Ann Arbor, MI

Travel Guide
Ann Arbor

The lively arts scene and restaurant culture are pleasantly surprising in this small city, where a cosmopolitan atmosphere offsets quaint historical architecture.

Ann Arbor is a university city offering a pleasant blend of small-town convenience and cultural highlights. Visit museums and educational institutions, eat delicious food and browse outdoor markets.

Walk down the lively main street and soak up the great ambiance. Shop for quirky items at clothing stores or pick up vacation reading at old-fashioned bookshops. Visit Kerrytown Market to purchase handcrafted gifts and art.

Bring kids for a playful learning experience at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Splash around in the water room, build a Lego masterpiece or get behind the wheel of a replica ambulance. Four floors of fun offer something for all ages, so be prepared to spend several hours here.

Get tickets for a sports match at University of Michigan and cheer along with hordes of excitable fans in the biggest stadium in the United States, with capacity for over 100,000 people, which means the atmosphere can be electric during big events.

Admire the stately architecture of the University of Michigan Law Quadrangle and wander to the nearby University of Michigan Museum of Art. This gallery has one of the country’s most significant university art collections and is an inspiring place to visit.

Enjoy a coffee break after all this sightseeing at a top-quality café or deli serving creamy lattes and gourmet snacks. Eat a more substantial meal at one of the multicultural restaurants and watch a show at Tthe Ark, an iconic folk venue that has been showcasing performers since 1965.

Breathe in the smell of popcorn at the Michigan Theater, an art house cinema that opened in 1928 and has since been lovingly restored to all its former glory.

Rent a canoe from the Argo Canoe Livery and paddle down the Huron River. Stroll around the beautiful Matthaei Botanical Gardens and admire its gorgeous plant collections.

Ann Arbor is contemporary, traditional and fun.

Where to stay in Ann Arbor

Hyatt Place Ann Arbor
Hyatt Place Ann Arbor
3.5 out of 5
3223 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $107 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
Located in Bryant Pattengill East, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Briarwood Mall, Michigan Stadium, and University of Michigan. Cobblestone Farm and Buhr ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (888 reviews)
"Very nice property and friendly staff. Property was hard to get into and out of by car"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Hyatt Place Ann Arbor
Graduate Ann Arbor
Graduate Ann Arbor
4 out of 5
615 E Huron Street, Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $135 per night from Dec 29 to Dec 29
Located in the heart of Ann Arbor, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of University of Michigan and U of M Hospital. Michigan Stadium and Briarwood Mall are ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (977 reviews)
"This was a unique place. It was quiet and had neat things in the room and around the hotel. Staff was very friendly."

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Graduate Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites
Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
2455 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $119 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 3
Situated in Ann Arbor, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Cobblestone Farm, Buhr Park, and EMU Convocation Center. St Joseph Mercy Hospital Reichert Health ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (966 reviews)
"Excellent service, very convenient location, quiet and clean."

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2021

Ann Arbor Regent Hotel & Suites
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Pop Art apt boutique apartment
Pop Art apt boutique apartment
Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $85 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 4
Situated in Ann Arbor, this apartment building is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from EMU Convocation Center and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Eastern Michigan University. Rynearson ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Ann Arbor
"We enjoyed the weekend away in Ann Arbor. The apartment made us feel like kids again. Very college town feel. Everything is close and traffic isn't bad"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Pop Art apt boutique apartment
Sonesta ES Suites Ann Arbor
Sonesta ES Suites Ann Arbor
3 out of 5
800 Victors Way, Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $107 per night from Dec 9 to Dec 9
Located in Bryant Pattengill East, this aparthotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Briarwood Mall, Michigan Stadium, and University of Michigan. Cobblestone Farm and ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (683 reviews)
"The bed was comfortable and location served our needs but the staff at check in and through out stay were less then cordial - as though we were an inconvenience. The room had a dirty microwave, one kitchen plate, one fork, no cleaning staff, no clean towels etc! Will not plan any trips with this ..."

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Sonesta ES Suites Ann Arbor
State & Liberty - BEST Campus Location - GO BLUE!
State & Liberty - BEST Campus Location - GO BLUE!
Ann Arbor, MI
The price is $179 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
Located in the center of Ann Arbor, this family-friendly apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of University of Michigan and U of M Hospital. Michigan ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Excellent Location - Clean and Bright
"Perfect location for the weekend in Ann Arbor with my daughter. We parked our car at a nearby garage and walked to everything, including the football game. The apartment was very clean, nicely decorated, and well lit with a large skylight. I will surely stay here again."

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

State & Liberty - BEST Campus Location - GO BLUE!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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