Visit Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor, Michigan is a
vibrant, unique and inspiring scene where people enrich themselves with
the vast opportunities that surround them. Whether academically at the
prestigious University of Michigan, culturally at the many popular galleries,
museums and musical venues, or socially at annual events such as the famous
Ann Arbor art fair -Ann Arbor is a place that energizes the mind and spirit.
The pride of the city of Ann Arbor is
the storied University of Michigan. One of the top universities
in the nation for students, it also offers much in the way of entertainment
and culture to casual visitors. Take a stroll through the picturesque
central campus Law "quad" and marvel at the striking Gothic-style
architecture of these historic buildings. Experience 150 years worth
of art history at the University of Michigan Museum of Art, along with
viewing historical artifacts at the University's Museum of Natural History.
Sports enthusiasts can tour the famed "Big House", home of
the Michigan Wolverines college football team. If visiting during an
autumn Saturday, join the party and take in a game, cheering the Wolverines
The summer months are bursting with culture, spirit and fun with
Ann Arbor's festivals and fairs! A popular outdoor scene beginning
in June is the 3 week Ann Arbor Summer Festival, an extraordinary
display and celebration of performing arts, outdoor entertainment, and
spirit. This both indoor and outdoor festival spotlights the best in
music, film, comedy, dance, street arts, and family entertainment. July
brings artists and art enthusiasts nationwide to the city for the annual
Ann Arbor Art Fair. With over 500,000 visitors each year,
the award-winning outdoor art fair is one of the largest in North America.
Beyond the numerous art displays, this annual celebration also feature
live music performances and activities for children.
The vibrant arts and cultural scene of Ann Arbor
is ever-present with its plentiful theaters, galleries, museums and
more! From September through April,
experience the classical music of the world-class Ann Arbor Symphony
Orchestra. Exhibitions of amazing artwork, jewelry and ceramics
can be found at the Ann Arbor Art Center, one of the most
respected community arts organizations in Michigan. To enjoy a stage
production, Ann Arbor Civic Theater presents plays, musicals
and Junior Theatre productions from September-June each year. If you
are looking for a laugh, The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase
feature national touring comics on weekends and local performers and
open-mic nights during the week. Learning is made fun for all ages at
the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, with more than 250 interactive
Ann Arbor offers a varied and powerful music scene! Hit
the Blind Pig to take in a show from musicians -from local
sensations to nationally known. The Blind Pig has been an important
stop for international superstar acts in their formative years - including
bands such as REM, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Nirvana - the latter
who, during an MTV interview, called the Blind Pig their number one
venue of choice anywhere. If a night of acoustic is more to your liking,
The Ark on Main Street is considered one of the top acoustic
music clubs anywhere -renowned for the quality and variety of its programming.
Live music can also be found at the legendary Michigan Theater,
The Raven's Club and Old Town Tavern - to
name a few.
Popular cities are always know for great food - and Ann Arbor
is no exception! In Ann Arbor, one can find any kind of food
and setting to experience it in. Enjoy lively conversation sitting in
outdoor cafes and restaurant sidewalk seating at Main Street establishments
such as Gratzi, Cafe Felix, and Real
Seafood Company. Intimate indoor settings for a quiet date night
and spectacular food can be found at Ann Arbor gems such as The
Earle and Pacfic Rim by Kana. Throw back some
satisfying local microbrews at the Ann Arbor Brewing Company,
Grizzly Peak Brewing Co. and the Jolly Pumpkin Cafe
and Brewery. Find amazing deli sandwiches and baked goods at
the Ann Arbor institution know as Zingerman's Deli. Have
some beer, wings and cheer on your favorite teams at sports bars such
as The Arena and Scorekeepers Bar and Grille.
International cuisine can be found all around Ann Arbor at Jerusalem
Garden, Mediterrano, Blue Nile and
Seva - to name just a few.
Its vibrant energy, cultural wonders and community spirit make Ann
Arbor a can't miss spot for a rewarding visit!
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