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Crowd into world-famous sporting stadia to watch high profile teams battle across the turf, book front row seats in airy auditoriums for musical extravaganzas by international artists, or explore the nooks and crannies of ancient Michigan University, rich with history and epitomized by extravagant architecture - Ann Arbor offers plenty to see and do. The sun shines across the glimmering surface of Argo Pond, overlooked by the fertile greenery of elevated nature reserves, and in the heart of town, independent fashion boutiques rub shoulders with popular bars and neon-lit theater houses along the bustling sidewalks of South State Street.

Things to see

If you turn up to Michigan Stadium on game days you’ll see why this massive arena has been nicknamed ‘The Big House’. With an official capacity well in excess of 100,000 people, it’s the biggest stadium in the USA. The vast football field is a mere speck of green at the center of a colorful sea of football jerseys. Built in 1927, this impressive arena also plays host to special NHL games for their Winter Classic, filling nearly all the seats year after year. Michigan Stadium belongs to the University of Michigan, and it’s not their only visitor attraction. The University of Michigan Museum of Art is an impressive campus building located on the corner of South State Street and South University Avenue. Behind its pillared façade, an impressive collection of vivid paintings and roughly thrown pottery works lead you through important periods of European history, to decorative Japanese galleries and into the world of contemporary art. To the southeast of the city, the quiet town of Ypsilanti is home to the famous Ypsilanti Water Tower, a dominating feature of the landscape that has courted a great deal of controversy thanks to its reportedly phallic shape. Designed in Queen Anne style, although a lot less ornate, careful inspection reveals four crosses in the stonework, carved by builders as a prayer to keep them safe.

Hotels in Ann Arbor

Hotels in Ann Arbor don’t really venture into the high-priced range. This is a university town that feeds on a typical student budget. There are some great mid-range places to stay, from motels to residence style suites with private kitchenettes, coffee makers, and workstations with internet connection points and direct dial telephones. Discount hotels are ideal for student travelers and families looking for a little extra room. Pretty inns converted from old houses sit on lengthy, verdant lawns, providing homely comforts and a hearty breakfast every morning.

Where to stay

Ann Arbor is characterized by its architecture, an impressive array of ornate buildings dating back hundreds of years, many of which are still standing today. The heart of town is dominated by the elaborate university campus, a sprawling maze of stone-built gothic halls and early 19th century townhouses. In nearby Ypsilanti, the trailing waters of the Huron River carve their way through the central streets, passing antiquated hardware stores, discount hotels, and tempting cafés taking shelter beneath colorful awnings.

How to get to Ann Arbor

The most convenient entry point for international travelers heading to Ann Arbor is the Coleman A. Young International Airport on the eastern fringes of Detroit. It’s a straightforward drive of 27 miles, by hire car or coach, to reach the pretty, tree-lined streets of Ann Arbor. Other methods of onward travel can include the rail and bus network out of Detroit, but the route involves a lot of changes that add hours onto the journey.