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Planning a Holiday in Detroit

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Detroit, the Motown, boasts attractive hotels, world-class museums, great festivals and events, diverse shopping, cool nightlife, excellent food and moderate temperature. This city has it all to keep the travelers happy and occupied. The Motown is known for its snowy, nippy winters, and sunny summers. The city’s location on the lake makes it receptive to the foggy climate. Detroit experiences all four seasons, with spring and autumn being pleasant seasons, summers are warm, and winters are cold. Detroit hosts several events and festivals throughout the year.

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Spring Holiday in Detroit (April-May)

Spring is the best time to visit Detroit, Michigan. This season draws many travelers from across the world. The hotels are affordable, and the weather is pleasant.

Detroit Average Spring Temperature
Average high temperature in Detroit during spring is in mid-60s and average low temperature is in mid-40s.

Clothes to Pack
Shorts, t-shirts and long sleeve shorts
Jacket or sweater for night time
Jeans, skirts, and long pants
Closed-toed shoes
Detroit Spring Festivals

Spring season hosts many music festivals and events.


Selfridge Air Show

Summer Holiday in Detroit (June-September)

Summer is the peak tourist period in Detroit. This time of the year is warm, and good for outdoor activities, like boating, biking and fishing. If you want to enjoy the weather and the city liveliness and vibrancy, then this is the season! Make hotel bookings in advance, as this is the peak time!

Detroit Average Summer Temperature
Average high temperature in Detroit during the summer season is in 80s, and average low temperature in Detroit is in 60s; hot and humid.

Clothes to Pack
Lightweight clothes
One or two long-sleeved lightweight sweater
Flip-flops or Sneakers
T-shorts and short sleeve shirts
Shorts and tank shorts
Sunglasses and Sunblock

Detroit Summer Festivals

Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival

Telegraph Cruise
Michigan Jazz Festival
Bayview Mackinac Race
Michigan State Fair
Fash Bash


Autumn Holiday in Detroit (October-November)

Another good time to visit Detroit is autumn. The temperature takes a nosedive during this season.

Detroit Average Autumn Temperature
Average high temperature during fall season in Detroit is in mid-50s and average low temperature is in 40s.

Clothes to Pack
Long pants, jeans, t-shirts and long sleeves
Jacket and sweater
Boots and closed-toed shoes
Dress with jacket

Detroit Autumn Festivals



Winter Holiday in Detroit (December-March)

Winters in Detroit are severe and nippy with snowstorms and heavy rainfall. Crowds thin out during this season. The hotel rates are also low.
Detroit Average Winter Temperature
Average high temperature in Detroit during winters is in mid-40s and average low temperature is in mid-20s; frosty and snowy.

Clothes to Pack
Dress with heavy coat
Jackets, coats and Sweaters
Shoes and Boots
Winter Hats, scarves, socks and Lined gloves
Dark glasses
Warm clothes
Warm pants and jeans

Detroit Winter Festivals


Ann Arbor Folk Festival


Michigan Home & Garden Show

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