Detroit isn’t just the “Motor City”, it’s also full of beautiful murals and artistic wonders that make it a great place to visit for the ‘gram. Whether you want to experience its rich history or just want to see urban creativity, there’s something to see in this Michigan city.
Here are some of the coolest, most picturesque areas of the city:
Art murals are always surefire places to take pictures when traveling, and Dequindre Cut has no shortage of them. It’s a great place for a run, a stroll, or a bike ride while making frequent stops to check out the sights.
The historic Eastern Market is a great place to snap a quick vintage photo while out shopping. If you look around the area, you’ll also stumble upon bright and beautiful street art or take photos with Instagram-worthy items for sale.
“What Lifts You” Mural
This artwork isn’t just any old mural, it’s a global phenomenon by artist Kelsey Montague. Pose in front of this mural and instantly grow wings. You can take social media-worthy photos while reflecting on the question, #WhatLiftsYou?
Belle Isle Conservatory
Commune with nature while taking great photos at Belle Isle Conservatory. The indoor garden is picturesque from the inside and out-- giving you a stunning view of flowers and plant life as well as beautiful architecture.
Taking a photo of (or with!) the large tiger sculpture at Comerica Park should be part of a travel list for anyone visiting Detroit. Beyond that, you can also take a photo on the giant blue chair inside or enjoy a baseball game at the stadium.
Lincoln Street Art Park
Can’t get enough of street art? This park in Detroit is full of eye-catching murals you’ll definitely want to capture and share. It encourages urban exploration, with plenty of artwork hidden in side streets and below bridges. Make sure you give yourself time to explore!
Triangle Buildings Downtown
Flatiron buildings are architectural marvels that are always picturesque, and you can take a photo of one when visiting Detroit. Don’t miss these classic architectures when visiting Detroit, especially the mini flatiron one built in 1895!
The Detroit Institute of Arts
It’s no surprise that The Detroit Institute of Arts is full of great picturesque artwork sure to infuse art and culture on your feed. The architecture is grand and beautiful, and there are sculptures and murals even as you enter.
This theater has been around since 1928 and has been home to countless of incredible performances, but the building itself is worth the visit. The bright signage and marquee outside is a great sight to see at night.
“Waiting” Sculpture by Kaws
Well-known artist, KAWS artwork at the Detroit Library Street Collective is part of a collection of large 17-foot sculptures. “Waiting”, according to the artist, depicts a moment of pause between parent and child.
If you’re into architecture, or trying to build an architecture aesthetic on Instagram, this building in Detroit has high arched ceilings with beautiful building tilework that’s incredible to see in person and great to capture in photos.
Want to experience a different part of Detroit? Don’t miss any of these areas that aren’t just fascinating to visit, they’re also great places to take pictures of or with!