Detroit / Windsor TunnelCredit: Mike Russell
Visit Detroit-Windsor for a unique getaway. Located on the United States / Canadian border, the area provides a sampling of the best that both countries have to offer. Cultural landmarks and vibrant nightlife combine to create a memorable stay.
Over 5.7 million people call the Detroit-Windsor region home. The area is not recognized as a formal neighborhood. Only the Golden Horseshoe-Western New York region transports more people between Canada and the U.S. Over 5,000 Canadian citizens cross the border each day to work in the American healthcare industry. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler have administrative offices in Detroit and manufacturing plants in Windsor. Local businesses have U.S. and Canadian locations.
Enjoy rich architectural sights while visiting Detroit-Windsor. The city of Detroit has prime examples of nineteenth and twentieth century architecture. Visit the Art Deco-influenced Guardian Building, Fox Theatre and Detroit Opera House in downtown Detroit. Tour fabulous mansions listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Brush Park, Grosse Pointe and Palmer Woods.
A number of Detroit museums are located between Wayne State University and the College for Creative Studies. The Detroit Institute of Arts, Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History and the main branch of the Detroit Public Library are all found in the Detroit-Windsor area. Take a tour of the Henry Ford Museum and enjoy the largest indoor/outdoor museum complex in the United States.
In the evening, unwind with live musical performances. Detroit has been home to a number of music icons, including jazz artist John Lee Hooker and Motown founder Berry Gordy, Jr. Hit the tables at one of three casinos. Cross the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel to enjoy a night out in Canada. The tunnel is the third largest underwater tunnel connecting two nations. Have a valid U.S. passport or U.S. passport card for entry into Canada.
Windsor, Ontario was founded in 1854. The area began as an agricultural settlement and evolved into a railway centre, courtesy of the Canadian National Railway. A number of movie and television studios choose to film in the Detroit-Windsor area.
Enjoy over 3,000 acres of green space in Windsor. View the Detroit skyline from the largest park on the Windsor waterfront. Area gardens earned the city its nickname as The City of Roses. Learn the historic role Windsor played in the Battle of Windsor and the Patriot War, both in 1837. Stop by Caesar’s Windsor, a popular casino choice among U.S. visitors. Dine in a renowned restaurant in Windsor’s Little Italy section.
Visitors are drawn to the Detroit-Windsor area for additional reasons. Windsor has a legal drinking age of 19. Casinos, restaurants and bars offer Cuban cigars and Cuban rum. Cheaper prescription drugs, in addition to foods and products not available in the U.S have made tourism a vital part of the city economy. Visit the duty free shop before departing Windsor. Purchase tax-free alcohol, cosmetics and other items. Refer to U.S. customs guidelines for the dollar amount of items one can bring back into the country when returning from Canada without being taxed.