Ah, Detroit. We know that you’re unfairly maligned in the media, with all their talk about how your city has become a dumping ground for dead bodies. And yes, some of the negativity is well-earned. But here at hopara, we’re pretty certain that there’s always something awesome to do pretty much anywhere, and Detroit is no exception. So here we go with today’s Hopara Short, where we give you two activities in a city - today, we’re going to segment this into what used to make Detroit cool, and then what still makes it cool today:
Detroit Activity #1: The Detroit Institute of Arts
Way back in, like, the last century, Detroit was one of the main engines (pun intended) of the American economy. And with all the money that came from selling cars is all of the stuff that those magnates spent their money on - in this case, a gosh-darned impressive art collection, along with a big enough endowment to keep buying great pieces. Sure, there are purists out there who say that the best of old Detroit can be found at the Henry Ford Museum in nearby Dearborn or at the Motown Museum instead, but we just love DIA’s collection (one of our favorite pieces is McSorely’s Bar, but that might just be because we’re from New York).
Detroit Activity #2: Walking the Streets with Detroit Urban Adventures
Ok, we know what you’re thinking. You think that we hate you, and we’re sending you to walk the streets of Detroit so you can get shot. Not true! We love our readers! And we want to prove to you that Detroit isn’t as bad as people say it is. We thought about sending you to a Tigers or Lions game (tickets aren’t that hard to come by), but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to let you walk around the city with Bob and eat a Coney (what the rest of us call hot dogs). You’ll be amazed at how beautiful the city is, and how (at least parts of) it are pretty safe. Plus, Bob’s a darn good tour guide, and it’s always good to be with someone that’s really knowledgeable!
That’s it for today! Happy Exploring!