The Motor City is the state's largest and most metropolitan city. Although the gradual decline in population and useless downtown outskirts have hurt the city's national reputation, Detroit is a vital addition to the Great Lakes region.
Currently rivaling Cleveland and Pittsburgh in regard to renovation projects, Detroit is working on cleaning up its act. Royal Oak and Birmingham are drawing visitors away from the expanse of downtown and into more quaint, upbeat regions. Urban areas are working towards cleaner cultural venues and lakefront venues.
Detroit is still working on its image, but for an interesting Michigan town in transition, it offers plenty of fun.