I’m really excited to interview Andy Hill of Marriage, Kids and Money about Detroit, Michigan. Andy’s tips for the best things to do in Detroit are awesome because he’s lived in the suburbs of Detroit since he was 10 years old and enjoys exploring the city with his wife and children. He loves his city and is excited to share all of the family-friendly activities that “Motor City” has to offer.
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Detroit is known for its deep connection with America’s auto industry. It is also the birthplace of Motown Records, whose chart-topping history of music is on display at its original headquarters. Detroit is on the water’s edge of Lake St Clair and very close to Lake Erie, one of America’s Great Lakes.
Andy says that the best time to visit is in the summer or fall. The months from May to November are known as Golden Time in Michigan.
We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit Detroit, the local convention and visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests. Check out the free D Discount Pass, which saves 20% or more on many of Detroit’s most popular tourist attractions.
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Getting around Detroit
The local airport is Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW), which is about a 25-minute drive to downtown.
Andy says that you need to rent a car when visiting Detroit because the public transportation system is not that good. Click here for the best offers from Avis, Budget, or Hertz.
Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around so you can leave your car at the hotel.
If you only need a car for a couple of hours, you can rent by the hour with Zipcar. Join now to get $25 loaded into your account.
Places we talked about on the podcast
Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Andy Hill about Detroit, Michigan. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.
- Red dots = best places to eat in Detroit, Michigan
- Green dots = best things to do in Detroit, Michigan
- Yellow dots = best places to stay in Detroit, Michigan
Who is Andy Hill?
Andy Hill is a former corporate event marketing professional who quit his corporate job to spend more time with his family and focus on his website and podcast. He started his website – Marriage Kids and Money – in 2016 to talk about young family finances. It started out as a side hustle, then morphed into a full-time gig.
New episodes of the Marriage Kids and Money Podcast come out every Monday. It provides actionable advice to help your family win with money. He’s interviewed over 200 millionaire entrepreneurs, award-winning authors, and personal finance experts. Each interview’s goal is to provide tips to save money, make money, and protect your family’s future.
Here are a few articles that he’s written:
- How We Paid Off Our Mortgage in 5 Years
- Increase Your Net Worth to $1,000,000 in 10 Years
- How to Make Charitable Giving a Family Tradition
You can connect with Andy at his website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Cesar Tanchez of cesartanchez.com shares the best things to do in Guatemala City, Guatemala. In this episode, Cesar and I talk about the Mayan ruins of Peten, exploring the volcanoes surrounding Lake Atitlan, and riding the famous chicken bus. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
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