The Ann Arbor area is a beautiful spot to bike, walk, or run. Trails and parks are beautifully maintained and offer an oasis for those who love the great outdoors. Spring, summer, fall, or winter, the outdoor amenities the city has to offer are vast and have something for everyone!
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What is there to do in Ann Arbor?
Biking, Walking, and Running
Arts, Culture, and Entertainment
One of the best parts of the area is the arts, culture, and entertainment. Ann Arbor is home to a number of music venues that offer a variety of musical stylings, museums that can transport you back in time or into an artist's world, and sporting events with (in our opinion) the best fans there are! Detroit is a short 40 minutes from Ann Arbor and hosts major concerts, sporting events, and cultural events.
- University of Michigan Museum of Art
- University of Michigan Museum of Natural History
- Matthaei Botanical Gardens
- Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
- Greenfield Village - Thomas Edison's Laboratory, Wright Brother's Bicycle Shop and House, Model T's, and much more!
- The Henry Ford Museum - Rosa Parks Bus, Presidential Motorcade Vehicles, Driving America
- Detroit Institute of Art - Diego Rivera, Van Gogh, Monet, rotation collections!
- Purple Rose Theater
- The Ark
Ann Arbor is a foodie's paradise! With numerous restaurants representing nearly every time of cuisine imaginable, there are few ways to go wrong, and so, so many ways to go right when it comes to dining in Ann Arbor. Some of our favorites are below, we hope you have the opportunity to try them for yourself!
Zingerman's Deli - whoa! Now that is a sandwich! Absolutely delicious and the best service in the area.
Mani Osteria - Do you want a pizza that tastes like it was made in Italy? Here you go. We recommend the pickled tomatoes appetizer!
Chela's Restaurant & Taqueria - You can't go wrong at Chela's. But the tilapia tacos are especially exquisite.
Jerusalem Garden - A staple of downtown Ann Arbor. The hummus and falafels are a dream come true!
- Shalimar - Featured in "The Five-Year Engagement"!
Go Blue Guide
We recommend taking a look at the Go Blue Guide, developed to help prospective medical students, residents, and fellows get acquainted with the area. The Go Blue Guide is a thorough and fantastic resource for considering Ann Arbor and Michigan as both a university and a state.
What about the rest of the State?
One of the best things about Michigan is that there is something to do that suits every need. Ann Arbor is central to everything:
an hour from Detroit, with city amenities such as museums, concerts, musicals, and more
forty minutes from Detroit Metro Airport, which can get you anywhere you want to be
three and a half to four hours from Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland
an hour and a half from being away from it all, in one of the many beautiful forests Michigan has to offer
four to the Upper Peninsula - one of the most untouched, pristine natural parts of the country