The Staycation Roadtrip takes us to Motor City.
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A city built for speed
When we think of Detroit, we think of fast cars. But don’t forget, residents in the 313 are also enjoying Verizon’s 5G Home Internet with speeds up to 1 gigabit per second.
“Don’t miss” Detroit sites
The River Walk along the Detroit River is the perfect place to enjoy downtown, and don’t forget beautiful Belle Isle. At 987 acres, it’s the largest island park in the United States. Also, just outside of the city, you’ll find tons of American history at The Henry Ford Museum. With all its culture and history, it’s no surprise that Detroit was once known as The Paris of the Midwest.
Part of that distinctive culture is the city’s thriving music scene, which started over a half century ago with Hitsville USA and Motown Records, and includes locals-turned-legends Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger, Kid Rock, Jack White and Eminem.
Local artist: Sydney James
From Motown to Sierra Leone, the art of Detroit-bred muralist Sydney James can be found across the globe. Like many of the other artists we’ve met along this journey, Sydney is using her artistic voice to generate conversation and change on topics like Black Lives Matter.
For some great local food, Sydney recommends the always tasty Rock City Eatery. And when she isn’t eating or creating, she can be found at The Wise Decision, a local Performance and Wellness Center that helps Detroiters stay in tune with their body and mind. The Wise Decision created a class just for us. Check it out here.
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