart Plaza (1 Hart Plaza)
Hart Plaza has long served as a central locale for Detroiters of all ages. Whether you’re splashing in the fountain, meeting for a picnic lunch with friends, or simply enjoying the atmosphere, there’s something here for everyone. As if that weren’t enough, Hart Plaza also gives way to one of the city’s most amazing skyline views. Rain, shine, or snow, there’s always a delightful scene to be captured here.
9. Pretty much anywhere in the city from the People Mover.
The People Mover might not be your favorite form of transportation, but it certainly delivers when it comes to providing lovely views of the Motor City. From towering buildings to pretty parks, you’ll see it all during your time on this public train - and the elevated views certainly can’t be matched by car or bus rides alone.
Tell us, Detroiters: are there any other amazing views in the Motor City that should have been included on our list? Feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions with us in the comment section below!
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