Downtown Ann Arbor

Fall Colors Abound in Tree Town

Mother Nature helps ease the transition between summer and winter by painting landscapes in such spectacular colors. Plan a trip to Ann Arbor this fall to experience what the Chicago Tribune calls the most charming college town in the Midwest. Ann Arbor gained the nickname “Tree Town” as a result of…

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Fly Fishing in Ypsilanti

The Huron River is one of the best places in Michigan for smallmouth bass fishing. Our guest blogger Emma Schulte interviewed the owner of Schultz Outfitters, Mike Schultz, in Ypsilanti. She learned what makes fly fishing a memorable experience for both beginners and experts alike. If you’re not an…

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Your Family Reunion in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor is bold, vibrant, and one of MONEY magazine’s “Best in Travel” locations. Recently named the #1 small college town by WalletHub, Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas offer a unique and inclusive range of experiences for everyone in your family, young and old. Everyone in your family will…

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#Ypsireal Instas we Love: 2018

Well, Ypsilantians, you've done it again. 2018 was an epic year for your Instagram feed, and we're honored and grateful that you used #ypsireal to share your shots with us! We sure do have plenty to share - art, natural beauty, tasty eats, interesting people... it's all here in Ypsilanti. Here's a…

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10 Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving and Not Cook a Thing!

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. Every year I look forward to getting together with my family, enjoying a delicious and calorically-dense feast, and pausing to be grateful for the time we share together. I also look forward to eating an otherwise socially unacceptable amount of pie, and…

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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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Summer To-Do List for Family Time in #ypsireal

I have small kids. My new job as a parent has caused me to look back on my own childhood, now aware of the intense planning that must have gone into the seemingly effortless way that my mom raised us. We had no shortage of creative and educational activities to do, and we had many adventures to…

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Betsy Bikes in Ypsi

This is the story of my first Ypsilanti bike ride, and why it won't be my last. I bought a bike in a whirlwind of self-actualization ("All the cool kids ride their bikes…I can be cool."). It was a glorious thing, a shiny blue street bike with ten speeds; in my one-car family, it was going to be my…

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