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The laid back college town of Kalamazoo is famous for its breweries that distribute craft beers to customers across the USA. In its historic downtown area you'll find plenty of places to sample the local brews, and the city is keen to support its many local businesses and artisans. However, there's also a more corporate side to the city, and you'll find many major manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies taking up the newer buildings in town, with many large conventions for the industry taking place here every year.

Things to see

Kalamazoo College has been around since the 1830s, making it amongst the oldest colleges in the USA. Here you'll find a leafy campus with lots of green spaces, and grand buildings with pillars and spires. There are also plenty of modern facilities, and you'll find newer, glass fronted buildings in this popular liberal arts college. Kalamazoo also has a campus of the University of Western Michigan, and at their Waldo Stadium you can enjoy the home games of the Western Michigan University Broncos, with over 30,000 seats full of cheering fans on game night. The bright, contemporary Crossroads Park Shopping Center is an indoor mall set over 2 floors, and inside you'll find major department stores, plus a range of different clothing, home wares, and gift stores, as well as several restaurants and cafés. The stylish Kalamazoo Institute of Arts has an interesting calendar of exhibitions and events, and you can also take short courses or classes in painting, sculpture, jewelry making, and a wide range of other crafts.

Hotels in Kalamazoo

There are great Kalamazoo hotel rates available for both business and leisure travelers, with many 2 and 3 star accommodation options in the city. Hotel facilities include extras such as business services, complimentary newspapers, coffee and tea in the lobby, and free WiFi. You can enjoy an excellent level of service, with most hotels offering daily housekeeping to keep your room clean. Guestrooms also have plenty of amenities so that you can feel at home, and these can include air conditioning, irons and ironing boards, cable television including desks, refrigerators, and microwaves. Those traveling with children can often request adjoining rooms, or hire rollaway beds or cribs.

Where to stay

The downtown area of Kalamazoo has a mixture of historic buildings and high-rise, modern offices. Here you'll find lots of small and charming shops, from bookstores to cozy cafés, and you'll also find lots of salons and beauty parlors where you can get a fresh look. South Kalamazoo Mall is where you'll find a lot of the older stores, set on a long pedestrianized street surrounding fountains and green spaces. Nearby Battle Creek also has a busy downtown area that's full of boutiques, breweries, and bike shops, and here you'll find lots of outdoor events such as local concerts and a fun community vibe.

How to get to Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport has regular flights arriving from across the major cities of the northeast USA. From here it's just a 10 minute drive to the center of Kalamazoo, and you can pick up a rental car, taxi, or shuttle from the terminal. There's also a bus that runs on weekdays, taking you from the airport to the city center in about 15 minutes. The Kalamazoo Transportation Center is on the Blue Water and Wolverine Amtrak lines, and from here you can get trains as far as Chicago, Port Huron, and Pontiac.