Downtown Ann Arbor

Manchester's Tour de Barn Quilts

While driving around the rural town of Manchester, along its “Tour de Barn Quilts” route, I felt inspired to cue up the Dixie Chicks’ “Wide Open Spaces.” Why? Because that’s the kind of easygoing, verdant, plenty-of-breathing-room vibe that envelops you as you follow a rutted dirt road over a narrow…

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#ErininA2: Ollie Food + Spirits

The Epicurean Traveler is back! Erin Klema, one of our favorite food and travel bloggers, published another post about her time in the Ann Arbor area earlier this year - specifically about her jaw-dropping, delectable dinner at Ollie Food + Spirits in Ypsilanti's Depot Town. Here's her bottom line:…

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#ErininA2: Ann Arbor Weekend Getaway

Destination Ann Arbor is ecstatic to partner with Erin Klema from The Epicurean Traveler this year! Erin will visit Ann Arbor and the surrounding area periodically in 2018 and 2019 and share with us some photos and blogs inspired by her visits. Follow along with us here, and also on social media…

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Ann Arbor: A "Best Of" List Favorite!

Here in Ann Arbor, we know we live in a pretty special place (actually, the #1 place to live in the United States!). So when our town shows up on numerous “best of” lists each year, we’re reminded to be truly grateful for our extraordinary city – which was recently named the most walkable town in…

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Small Town Bookstores

Years ago, when the bookselling industry began experiencing seismic shifts – which can be summed up in two words: Amazon and e-books – bookstores of all sizes faced a dark night of the soul. How might they adapt and find a way to survive in this brave new world? Many found that they couldn’t. A…

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First Fridays Ypsilanti

First Fridays Ypsilanti is more than an arts and culture walk - it's a network of artists, local businesses, and volunteers eager to showcase Ypsi's vibrant creative scene. Hands-on activities, unexpected art exhibits, and enthralling live performances can be found in numerous venues throughout the…

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