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Cost Effective Ways to Enjoy Ann Arbor


Want to get out of your comfort zone and explore new areas of Ann Arbor?

Visiting Ann Arbor doesn’t have to break the bank! There are plenty of low-cost activities to keep you entertained, such as:

Visit the Farmer’s Market – Held every Saturday morning from April to November, the market features fresh produce, flowers, and other locally made goods.

Walk or Bike the Huron River Trail – If you want to see Ann Arbor’s natural beauty, this 18-mile trail along the Huron River is a great choice!

Check Out the University of Michigan Campus – This public campus is home to beautiful buildings and gardens, like the Gothic style Law Quadrangle building. You can also tour the Big House football stadium!

Explore the Kerrytown District – Built in 1833, this historic Ann Arbor district has been converted to a shopping, restaurant, and art gallery haven.

Ann Arbor Art Fair – The Ann Arbor Art Fair features over 1,000 artists from across the country across 30 city blocks. You can find paintings, jewelry, pottery, clothing, prints, photography, and more from independent artists.

Visit Local Parks – There are over 100 parks and recreation areas in the Ann Arbor area! Some popular parks include Nichols Arboretum, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, and Gallup Park.

Go to a Sporting Event – The University of Michigan Wolverines have a variety of teams, including football, basketball, and hockey. Tickets are usually available for under $20.

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum – This museum makes learning about science and technology engaging and fun for kids! Admission is $16 for both adults and children.

Day Trip to Detroit – Detroit is only about an hour away from Ann Arbor and has plenty of attractions to offer. For museum fans, there’s the Motown Museum, The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. For sports fans, see a game at Ford Field, Comerica Park, or Little Caesar’s Arena.

Explore With Confidence by Booking an Ann Arbor Hotel

Ann Arbor isn’t just for day trips!

With so many things to do, you could plan a multi-day vacation. Be close to downtown and the highway when you book a room at The Kensington Hotel.

After exploring for the day, unwind with a delicious dinner at The Kensington’s onsite restaurant, relish, or take a dip in Ann Arbor’s largest hotel pool! Tell stories by an outdoor firepit, or play board games in the lobby. There’s even a two-mile walking route around the hotel for early morning walks.

Choose a boutique Ann Arbor hotel like The Kensington! Contact us today to plan your stay.


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