Detroit recently topped the list of Travel & Leisure's underdog urban hotspots for travelers weary of cookie-cutter cosmopolitan vacations. The magazine lauded the new breed of "urban homesteader" helping to reshape the city, and referenced a few of our great restaurants (Foran's Grand Trunk Pub, Supino pizza, and Slows) as evidence of the D's growing gastronomic reputation.
And then of course there's Detroit. What most people would consider as
evidence of Motor City's sad decline -- empty lots, abandoned houses, and
disused factories -- others view as unparalleled opportunities for artists,
designers, and other creative types. In fact, Patti Smith and David
Byrne, two of music's eternal cool kids, recently exhorted budding
artists to move to Detroit, and young people are heeding their advice,
moving into neighborhoods like Midtown and Woodbridge.
Check out which other underdog cities made the list here