Welcome to Saline, Michigan! Located 10 miles south of Ann Arbor and easily accessible from Detroit, this charming town offers something for everyone, making this town a perfect destination for your next day trip.   

Downtown Saline, Michigan

Day Trip to Saline  

Your adventure begins on Saline Main Street, where public parking is always free! Here, dedicated shop and restaurant owners help create an inviting and welcoming downtown.   

Grab breakfast and coffee at Carrigan Café known for its comfortable and inviting space. For a mid-morning treat, visit Benny's Bakery, an old-school bakeshop with pastries, donuts, and specialty breads.    

Things to Do  

Go for a scenic stroll at Curtiss Park along the Saline River. This peaceful park is a great spot to bring a blanket and relax by the river.Curtiss Park in Saline

Visit more exciting attractions from fascinating animals at Creature Conservancy to artful happenings at the 109 Cultural Exchange.    

Want to experience more in Saline? Plan your trip around these annual events:  

  • Michigan Celtic Festival: Celebrate Celtic culture with music, dance, and traditional games. July 12-13. *View an Under the Radar Michigan TV feature below.

  • Salty Summer Sounds: Relax with live music Thursday nights featuring renowned and emerging artists. July - August 15. 

  • Saline's Summerfest: Celebrate summer with family fun, dancing, a beer tent, 5k, and Miss Saline contest. August 9-10.  

  • Oktoberfest: One of Saline's biggest annual festivals with beer, friends, communty, and good times. September 20-21.


Where to Eat   

Saline’s restaurants provide satisfying lunch and dinner choices. Top recommendations include Cancun Mexican Grill, known for its hearty appetizers to mouth-watering fajitas. 

For classic American food, visit Brecon Grille, with a family-friendly vibe. Craving Cajun? Mac's Acadian Seafood Shack creates a fusion of Nova Scotia's heritage with flavors of Cajun cuisine and serves fresh seafood from the East Coast.  
Saline murphy crossing

Follow up with dessert from Eleanor’s Sweets & Sodas, filled with bulk candies and hand-made Italian sodas. You'll feel like a kid in a candy shop here.  Eleanor's Sweets & Sodas in Saline

Breweries & Pubs  

Salt Springs Brewery, a top choice housed in a former church, features an iconic stained-glass window and unique décor. Enjoy a drink on the patio on a nice day.  

Salt Springs Brewery flight

Saline is a must-visit for craft beer enthusiasts. View the tap list at Stony Lake Brewing Company, where live music regularly creates an exciting evening out.   

Locals recommend Dan’s Downtown Tavern, a community favorite known for its great food, drinks, and friendly atmosphere. 

From annual events to the best craft breweries, there's always something to do in Saline. Start planning your trip today! 


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