From the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
There is an endless amount of things to do in Ann Arbor on the weekend. From food to art to music, Ann Arbor has it all. See what some of our facebook friends have to say about their 10 favorite things to do in Ann Arbor on the weekend.
1. Lisa said “Go to Stucchi’s and walk around downtown to shop.” Downtown Ann Arbor has a variety of shops and stores to choose from. Sports memorabilia, comic books, and unique art pieces can all be found within walking distance from each other.
2. What’s better after a long day of shopping than some ice cream? Kilwin’s Chocolates, Ben & Jerry’s, Stucchi’s, and Washtenaw Dairy are great places to satisfy your ice cream cravings.
3. You can’t spoil your dinner with ice cream though! So you’ll need to get a bite to eat. Ann Arbor serves up all types of food, such as Latin American at Lena, Japanese at Sadako, and even 24-hour diner food at Fleetwood. Deborah would be found at Zingerman’s Deli for a delicious sandwich. Where would you be?
4. Kurt’s favorite thing to do in Ann Arbor is enjoy a brew at one of the many microbreweries in town. Ann Arbor Brewing Company, Jolly Pumpkin and Blue Tractor are a few to choose from. Don’t like to drink? Grizzly Peak, in addition to brewing fantastic beer, brews their own root beer as well.
5. Saturdays are a great day to be in Ann Arbor. No work and no class, what’s a person to do with themselves? Wendy said her favorite thing to do in Ann Arbor was visit the Farmers Market. The Ann Arbor Farmers Market, which runs on Wednesday and Saturday from 7am-3pm in Kerrytown, has a wide variety of produce, dairy, salsa, breads, coffee, prepared foods and crafts.
6. If the Farmers Market isn’t your thing and it happens to be the fall season, you could be tailgating for the big game along with Alfred. Whether the Michigan Wolverines are playing in the Big House or they are on the road, Ann Arbor cheers them on with pre-game activities every Saturday.
7. If you’re a lover of books, or need to spend more time on your studies, Laura suggests visiting a library. With the University of Michigan being home to over 20 libraries, in addition to the Ann Arbor District Libraries, there is bound to be one that fits your needs. If not, check out some of the cafés and book stores for a great study spot. Charlie’s favorite spot is Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tea Room.
8. One of Laurie’s favorite things to do in Ann Arbor is to visit a museum. There are museums in Ann Arbor for all different types of interests. The University of Michigan is home to the Natural History Museum, the Museum of Art, the Museum of Archeology, and many others. Ann Arbor also has several museums and Art Galleries off campus, including the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum for kids.
9. Do you enjoy music and live performances? Laurie and Kurt would suggest seeing a show at one of the theatres of Ann Arbor. Check out the Ark for a great live music performance or head over to the Michigan Theatre to see film screenings as well as live music and theatre.
10. It’s easy to get caught up in the city life and forget how beautiful nature can be, but Ann Arbor has a lot of nature to be seen. Christian enjoys heading to Argo or Gallup Park for their outdoor recreation options, including canoeing and kayaking. Stephan enjoys visiting Nichols Arboretum and Matthaei Botanical Gardens. So after you’ve hit up your favorite restaurants, a concert, the museum, and have done some shopping, relax with a stroll through ‘the Arb’ or plan a canoeing trip down the rapids of the Huron River.