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Ann Arbor Introduction

Travelers in search of a destination that offers a cultural punch and refined sophistication can place Ann Arbor at the top of their list. Named for the wives of its 2 founders and the native trees that dot its streets, this laid-back, liberal city grew at a rapid pace in the early 20th century when it became the home of the University of Michigan. Since then, it's become a renowned hotbed of political activism and a major cultural powerhouse, with a nationally renowned film festival, multiple art galleries, and the most booksellers per capita in the country—the perfect go-to city for the thoughtful tourist looking to recharge.

Hotels in Ann Arbor

Whether you’re seeking 4-star luxury or discount motels, Ann Arbor hotels are adaptable enough to fit any budget. As you’d expect from a homey city like this one, family-friendly accommodation is plentiful, offering reasonable prices and high-quality amenities; some even have an outdoor pool and free WiFi to keep the kids entertained. More corporate-minded hotels in Ann Arbor, meanwhile, boast facilities like meeting rooms and airport transfers for business travelers. No matter what you're in the market for, your best bet is to book early for the best Ann Arbor hotel deals.

Where to stay

A vast number of Ann Arbor hotels are found along I-94, close to Ann Arbor Municipal Airport. From famous national chains to cost-conscious motels, this location is a great place to start your adventure. Many of the hotels near the University of Michigan are a little pricier, but this area is also the location of some of the city’s key points of interest, and you can save a little cash by snapping up a deal well in advance. Nearby Ypsilanti is a 20-minute drive to the east and offers upscale alternatives for the guest in search of luxury hotels.

Things to see

The stunning grounds of the local college are home to the University of Michigan Museum of Art, where you can appreciate a range of artistic styles at no charge. Showing works by Asian and African masters and contemporary masterpieces, the exhibitions are frequently updated to bring you the most impressive artwork around. Take in the fresh Michigan air at the Leslie Science and Nature Center, where 50 acres of forests, ponds, and prairies are home to raptors and reptiles, sure to thrill kids and parents alike. To pass a little more time in the picturesque outdoors, visit the bustling Ann Arbor Farmers Market, where you can browse clothes, jewelry, and pottery—just be sure to check operating hours as they vary throughout the year. For a spot of history, take a trip to the Yankee Air Museum, which proudly displays 3 expertly restored aircrafts from World War II.

How to get to Ann Arbor

Detroit Metropolitan Airport welcomes a comprehensive range of domestic and international flights and is only 40 minutes from downtown Ann Arbor. Grab a taxi, rent a car, or hop on an airRide shuttle, and you’ll be ready to start your Ann Arbor vacation in no time. The Amtrak Wolverine line connects Ann Arbor to Chicago and Detroit, among other cities, while Greyhound operates bus routes across the country. The Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority provides the local bus service; known by locals as ‘The Ride,’ it runs to every corner of the city and the surrounding suburbs.

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