Summer Hits Different in Ann Arbor


A different kind of different

Ann Arbor is a bustling university town, a culinary hotspot, with a walkable downtown that includes world-class arts and culture. Ann Arbor is the perfect summer getaway! Stroll the city's downtown districts for a diverse range of shops, restaurants, bars and attractions. 

A Romantic Getaway

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Historic Dining

Located next door to the Amtrack Station, Gandy Dancer is a fine dining restaurant located in the restored 1886 Michigan Central Train Depot. Enjoy delicious fish, seafood and steaks. And don't miss the lobster bisque, poured tableside.

Downtown Digs

Located in the heart of downtown, University of Michigan-inspired Graduate Ann Arbor is your perfect home base for exploring the area. Guest rooms are inspired by local history and campus legends adding local inspiration for your explorations.

Wine-Lovers Rejoice

Vinology or The Earle are a perfect spot to chat over a glass of your favorite vino. For a more budget-friendly option without compromising the romantic vibe, check out The Cellar Wine Bar beneath Grizzly Peak Brewing Company.

Live Performances

Book a reservation at the stylish live music lounge, Blue Llama Jazz Club. Enjoy dinner and live performances from world-famous jazz musicians in a sophisticated setting. Find comic relief by grabbing tickets for a show at the Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase.

Fun for the Whole Family

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Not Just a Children's Museum

Start the morning (or noon on Sundays) by visiting the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum for family fun, where you’ll never have to say to your kids “Don’t touch!”

Make Yourself at Home

The Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown is a great place to make home-base for the family. Pet-friendly accommodations with an indoor pool and free hot breakfast. 

Imagination Exploration

Family members of all ages will have fun finding the tiny fairy doors hidden all throughout downtown Ann Arbor.

Jump in ‘Mudpuddles’

We’re talking about Mudpuddles, the toy store located in Kerrytown Market and Shops. The kids will love the stuffed animals, toys, books and more.

Local Favorite

Located across from the Amtack Station, Casey's Tavern, is one of the best burger spots in town! This inexpensive, friendly environment is a great choice for fueling up the crew before or after your train adventures. 

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