Detroit People Mover

If  you’re a visitor from out of town then chances are that you want to experience Detroit in it’s glory. The thing the remember is that you don’t always have to take a car service or even a taxi cab to get around the immediate downtown Detroit area. In fact, with the Detroit Light Rail and the Detroit People Mover, chances are that you’ll be able to get to just about anywhere for a fraction of the cost of a taxi cab or car service.

Riding the Detroit People Mover not only offers visitors a chance to visit places like Grand Circus Park, The Greektown Casino and Hotel, or other bars like Anchor Bar or Joe Louis Arena. It also gives visitors a nice chance to checkout the city in, what we like to call, a $.50 tour of the city. All in the all the People Mover takes about 15 minutes to complete and circles around the city in a manner that gives riders a glimpse into Windsor, Canada, The GM Renaissance Center, and other hidden gems in Detroit.

So before you hail a taxi or call your favorite luxury sedan service (Ahem, Us!) hop on the Detroit People Mover and see what Detroit has to offer.


For more information regarding the People Mover, check out Detroit People Mover.

2014 Winter Blast and why you should make it in 2015

Winter Blast Detroit

The Meridian Health Plan Winter Blast presented by Quicken Loans has come and gone in the city of Detroit.  As per usual, it was an event full of fun and joy in Campus Martius Park, centrally located in the Downtown area of Detroit. The event ran from Friday, February 7th and concluded the evening of Sunday, February 9th. If you missed Winter Blast 2014, then you definitely need to make it for Winter Blast 2015. The highlights include ice sculptures, live music, a fantastic beer tent, and more.

Be sure to be in Detroit for the 2015 Winter Blast

2014 Winter Blast.

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The Winter Classic Has Come and Gone

January 1stAnn Arbor, Michigan—After years of preparation, the Winter Classic has come and gone. Although it didn’t quite go how we wanted, here in Metro-Detroit, Guiness Book of World Records crowd of 105,491 was full of celebration. As we’re sure you’ve heard by now, the Detroit Red Wings lost in a shootout when Toronto Maple Leafs center Tyler Bozak scored a low, stick-side, game winning shot on goaltender, and US Olympian, Jimmy Howard.

A hat covered in snow at the Winter Classic

A snow covered hat at the 13 degree Winter Classic in Detroit

Although the Winter Classic was the main event, holiday weekend was full of games and festivities in Downtown Detroit. Fans flocked in from all over the country and well into Canada in order to participate. The Westin Book Cadillac was the home base for Toronto fans who wanted to create a Sea of Blue in the Big House. In Detroit, at the Hockey Town Winterfest, fans enjoyed games of pickup hockey, replica locker rooms, and some lucky ones managed to catch a glimpse of the Stanley Cup. Continue reading

Three Things You Probably Did Not Know About Detroit

I was born and raised in Detroit. In fact, I lived there for nearly all of my life before moving to the suburbs (that”s a topic for a different post). Growing up as a child of the “90s, I didn”t quite understand how Detroit ranked compared to other cities. Slowly but surely it became clear; we didn”t rank well. “What is wrong with Detroit,” I thought, “what is so bad about the city?” I didn”t travel much so it took getting the Internet after I graduated high school to realize what was wrong. The answer was simple; a lot was wrong with Detroit. Instead of focusing on the negative like the rest of the media, I want to take time to talk about a few things that you probably did not know about Detroit. This is by no means an extensive list. It”s more of a few thoughts from a local.

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Broadway in Detroit

Are you going to be in Detroit, Michigan or the surrounding suburbs for the holiday season? If you are, you might want to get tickets to Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the Fox Theater in Detroit. According to the New York Daily News, it’s “so full of energy it could end our dependence on oil” and that’s not a bad thing. Imagine Cirque Du Soleil with a Christmas flair. You’ll get toy soldiers marching on tight ropes, gingerbread men flipping in mid-air, hundreds of costumes, all accompanied by an original sound track. All of this and more, put together by world-renowned director, and creator of the Broadway hit Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Neil Goldberg. There’s nothing better than Broadway in Detroit.

Of course the night would not be complete with out a great dinner at a fabulous restaurant in Downtown Detroit. Have your chauffeur drive you to Iridescence at the top of Motor City Casino and enjoy the breath-taking view before the show. Book your transportation today.

Ticket prices for Cirque Dreams Holidaze range for $35.50 to $65.00.

The Fox Theater is located in Foxtown in Downtown Detroit at 2211 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201
Iridescence is located in the Motor City Casino at 2901 Grand River Avenue, Detroit, MI

Best Sports Bar in Detroit

Detroit has long been a hockey town (hence the nickname “Hockeytown”) so the options are plentiful.  Although it’s hard to narrow it down, we’ve created a list of what we feel the three best sports bars to visit before, during, or after a Detroit Red Wings game. Although the list is numbered, it is too hard to say which is the best so see for yourself.

3) Hockey Town Café – Located next to Detroit’s Fox Theater, Hockey Town Café is one of the city’s leading sports bars to visit before, during, or after a Detroit Red Wings game. Although it’s not necessarily an unknown venue, it’s a Detroit staple and definitely worth mentioning. According to The Detroit Free Press, Hockey Town Café is “The best place in town to catch the faceoff, kickoff or tip-off.”

Appetizers start at $6.95 and entrées begin at $9.95.

The Hockeytown Café is located in Foxtown in downtown Detroit, next to the Fox Theatre at 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201. 

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What to do in Detroit?

This is a question we at Athens Transportation are frequently asked. A lot of our clients fly in with the stigma that Detroit is desolate and that there is not much to do. While we understand that all people have to go by is the media, we help give our travelers a better understanding about what is happening in Detroit during our drive from Detroit Metro Airport.

Whether you’re coming in to conduct business in the Renaissance Center in Detroit or you are flying in to see your favorite musical act at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan, you will be able to use this site to find the hidden gems of your surrounding area. If you need dinner suggestions for before the concert or you want to know which casino you should head to after work, Athens is here to help. Not only are we a Detroit car service but our drivers are meant to be a personal concierge to anyone traveling to Detroit, Michigan or it’s surrounding areas.