I'm planning a trip to Detroit in the fall, specifically (and finally) to visit the Detroit Institute of Art. I'm looking at staying one night at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown. I'm the kind of person who likes to walk whereever I go, so I'm thinking about the 2.5 mile walk from the hotel to the gallery. The trip seems to be mostly along Woodward. Does anyone see any potential dangers for a couple of 40-something white guys with cameras taking this route on foot? I've never been to Detroit and I'm asking solely because of the reputation that the city has acquired over the years - so an education on the realities is more than welcome here.
I live in a big city and have travelled to many big cities around the world. The 'run-down' look doesn't deter me, nor does the odd homeless person. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!