Guidebook for Ann Arbor

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Guidebook for Ann Arbor

Food Scene

Delicious pizza and Italian fare--this restaurant is great for a romantic date.
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Mani Osteria and Bar
341 East Liberty Street
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Delicious pizza and Italian fare--this restaurant is great for a romantic date.
Wonderful Japanese restaurant. Their Ramen is excellent on a chilly day.
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Slurping Turtle
608 East Liberty Street
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Wonderful Japanese restaurant. Their Ramen is excellent on a chilly day.
Southeast Michigan has some of the best Middle Eastern food in the country, and this Lebenese gem is no exception. We recommend the lentil soup and any of the sandwiches for an affordable meal.
La Marsa Mediterranean Cuisine
301 S State St
Southeast Michigan has some of the best Middle Eastern food in the country, and this Lebenese gem is no exception. We recommend the lentil soup and any of the sandwiches for an affordable meal.
Lena has one of the best happy hour deals, with drink specials (including mojitos), and an extensive list of $5 small plates
LENA
226 South Main Street
Lena has one of the best happy hour deals, with drink specials (including mojitos), and an extensive list of $5 small plates
Go here for brunch on the weekend
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The Jefferson Market
609 West Jefferson Street
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Go here for brunch on the weekend
Excellent coffee shop with a spacious interior.
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Mighty Good Coffee Roasting Company
217 North Main Street
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Excellent coffee shop with a spacious interior.
The famous Zingerman's deli. Excellent (if $$$) sandwiches. Best to go during off hours to avoid lines
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Zingerman's Delicatessen
422 Detroit Street
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The famous Zingerman's deli. Excellent (if $$$) sandwiches. Best to go during off hours to avoid lines
The best place to buy tacos and tamales--very affordable with a great patio space and an entertaining owner
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Chela’s Restaurant & Taqueria
693 South Maple Road
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The best place to buy tacos and tamales--very affordable with a great patio space and an entertaining owner
Amazing gelato--right across the street!!
Iorio Gelato
522 East William Street
Amazing gelato--right across the street!!
Close to the condo, makes great pour-over and espresso. Not the best for sitting down in, but the blueberry muffins they sell are to die for.
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Comet Coffee
16 Nickels Arcade
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Close to the condo, makes great pour-over and espresso. Not the best for sitting down in, but the blueberry muffins they sell are to die for.
Great little vegan restaurant with a rotating specials menu.
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The Lunch Room
407 North 5th Avenue
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Great little vegan restaurant with a rotating specials menu.

Arts & Culture

Great place to see a film! Cheaper than most commercial theaters, often has special events
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Michigan Theater
603 East Liberty Street
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Great place to see a film! Cheaper than most commercial theaters, often has special events
The University's free art museum--check out their website for their rotating exhibitions
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University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 South State Street
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The University's free art museum--check out their website for their rotating exhibitions

Sightseeing

Beautiful place for a walk or hike. If you're here in early June when the peonies are in bloom, it can't be missed!
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University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum
1610 Washington Heights
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Beautiful place for a walk or hike. If you're here in early June when the peonies are in bloom, it can't be missed!
Go rent a canoe or a kayak and paddle around on the Huron River or take a ride down the newly constructed Chutes.
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Argo Park Canoe & Kayak Livery
1055 Longshore Drive
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Go rent a canoe or a kayak and paddle around on the Huron River or take a ride down the newly constructed Chutes.
Not in walking distance, but I highly recommend a trip here. Walking paths, and a beautiful tropic conservatory that's nice to visit in cold weather. The cactus room is my personal favorite!
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Matthaei Botanical Gardens
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Not in walking distance, but I highly recommend a trip here. Walking paths, and a beautiful tropic conservatory that's nice to visit in cold weather. The cactus room is my personal favorite!

Essentials

Gourmet grocery store with an excellent wine selection and deli.
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babo @ Fred's
403 East Washington Street
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Gourmet grocery store with an excellent wine selection and deli.
More comprehensive grocery store.
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Lucky's Market
1919 South Industrial Highway
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More comprehensive grocery store.

Everything Else

Affordable wines with great selection
Everyday Wines
410 North 4th Avenue
Affordable wines with great selection
If you're visiting in the fall, the trip isn't complete without fresh apple cider donuts and cider from the Dexter Cider Mill. Drive along Huron River Drive for a scenic route.
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Dexter Cider Mill
3685 Central Street
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If you're visiting in the fall, the trip isn't complete without fresh apple cider donuts and cider from the Dexter Cider Mill. Drive along Huron River Drive for a scenic route.
Gym with a very nice pool--suitable for lap swimming and kid's
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Ann Arbor YMCA
400 West Washington Street
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Gym with a very nice pool--suitable for lap swimming and kid's

Drinks & Nightlife

If you're venturing into Detroit, don't miss this great spot for jazz shows
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Bert's Marketplace
2727 Russell Street
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If you're venturing into Detroit, don't miss this great spot for jazz shows
This is my favorite place to come grab a beer and play a few rounds of darts or shuffleboard with friends
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Arbor Brewing Company Brewpub
114 East Washington Street
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This is my favorite place to come grab a beer and play a few rounds of darts or shuffleboard with friends
Open after 6pm during fair weather months--features Michigan beer and fire pits in the fall/spring. You can also buy food at the adjacent Mark's Cart's and bring it in with you.
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Bill's Beer Garden
218 South Ashley Street
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Open after 6pm during fair weather months--features Michigan beer and fire pits in the fall/spring. You can also buy food at the adjacent Mark's Cart's and bring it in with you.

Shopping

Lovers of labyrinthine used books stores shouldn't miss the Dawn Treader. One of my favorite things to do on rainy days is to get a coffee and spent a few hours browsing their impressive collection
Dawn Treader Book Shop
514 East Liberty Street
Lovers of labyrinthine used books stores shouldn't miss the Dawn Treader. One of my favorite things to do on rainy days is to get a coffee and spent a few hours browsing their impressive collection
For if you'd rather buy your books new. Cute local shop with a great selection; they host author and poetry readings regularly. Espresso Bar located upstairs is not to be missed!
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Literati Bookstore
124 East Washington Street
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For if you'd rather buy your books new. Cute local shop with a great selection; they host author and poetry readings regularly. Espresso Bar located upstairs is not to be missed!
Antiquers/junk-shop aficionados: this is my favorite place to browse. They have a great and constantly rotating selection. Just down the street from Zingerman's and the Farmer's Market!
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Treasure Mart
529 Detroit Street
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Antiquers/junk-shop aficionados: this is my favorite place to browse. They have a great and constantly rotating selection. Just down the street from Zingerman's and the Farmer's Market!