So you are planning your next travel assignment and jotting down travel destinations that come to mind first, California, Hawaii, the Carolinas, or the Pacific Northwest. All wonderful places, to be sure, but if you broaden your thinking, you might just find a place that is both surprising and amazing at the same time. I’m talking about Detroit, Michigan, the Motor City, the birthplace of the Motown sound and home to so much more. A travel assignment in Detroit can satisfy your need for both the big city and easy access to outdoor activities all in one place. Let’s look at why you shouldn’t forget to include Detroit on your list of travel assignment destinations.
Outdoor Adventure. Why are we including outdoor activities as the first reason why we love Detroit? Because even though Detroit is a major metropolitan area, there is no shortage of green spaces to partake in your favorite leisure activities. Take Belle Isle Park, for instance, a 983-acre island park right on the Detroit River. Connected to the city by a bridge, the park is the perfect spot to enjoy kayaking, fishing, beach areas, water sports and even a nature center. Another waterfront gem is Milliken State Park and Harbor featuring a 63-foot lighthouse, fishing piers, and easy connection to the Detroit RiverWalk, a 2.5-mile recreation trail stretching along the Detroit River and providing stunning views of the Detroit skyline.
Museums. The city of Detroit is known for its titans of industry and music, and today there are exceptional museums that capture the rich heritage of the people and the industries that have thrived in Detroit for decades. The Detroit Historical Museum documents the history of Detroit and its people, from a fascinating exhibit about the growth of the auto industry to the cobblestone streets and storefronts of “old Detroit.” Another local treasure is the Wright Museum of African American History, founded in 1965 and home to more than 35,000 artifacts celebrating African American history and culture. The Motown Museum is a must-stop for music lovers of all types, as each year tens of thousands of visitors explore the famous location where some of America’s greatest musical hits were recorded in tiny “Studio A.”
Nightlife. As with most major metropolitan areas, the city of Detroit features a vast array of nightlife choices providing opportunities to experience a true sense of this vibrant city. From the young & hip bistro-bar 220 Merrill to the lively Firebird Tavern to the historic environs of Baker’s Keyboard Lounge. The abundant music and ambiance will fill your weekends with something different throughout your entire assignment.
Foodies Delight. When you take on a travel assignment in the motor city, you better bring your appetite to enjoy all of the fine dining that this city has to offer. While there are too many culinary superstars to mention here, these few will certainly whet your appetite. The Rattlesnake Club is a riverfront gem featuring locally grown and seasonally sourced foods that have delighted Detroit diners for over 25 years. A recent winner of Detroit Free Press Restaurant of the Year, Bacco Ristorante has been wowing guests with stunning Italian cuisine since 2002. Lastly, for gourmet Mexican Fare, El Asador Steakhouse is on everyone’s list of best Detroit restaurants.
There is so much more to Detroit than what you may already know about this 300+-year-old American city. In addition to the amazing museums and restaurants, there are historical walking and factory tours, live music 7 days a week, and a multitude of parks, living historical sites and architectural gems. Your 13-week trip to Detroit will be one you remember for the variety and quality of the experiences you have to choose from on your time away from the job. Call your recruiter today and tell them you are ready for an assignment in Detroit or check out the currently available openings using our powerful job search tool.