Top things to do in Ann Arbor

Top Choice American in Ann Arbor


Eating at this pint-sized cafe is like eating in your friend’s cozy kitchen, with whitewashed walls, books stacked on the sunny windowsill and fresh flowers popping from vases. The owners – she’s a pastry chef, he’s…
Deli in Ann Arbor

Zingerman's Delicatessen

The shop that launched the foodie frenzy, Z's piles local, organic and specialty ingredients onto towering sandwiches in a sprawling downtown complex that also includes a coffee shop and bakery.
Brewery in Ann Arbor

Jolly Pumpkin

Ann Arborites young and old come here for the housemade sour beers (try the Bam Biere), pizzas and truffle fries. Eat in the cozy, antique-filled downstairs, or head to the rooftop patio.
Booking Service in Ann Arbor

U of M Ticket Office

If you happen to arrive on a fall weekend and wonder why 110,000 people – the size of Ann Arbor's entire population, more or less – are crowding into the school's stadium, the answer is football. Tickets are nearly …
Market in Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Farmers Market

Given the surrounding bounty of orchards and farms, it's no surprise this place is stuffed to the rafters with everything from spicy pickles to cider to mushroom-growing kits; located downtown near Zingerman's Delic…
American in Ann Arbor

Zingerman's Roadhouse

Two words: doughnut sundae. The bourbon-caramel-sauced dessert is pure genius, as are the traditional American dishes like Carolina grits, Iowa pork chops and Maryland crab cakes, all using sustainably produced ingr…
Live Music in Ann Arbor

Blind Pig

Everyone from John Lennon to Nirvana to the Circle Jerks has rocked the storied stage.
Cuban in Ann Arbor

Frita Batidos

This mod take on Cuban street food is all the rage, offering burgers with tropical, citrusy toppings and booze-spiked milkshakes.
Museum in Ann Arbor

University of Michigan Museum of Art

The campus' bold art museum impresses with its collections of Asian ceramics, Tiffany glass and modern abstract works.
Live Music in Ann Arbor


The Ark hosts acoustic and folk-oriented tunesmiths.