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Things To Do In Ann Arbor / 09.13.2018

How to Spend a Family Weekend in Ann Arbor Visiting Ann Arbor for the weekend but struggling to find activities appropriate for the entire family to enjoy? In previous posts, we have talked about many of the museums and parks but these barely scratch the surface of all of the family options available for you near your University of Michigan Hotels. The Petting Farm at Domino’s Farms What family doesn’t love visiting a petting zoo for weekend fun? Thomas Monaghan, whose company Domino’s Pizza located its headquarters on a renovated farm near Ann Arbor, decided to hire a staff to create a farm-themed family...

Food, Things To Do In Ann Arbor / 08.23.2018

Best places to eat out if you’re a vegetarian visiting Ann Arbor   Given that it has been about a year since we covered Vegan restaurants in Ann Arbor it seems appropriate to turn to the subject of vegetarian food close to your hotel in Ann Arbor. I will, with one small exception, stay away from the excellent restaurants that I covered last year. Detroit Street Filling Station Last year, I highlighted all three restaurants affiliated with The Lunch Room brand (The Lunch Room, The Lunch Room Bakery & Cafe, and the Detroit Street Filling Station) but, at that time, the Filling Station had just...

Things To Do In Ann Arbor / 08.08.2018

16th Annual Kerrytown Bookfest Will you be looking for things to do on September 9th, 2018? Just a short stroll from your Ann Arbor Hotels you will find the 16th Annual one-day festival known as Kerrytown Bookfest. This annual festival showcases “the areas rich heritage with book and printing arts” while showcasing local individuals, businesses, and organizations. The Kerrytown area is already well-known for businesses like Zingerman’s Delicatessen, and the Kerrytown Concert House. But this neighborhood is also well-known by locals for its bookstores and for its love of the printed word. Authors Galore: Local and national authors representing a wide assortment of genres will...

Sport, Things To Do In Ann Arbor / 07.24.2018

More Summer Events: The Ann Arbor Triathlon It is almost time for the 2018 Ann Arbor Triathlon, an area even where thousands of people come from all over the state, the country, to bike, run, swim, or just watch. Most important, the triathlon is within easy travel distance from your U of M Hotel. What Is a Triathlon? I was surprised to learn there were many different kinds of triathlons, but the one we are all probably most familiar with is called an "Olympic-distance triathlon" and is composed of a 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike race, followed by a 10-kilometer run. The basics of all triathlons...

General / 07.09.2018

Ann Arbor Pride 2018 Ann Arbor Pride isn’t just a parade, it is a full weekend event and comes from the heart of a deep history fighting for LGBTQIA rights So, if you are visiting between August 3rd through the 5th make sure to head to the Kerrytown area which is very close to the hotels in Ann Arbor Michigan. What To Look Forward to at Ann Arbor Pride 2018 The headliner for Ann Arbor Pride this year is America’s Got Talent Finalist (4th Place) Brian Justin Crum. Brian will appear on Saturday, August 4th. He will also have a meet and greet (get...

General / 06.25.2018

One day in Detroit So, you are visiting Ann Arbor but you want to spend one day visiting and exploring the great city of Detroit. Finding great things to do in Detroit will be no problem at all. [caption id="attachment_16385" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image by Peter Mol@pixabay.com[/caption] Here are some suggestions for how you can get the most out of your day trip to one of America’s greatest cities from your U of M hotel. Belle Isle Conservancy The mission of the Belle Isle Conservancy is to protect, preserve, restore and enhance the natural environment, historic structures and unique character of Belle Isle as a public park...

General, Things To Do In Ann Arbor / 06.11.2018

Summer Things to do in Ann Arbor It is finally Summer which means there are a lot of fun things easily accessible from your Suites in Ann Arbor. Here are some of my favorite Summer things to do in Ann Arbor. Sonic Lunch, Close to your Suites in Ann Arbor What if I were to tell you that national caliber acts come and perform in Ann Arbor during summer, in public and for free, at lunchtime? Would you believe me? Well, it is true, every Thursday at 11:30 am, bands like Sunflower Bean, The Accidentals, and Absofacto will have Liberty Square in downtown Ann Arbor...

Food, Music / 05.24.2018

Ann Arbor Summer Festival 2018 Every Summer, downtown Ann Arbor transforms into a sprawling month-long Festival event running from the first week of June through the first week of July. The Ann Arbor Summer Festival celebrates the best in music, cinema, comedy, food, spoken word, and wellness with new events happening virtually every day throughout the month-long festival and all near the best Ann Arbor Hotels Ani Difranco June 5th A powerful artist in every sense of the word, the near-legendary performer Ani Difranco returns to Michigan to perform her iconic brand of folk music, poetry, and storytelling at the Power Center on June...

Food, Things To Do In Ann Arbor / 05.09.2018

Best Farmers Markets In and Around Michigan   Michigan is home to an incredible amount of amazing farmers, farm families, and farm communities. Generally, it will only take a few minutes to drive from any Michigan town or city to start seeing the farmland, tractors, and barns. If you enjoy meeting farmers and searching out incredible fresh organic produce, here are the most well-known farmer’s markets near Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ann Arbor Farmers Market   It would be hard to find a more laid-back and community-friendly environment to shop for fresh vegetables and artisan products than you will find when you visit the Ann Arbor Farmers...

General, Sport, Things To Do In Ann Arbor / 04.23.2018

Outdoor Activities Near Your Hotel in Ann Arbor Spring has finally sprung across Michigan and just in time for your visit to the Ann Arbor area (and to the Bell Tower Hotel). If you haven’t visited Ann Arbor before during the Spring or Summer yet, you are in for a treat as the area offers a cornucopia of outdoor activities for people of all ages. Here are some of the most popular outdoor activities near your hotel. Argo Nature Area The City of Ann Arbor’s Argo Nature Area, located on the East side of the Huron River is home to 22 acres of fun activities...