Renaissance Center, Detroit

One of the best places to visit in Detroit is the Renaissance Center. Not only is it the key staple in the city’s skyline but it also is the home to General Motors.

The best part? It’s open to the public. Now, I’m sure you’re thinking, why on Earth would I want to visit an office building? Trust me, it’s well worth it. Come on, follow me.

Woodward Avenue, Detroit MI

If you’re out getting a bite to eat on Woodward or strolling along after a skate at Campus Martius, looking into store windows, grabbing a coffee, you’ll eventually run into this handsome gent.

The Spirit of Detroit, Detroit MI

You’ll turn the corner and there it is.

Renaissance Center, Detroit MI

Renaissance Center, Detroit MI

Come on – keep up!

General Motors, Detroit MI

Renaissance Center, Detroit MI

Renaissance Center, Detroit MI

The whole building is extremely modern but has looked the same for years. In a way it represents the spirit of Detroit – a combination modernity with history.

Renaissance Center, Detroit MI

There are three levels of seating areas, skywalks, fountains and, of course, cars.

Renaissance Center, Detroit MI

You’ll see employees camped out in a corner with a Starbucks in one hand and laptop in the other.

Come at lunchtime and the walkways will be filled with women in their work attire and Nikes going for an afternoon walk.

Renaissance Center, Detroit MI

Renaissance Center, Detroit MI

If you walk straight through the building and come out at the back, you’ll end up right on the Detroit River and a stones throw away from Canada.

Riverwalk, Detroit MI

Windsor, Canada

I’ve been hearing all about the improved Detroit Riverwalk which stretches from Belle Isle to the Ren Cen but it was way too cold to even think about seeing it when I was there.

Riverwalk, Detroit MI

Detroit Riverwalk, Detroit MI

I was outside long enough to take a few snaps then rush back in.

Detroit River, Detroit MI

Renaissance Center, Detroit MI

Renaissance Center, Detroit MI

Renaissance Center, Detroit MI

Renaissance Center, Detroit MI

If you’re visiting the city from out of town or just from the county over, promise you’ll make a stop to see it? You can even grab lunch or dinner in one of the restaurants there (thought I’d finally written a post that didn’t include food, did you? Not a chance).

Even more, promise you’ll tweet me a picture and tell me what you think!

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