Eat, Explore and Experience

While you'll find a complete list of Ann Arbor fan favorites and hot spots in your room,  a few of our picks are below ... 

Link and Recommendations

County Farm Park Trails

Take a  brisk morning or evening walk through our next door scenic trails!

The Ark

Take in a concert at the world famous Ark concert venue on Main Street. The music, artists, and acoustics are always fabulous!


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. Watch this fun video!

Gallup Park Recreation Area

Kayak, paddle boat rentals and riverside walking trail, and public Golf course seasonally open.

Traditional Meal at The Gandy Dancer

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

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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.

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Paesano or Bigalora

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

Aventura or Sava

Can’t go wrong with either of these if you’ve got just one night to eat in Downtown/Campus Ann Arbor. 

Feeling the Darker Shade of Pale? Then stroll on over to Conner O’Neil’s on Main Street for Guinness, Gab, and killer cream of leek soup. 

Avalon Cafe & Kitchen

Of Detroit fame. Full coffee bar, great breads, breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Zingerman’s Deli

Oh yes, and then there’s the Zing…if you haven’t heard about Zingermans, then just gid outta here.

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