Detroit Named Top 10 Place to Travel in 2023 by Travel Lemming

Nov 15, 2022

Detroit (November 15, 2022) - Detroit has been named the 10th best place to travel in the world in 2023 by Travel Lemming, an online travel guide read by more than 6 million travelers.


The annual list of 50 best places to travelhighlights emerging destinations and hidden gems around the world. Coming just a few months after TIME named Detroit in its list of Worlds Greatest Places, there is a growing recognition that the city and Southeast Michigan are must visit destinations. 


Visit Detroit President and CEO Claude Molinari commented: “Visitors come to Detroit to experience our world-changing music scene, the heartbeat of American innovation, and thriving art scene, but they fall in love with the people and the stories of our region. Visit Detroit proudly embraces our role in attracting millions of visitors every year, and now that Travel Lemming has named Detroit one of the best places to travel in 2023, we look forward to welcoming even more.”


The article calls Detroit “one of the country’s best-kept secrets,” praising its “architectural history, Motown music, thriving sports scene, art culture, and excellent selection of restaurants, craft breweries, and cocktail bars.”


“It is an incredible honor for Detroit to be named as one of Travel Lemming’s ‘Best Places to Visit’ in 2023,” said David Lorenz, Vice President, Travel Michigan. “Detroit has been a destination for visitors and Michiganders alike to experience marquee national and international events, enjoy the city’s fabled history and culture and to witness the city’s remarkable renaissance. Thank you to the Travel Lemming team for recognizing Detroit as the truly amazing global destination it is.”


Travel Lemming writer Brooke Horrobin opined: “Out of all the cities I’ve visited, Detroit has a huge piece of my heart. It’s not often you visit a big city outside of where you live that feels like home, and this is how I would sum up Detroit in a nutshell. The great music scene, buzzing breweries and friendly locals make this underrated city well worth a visit.”


The annual list is a collaborative project of the publication’s team of more than 25 travel writers and editors. 


The top 10 destinations on the list are:


  • #1 - Lafayette, Louisiana
  • #2 - Bhutan
  • #3 - Utila, Honduras
  • #4 - Ile Sainte Marie, Madagascar
  • #5 - Kosovo
  • #6 - Salento, Colombia
  • #7 - Vanuatu
  • #8 - Lake Ohrid, North Macedonia
  • #9 - Uzbekistan
  • #10 - Detroit, Michigan


By region, the full list of 50 destinations includes 7 destinations in Europe, 5 in Asia, 4 in South America, 4 in Oceania, 4 in Africa, 6 in North America (besides the US), and 20 in the United States.


Travel Lemming is an online travel guide with more than 6 million annual readers. It is known for its focus on encouraging travelers to go “off the lemming path.”




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