Detroit named Top 10 places to travel in 2023 by Travel Lemming

Travel Lemming names Detroit 10th in its annual list of the World’s 50 Best Travel Destinations.

Detroit (November 15, 2022) – Detroit was 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 directory list of top 50 places to travel highlights emerging destinations and hidden gems around the world. Just months after TIME named Detroit to its list of the Greatest Places in the World, there is growing recognition that the city and southeast Michigan are must-see destinations.

Visit Detroit President and CEO Claude Molinari said, “Visitors come to Detroit to experience our world-changing music scene, the heartbeat of American innovation and a thriving arts scene, but they fall in love with the people and stories of our region. Visit Detroit proudly embraces our role in attracting millions of visitors each 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 nation’s best-kept secrets,” praising its “architectural history, Motown music, thriving sports scene, arts culture, and excellent selection of restaurants, craft breweries, and bars. cocktails”.

“It’s an incredible honor for Detroit to be named one of Travel Lemming’s ‘Best Places to Visit’ for 2023,” said David Lorenz, vice president of Travel Michigan. “Detroit is a destination for visitors and Michigan residents to attend renowned national and international events, experience the city’s legendary history and culture, and witness the city’s remarkable renaissance. Thanks to the Travel Lemming team for recognizing Detroit as the truly amazing global destination that it is.”

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

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

The top 10 destinations on the list are:

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

By region, the complete 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 (excluding the United States) and 20 in the United States .

Travel Lemming is an online travel guide with over 6 million annual readers. He is known for his goal of encouraging travelers to “get off the lemming trail.”


The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to market and sell the Detroit metro area globally as a destination for leisure and business travel, including including conventions, trade shows, corporate meetings, tours and incentive trips to maximize incremental visitors, visitor spending, state and local tax revenue and employment opportunities.
More than 700 companies are represented among the members of the DMCVB. The DMCVB was founded in 1896 as the world’s first convention and visitor bureau. visitdetroit.com