The Greater Ann Arbor Area offers a wide array of activities and things to do while you are in town! Catch a play, take in a live musical performance, and explore one of the most outstanding art collections on a college campus. Visit www.annarbor.org to learn more.
Those looking for recreational activities have a host of options for golfing, hiking, or biking. Three metro parks, plus the largest state recreation area in Michigan’s lower peninsula are close by.
Looking for things to do if you don’t have a car?
The Ann Arbor Downtown Area is a vibrant downtown area offering a variety of shops, restaurants, and cultural activities. Take advantage of the NTI Shuttle and venture to town—just keep in mind that there is no mid-day shuttle so plan your day accordingly.
Favorite spots close to campus include:
- University of Michigan Museum of Art
- University of Michigan Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
- Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
- Kerrytown Market and Shops
Looking for a quiet spot to relax? Several area coffee houses offer complimentary Wi-Fi and a cozy spot to spend time with a good book. You can also try the Ann Arbor District Library or the Michigan Union.
Wanting to venture outdoors? The University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum, begun in 1907, is loaded with displays, nature trails, and unique pieces of art. Spend the day enjoying this treasure in the city.
There are numerous city parks surrounding the University of Michigan campus, as well. You can hike, kayak, canoe, golf, and more! Visit the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation information page for further details.