Time puts Detroit among the greatest places in the world, Mackinac Island also honored
Time The magazine selected Detroit to be part of its third annual list of the World’s Greatest Places which highlights 50 remarkable travel destinations around the world.
The list was compiled by Time international network of correspondents and contributors, focused on places offering new and exciting experiences. The magazine focuses on Detroit’s rapid recovery, the story of its resilient residents, and a legacy of design, innovation and diversity.
“Nearly 10 years after Detroit filed for bankruptcy, travelers can now play a part in the city’s vibrant economic recovery simply by driving,” the magazine reads. “Detroit was recently chosen to be home to America’s first electric vehicle charging route, once again cementing its title as a Motor City – but for the modern age.”
Some of the great places in the world sharing the stage with Detroit include Seoul, South Korea; Queenstown, New Zealand; Bali, Indonesia; Miami; San Francisco; Calabria, Italy; Copenhagen, Denmark; and the International Space Station.
“Visitors come to Detroit to experience our world-changing music scene, the heartbeat of American innovation, and vibrant culinary possibilities, but they fall in love with the people and stories of our region,” said Claude Molinari, President and CEO of Visit Detroit. “Visit Detroit proudly assumes our role in attracting millions of visitors each year, and now that Time named Detroit one of the greatest places in the world, we look forward to welcoming even more.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said, “It’s gratifying that Time recognized what Detroiters have always known: that Detroit is a great city with an extraordinary history. We still have work to do, but Detroit is in the midst of a true renaissance – a renaissance that many thought was impossible just a few years ago.
To see the full list of Time 50 greatest places in the world, visit here.
In related news: Mackinac Island has been named the highest rated of the 15 best islands in the United States, according to readers of Travel + Leisure magazine.
“Eighty percent of this approximately four square mile island on Lake Huron is protected as a state park,” writes journalist Rebecca Ascher-Walsh. “The family-friendly downtown has many restaurants, fudge shops and galleries. There are also several golf courses, one of which, known as Wawa, is on a battlefield where the British captured the island from the Americans in the War of 1812.
People can explore the island on foot, by bike, or by horse-drawn carriage, but no cars are allowed. Accommodations include the Grand Hotel, which dates back to 1887 and earned #6 on this year’s list of Best Hotels in the Midwest.
Have Travel + Leisure full list of the best islands in the country, visit here.