While you’ll find a complete list of local favorites and hot spots in your room,  a few of our picks are below:


County Farm Park Trails
Take a  brisk morning or evening walk through our scenic trails next door!

The Ark
Take in a concert at the world famous Ark concert venue on Main Street.

Home to Ann Arbor Farmers Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays as well as eclectic shops found only in Ann Arbor.

The Henry Ford Museum
If you’ve got the time, head out to Dearborn – this incredibly interesting museum of collectibles, inventions, and pop culture is well worth the visit! There’s also an IMAX and Greenfield Village with amazing interactive and historic experiences.

Ann Arbor Hands On Museum
Not your average  museum, these exhibits are meant to be touched by curious little hands! Great for both kids and adults, and a fantastic educational experience.

Argo Canoe Livery
Kayak or canoe down the Huron from this scenic starting off point just 3.5 miles from the Inn! Great for paddle boarding and picnic too. 

Gallup Park Recreation Area
Kayak, paddle boat rentals and riverside walking trail, and public Golf course seasonally open.


Nichols Arboretum
Enjoy this “living museum” full of stunning plant life crisscrossed with beautiful trails…the Peonies bloom every June.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens
See some of the biggest most colorful plants the world has to offer.

The Big House
One of the largest Stadiums in the world – over 109, 900 seats of Wolverine Pride!  Just 2 miles down the way from The University Inn on Stadium Blvd.

The Michigan Theatre
The iconic Michigan Theatre built in 1928 awaits you – strategically located near State & Liberty. Step back in time as you take one of the 1700 seats and watch  acclaimed film or performance.


The Gandy Dancer
Old standard of Ann Arbor, this restaurant serves traditional fare within century old stone walls of the original train station!

Eat like a local and enjoy great Italian food and an excellent wine list less than a mile down the road.

The fresh & local philosophy for their authentic Napoletana style pizza extends to the entire menu of small plates, soups, salads, pastas, wood-fired entrees and daily house made artisan gelatos and fat free sorbettos.

Tapas, paella, wine & cocktails offered in a stylish, contemporary space with rustic touches.

Zingerman’s Deli
Serving up thousands of made to order deli sandwiches , the Deli also stocks an exceptional array of farmhouse cheeses, unique olive oils, varietal bottles of vinegar, smoked fish, high-quality salami, locally roasted coffee, exquisite teas and locally sourced vegetables for salads. Today, Zingerman’s Delicatessen is an Ann Arbor institution.

A celebrated Ann Arbor institution offering delicious food & beverage and our genuine hospitality, for every occasion.

Avalon Café and Kitchen
Of Detroit fame. Full coffee bar, great breads, breakfast, lunch & dinner.