Downtown Ann Arbor

Michigan Football Tailgating 101

To many, just attending a Michigan football game on any given Saturday in Ann Arbor is a beloved outing to the Big House. For others, the experience includes preparing, hosting, and executing top-quality outdoor extravaganzas in honor of the big game - a tradition we know as tailgating. A small…

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September Events Roundup

Fall is quickly approaching, which means you’ll be enjoying the best weather in the Midwest for the variety of things to do this September! Whether you love cars, festivals, events out of the ordinary or all of the above, you will find exactly what you’re looking for when visiting the Ann Arbor…

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Airborne! Bomber Rides in the Yankee Lady

What is it like to fly in a WW II bomber? There is not much to compare it to. It is sort of like riding in a time machine, back to the 1930’s. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to ride in a B-17 Bomber out of the Willow Run Airport. The B-17 at Willow Run, nicknamed the Yankee Lady, is a…

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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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Great Minds Think A Lot: Matthew VanBesien

This profile is part of Destination Ann Arbor’s Great Minds Think a Lot series, highlighting influential leaders in Washtenaw County who make a positive impact within our community. Former University Musical Society President Ken Fischer left some pretty enormous shoes to fill when he retired in…

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August Events Roundup

August is the perfect time to get outside to enjoy the sunshine and nice summer breeze. With many of August’s annual events taking place outdoors, including Paint Dexter Plein Air, Thunder Over Michigan , and Parkridge SummerFest, you will certainly find one-of-a-kind events that speak to your…

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Fairy Doors? Yes, you heard that right!

There may be no more quintessentially "Ann Arbor" attraction than the Urban Fairy Doors - which makes a treasure hunt around the city a must-do for visitors interested in all things quirky, unique and mystical. First appearing in Ann Arbor in 2005, the premier fairy door spotted at a commercial…

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