Ann Arbor is more than a bustling university town. It’s a vibrant city filled with small-town hospitality, and there are plenty of things to see and do!
Arts and Entertainment Enjoy a show, see a live performance, or take a class! Arts and entertainment in Ann Arbor can be found at the Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase, Kerrytown Concert House, The Ark, and the historic State and Michigan theatres.
Things to Do and See Ann Arbor’s calendar is full of exciting attractions! There are many popular events including the Art Fairs, Summer Festival, Film Festival, and Restaurant Week.
Year-round options include the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County. Or enjoy parks with playgrounds, hiking trails, and miles of scenic pathways, as well as the picturesque Huron River.
Shopping Head downtown and check out small, independent shops like Literati Bookstore, Gutman Gallery, and Vault of Midnight. Stroll through historic Nickels Arcade for gifts, antiques, and coffee. Kerrytown offers specialty shops like 16 Hands and Found, as well as Ann Arbor’s famous year-round farmers market. And Briarwood Mall is just two miles south of campus.
Restaurants A celebrated foodie destination, Ann Arbor’s exploding culinary scene offers over 400 restaurants featuring a variety of tastes. Try nationally recognized Zingerman’s Deli, Miss Kim, or Frita Batidos’ Cuban-inspired street food (all featured on Food Network’s Top Ann Arbor Places to Eat).