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Let's just say it out loud: People in the Motor City love driving their cars, and this city and its roadways are set up to oblige. Metro Detroit’s freeway system is considered one of the most efficient in the country. If you need a rental — a classic sedan or compact, party bus, luxurious limo or passenger van — you can find a comprehensive list of members that have what you need in this section. If you plan to take a taxi, it’s best to take the taxi company’s phone number with you so you can call ahead for a pick up. And check with your hotel on other metro Detroit transportation options. Many hotels provide shuttles to and from Detroit Metro Airport, for example, as well as to area attractions and stadiums during major events. And when you’re hitting Detroit’s downtown, be sure to hop on the Detroit People Mover, an elevated automated light-rail system that only costs 75 cents per ride. In fairer weather, think outside the motorized box and see the city by bike. The two-wheel movement is going viral in Detroit. Bike rentals are available and affordable.
Mi Drive is your resource for planning your route with up-to-date road construction information as well as traffic incidents and even road cameras. You can get Mi Drive online and on your smartphone or mobile device.
You may need your sunglasses at night for the Big Bright Light Show in Rochester, which uses millions of Christmas lights each year in its display.
Shuttle service links downtown Detroit hotels to Metro Airport, with free onboard Wi-Fi, friendly drivers and wallet-friendly fees.
Shoppers 50 and over get 10 percent off at participating Birch Run stores every Tuesday.
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