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Browse below for some of our top posts from 2023. 

1. Exploring Creature Conservancy

We love spending time at the Creature Conservancy, housing rescue animals and hosting informative animal presenations. We always learn something new! 

@destinationannarbor Ann Arbor’s best kept secret: the Creature Conservancy! Open to the public every weekend between 1 and 5 PM all year. The Conservancy houses rescue animals and transplants from other institutions. The mission of the Conservancy is to strengthen the connection between humans and animals. #annarbor ♬ Undertow (Sped Up) - Flight School & XIRA

2. Fairy Door Magic

Rumor has it, if you leave a treasure for a fairy at its door, you will have good luck. See if you can find all the whimsical fairy doors around Ann Arbor.

@destinationannarbor Ann Arbor has Fairy Doors all over the city! Discover more at #annarbor #annarbormichigan #puremichigan #fairy #fairydoors #faries #fae #faerie #urbanfairydoor ♬ Fairy tale dream disney children amusement park - SOUND BANK

3. Peonies blooming at The Arb

Have you ever seen hundreds of blooming peonies in one place? Nichols Arboretum welcomes visitors to view and smell beautiful peonies of multiple colors. Peak time to visit: end of May to mid-June.

4. Welcoming New Ann Arbor Businesses

From the ultimate Pickleball sports complex, to new restaurants Spiedo and Peridot, these new businesses are already a hit! 

@destinationannarbor Make time to visit these five new spots in Ann Arbor! 📍Spiedo - Mediterranean style food in a casual setting | 307 S Fifth Avenue 📍Peridot - Upscale Vietnamese-influenced cuisine and award-winning cocktails | 118 W Liberty Street 📍Milk & Froth - made from scratch ice cream in small batches using wholesome and locally sourced ingredients (with #vegan flavors!) | 328 S Main Street 📍Lowertown Bar & Cafe - a relaxed neighborhood spot with coffee in the morning and cocktails starting at 4 pm. | 1031 Broadway Street 📍Wolverine Pickleball - 12 pickleball courts, a lounge with a 30 tap self-serve beverage wall, sand volleyball/tennis courts, bocce ball, and a pro shop. | 235 Metty Drive ♬ love song (hesitations) (sped up) - Lofuu & Shiloh Dynasty & dprk

5. Paddling the Huron River

Start at Gallup Park or Argo Park, and paddle down the Huron River. Rent equipment and develop your skill at the Argo Pond.


6. Visiting the Hands-On Museum

This family-friendly museum is fun for any age! Experience being a kid again at this unique Ann Arbor museum.  


@destinationannarbor Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum #museum#familyfun#michiganplacestovisit#michiganmuseums#kidsactivities#familytime#familytravel#familytraveltips#famfriendly ♬ original sound - Destination Ann Arbor

7. Welcoming back U-M Alumni

We love these picture perfect moments celebrating the University of Michigan's homecoming game!

8. Yemeni Coffee at Socotra Coffee House

We loved visiting Socotra Coffee House. You'll love coffee made with premium, 100% organic Yemeni coffee beans and delicious Harazi Mocha. 

@destinationannarbor Socotra Coffee House is Ann Arbor’s newest café! A family-run business decades in the making. Enjoy Yemeni coffee, rich with a hint of spices, traditional house-made Yemen pastries, and a cozy environment to work, study, or converse. ♬ Standout - Kid Dean

9. Shopping through Nickels Arcade 

We can always count on finding something unique at the shops of Nickels Arcade. From antique jewelry, to sweet treats, and longstanding Ann Arbor businesses, find it here.

@destinationannarbor Nickels Arcade ♬ original sound - Destination Ann Arbor

10. Live Ice Demos at Dexter Ice Fest

We love catching these ice sculptures being created in real time. Visit the annual Dexter Ice Festival every January for plenty of winter fun! 

These are just a handful of activity ideas we share on social media!  Have your own images or videos you'd like to share? Click here to directly upload your own. You may even be featured in the next story!


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