Ann Arbor is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city in Southeast Michigan, 45 miles west of Detroit and 35 miles north of the Ohio border. The main campus of the University of Michigan is here, ensuring a strong and eclectic arts community, excellent dining, and a plethora of outdoor activities. Ann Arbor’s bed and breakfasts may quickly become a home away from home, for it is easy to fall in love with Ann Arbor.
The heart of Ann Arbor encompasses several neighborhoods with distinct personalities. Browse the art galleries and funky shops of Kerrytown, work in one of several Business Districts, and admire historic architecture in the Old West Side neighborhood near the University of Michigan campus. Ask any bed and breakfast innkeepers about their favorite restaurants, and have fun exploring the wide variety of cuisine here.
It is easy to fill free time in Ann Arbor when in town to work or visit students at the University of Michigan. The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology has an enormous collection of pieces from ancient and medieval civilizations of the Near East and Mediterranean, and The Kempf House reveals the history of Ann Arbor. Art enthusiasts will want to visit the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
When the weather is fine, spend time outdoors. There are several golf courses here (great for cross-country skiing in winter), and a number of inviting parks. In Gallup Park, rent a canoe, kayak, or rowboat and float on the Huron River. Bring a picnic and a fishing pole to the Dexter-Huron Metropark – a heavily wooded park along the Huron River. Spend a peaceful afternoon wandering through the Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. Drive out of town to visit the many nearby Michigan wineries and enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting.
Enjoy the comforts of home while being pampered at Ann Arbor’s bed and breakfasts.