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Best things to do in Ann Arbor

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Deli / Bodega
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“An Ann Arbor icon (and internationally known). This is not your usual deli (by price or anything really). These guys are curating of the best products from around the world and have been a mainstay in Ann Arbor since the mid-80s. Lines down the street in the Fall with Alumni having a nostalgic moment. https://www.zingermansdeli.com/”
92 locals recommend
Stadium
“The largest football stadium in the United States! Enjoy the games to the fullest!”
53 locals recommend
Art Museum
“UMMA is free to check out, always has an interesting exhibits. Plan on at least an hour to walk through. UMMA is on campus, easy walking distance to restaurants and shopping.”
38 locals recommend
Park
“Wonderful place to enjoy a nature walk. If you're lucky and come at the right time in the spring, check out the beautiful Peony Garden.”
43 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“The Michigan and State Theaters are fantastic. Historic buildings with concerts, independent films, international films, classics, speaker series, you name it and they have it!”
41 locals recommend
Market
“Fun mix of eclectic shops and eateries. Awesome farmers market on Saturday & Wednesday 8am - 3pm (check online for any updates/changes in schedule)”
43 locals recommend
Cuban Restaurant
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“This place is an amazing (but not cheap) place to get a cuban inspired burger (chose black bean, beef, chorizo, chicken....). A short walk from our house you can eat there or get it to go.”
44 locals recommend
Doctor's Office
“Beautiful gardens, walking paths by the river, and a great place to have a picnic.”
40 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“If you're craving American comfort food, this is the place to go. They use quality local + regional ingredients and feature micro-brews and wines from all over America.”
36 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Fresh local, organic produce located in an outdoor, open-air covered space in a wonderful one-of-a-kind part of Ann Arbor. Steps away from Kerrytown and Zingermans.”
42 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Best place for a unique cocktail. They have a good happy hour special on drinks too!”
44 locals recommend
Music Venue
“A local place that hosts a slew of musical talents. Check out their website to see a schedule of who's performing. ”
28 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Ok, this is not a brewery but it's an awesome place to grab a drink and enjoy the warm summer. Note - it does get packed! Their menu features a variety of Michigan craft beers and wine. ”
43 locals recommend
Museum
“Fun for all ages! This a fun and entertaining place where you can see how things work up close and personal. They have a hands ON policy!”
25 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Known for their sour beers and rooftop lounge, Jolly Pumpkin is a great spot to enjoy a nice summer evening with friends.”
32 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This is a wonderful park to enjoy a walk. In the summer, you can also rent canoes and tubes from the livery, which is a favorite activity of mine. ”
44 locals recommend