Ann Arbor is a fun, friendly city with a sophisticated, worldly vibe all its own. Our midsize college town is home to 45,000 students and faculty who bring their amazing energy and talents to the mix. There is something for everyone here.
Rich in tradition and pioneering firsts, the campus of the University of Michigan is teeming with historical resonance and culture, from quirky to sophisticated. U-M's undergraduate, graduate and medical student population comes from all 50 states and 114 countries. We enjoy access to the main campus and all its amenities, including 14 indoor and outdoor recreational facilities—all of which is just a short walk, bike or bus ride away.
Known as a pedestrian-friendly town, Ann Arbor offers a lot of options for those who love to walk. From downtown to Kerrytown, or any one of the many beautiful gardens, trails and parks along the banks of the Huron River, there is always something to see on foot.
- Canoe Liveries
- Downtown Ann Arbor
- Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
- Parks and Recreation
Bring your sense of adventure to the table when you visit Ann Arbor. As diverse as our population, the restaurants in Ann Arbor span the globe from Honduras to continental Europe to Nepal, cater to vegans and devoted carnivores alike, and proudly range from carefully polished to downright greasy. On a warm summer night, be sure to top it off with a scoop of house-made ice cream or a frosty pint.
See It Here
Historically, Ann Arbor has been a magnet for artists of every genre, enriching the lives of all who reside here and drawing throngs from out of town. Here you'll find halls, theaters, libraries and galleries of international renown that attract performers from our own backyard and around the world.
- Ann Arbor Art Center
- Ann Arbor Art Galleries
- The Ark
- Hill Auditorium
- Michigan Theater
- U-M Museum of Art
- U-M Museum of Natural History
When it's time to take a break, Ann Arbor knows how to have fun in every season. You can catch a hot new band at the local dive, browse the farmer's market in Kerrytown, cheer on the Wolverines in the legendary Big House, or find a treasure at the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair—it's all here!
Ann Arbor is consistently ranked among the top places to be in the United States. Recent accolades come from The Daily, which ranked Ann Arbor #5 among their "Happiest Cities in America,” and from Livibility.com, which names Ann Arbor on its top 10 list of “Best College Towns."
- Ann Arbor Rankings
- Ann Arbor
- Ann Arbor Visitors and Convention Bureau
- Off Campus Housing
- The Ride
- U-M Maps
While Ann Arbor always has something great going on, it’s also perfectly located to make a quick getaway possible. Within hours you can sink your toes in a sandy beach along the more than 1,500 miles of state shoreline, take in the majestic scenery of the Upper Peninsula, or explore metro gems like Chicago or Toronto. In less than an hour you can be in downtown Detroit with all of its electrified food scene, professional sports venues, and world class entertainment, or at a terminal in the international airport.