A city of 216,000, Windsor sits along the southern banks of the Detroit River, just across from the Motor City. “Civilized” is the word that comes to mind when Detroiters talk about Windsor.
Although separated only by a river, this Canadian city has a virtually nonexistent crime rate, a full plate of excellent restaurants, and a friendly and civic-minded populace who are happy to welcome Yanks.
Detroiters have long shuttled back and forth to enjoy Windsor’s restaurants, casinos, European-style shops, and terrific riverfront views.
Getting to Windsor
Two routes connect Detroit and Windsor: the Ambassador Bridge (www.ambassadorbridge.com, $4) and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel (www.dwtunnel.com, $3.75). Claustrophobics tend to opt for the bridge, though the tunnel is faster and more direct.
by Laura Martone from Moon Michigan, 3rd Edition, © Avalon Travel