Blog Archive - 2016

Dec 16, 2016
The CTAP program is a community-oriented tourism marketing and development investment program initiated by the Washtenaw County Convention and Visitors Bureau. Up to a $10,000 funding level may be allocated to each Washtenaw County community to support new and/or enhanced visitor-based programming focused ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Things to Do
Dec 13, 2016
Throughout the Ann Arbor area, the first snow has blanketed the city streets and rolling hillsides. It's been an amazing four seasons — and we at Visit Ann Arbor want to wish everyone a Happy New Year. However, before we hang that new calendar, reminisce with us and celebrate a memorable 2016. Stay ... Read more and see comments!

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Dec 02, 2016
This article is from 2016, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Washtenaw County! For updated event dates, click HERE. Washtenaw County's Driving Tour of 19th Century historic homes gives you the backstory on places you’ve likely noticed – and maybe some you’ve ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: History
Nov 18, 2016
This article is from 2016, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Ann Arbor! For updated event dates, click HERE. Ann Arbor, located 30 minutes west of Detroit in southeastern Michigan, is completely unique in the beer scene – with a brewery that creates solely sour beer, to ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Food
Nov 11, 2016
As the winter approaches, Michiganders are preparing for the cold months ahead. But we are here to tell you the Ann Arbor area has so much to offer visitors in the months ahead. From one of the area’s best music festivals, shopping expenditures, holiday home tours, foodie events, glee clubs, and ... Read more and see comments!

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Nov 04, 2016
Tailgating is a lifestyle in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Hundreds of diehard Wolverine fans begin to show their team spirit hours before the game. If you're not familiar with tailgating at Michigan Stadium, check out another blog on the top 10 things you need to know. In this blog, you can learn to ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Entertainment
Nov 01, 2016
This article is from 2016, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Saline! For updated event dates, click HERE. Are you planning for your special day? Nestled in the heart of Saline, Michigan are a few of the most beautiful venues, complete with attentive staff and ... Read more and see comments!

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Nov 01, 2016
This article is from 2016, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Chelsea! For updated event dates, click HERE. One of the best ways to enjoy winter in Michigan is by planning a post-holiday, relaxing getaway to Chelsea, Mich. This picturesque community just west of Ann Arbor is ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: HistoryMember Spotlight
Nov 01, 2016
This article is from 2016, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Manchester! For updated event dates, click HERE. Manchester, Michigan may just be one of the most charming historic towns in the Midwest - with a rich history, enchanting architecture, lovely parks, exciting outdoor ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: History
Oct 31, 2016
This article is from 2016, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Dexter! For updated event dates, click HERE. Monet, Van Gogh, and O’Keeffe (just to name a few) found their deepest inspiration among rolling hills, calming streams, and vast meadows. Dexter, Michigan is the ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & Culture
Oct 27, 2016
This article is from 2016, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Milan! For updated event dates, click HERE.  If you’re looking for a quaint town that has history, a charming downtown with unique shops, and beautiful parks, then Milan might be the place you want ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Things to Do
Oct 27, 2016
Chicago Tribune recently hailed Ann Arbor as a perfect destination for a Midwest Fall getaway. The area is packed with parks to view the beautiful fall colors, as well as orchards, mills, and corn mazes to get in the spirit of the brightly colored season! As we prepare for Halloween activities, ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Outdoor Recreation
Oct 19, 2016
Whether you love Halloween for the costumes, treats, or the scares — there are plenty of events throughout the area where you can celebrate your way! Who says that costume is only good one day a year? ypsiGLOW is going to turn Ypsilanti streets luminescent! Kicking-off it's inaugural year ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: EntertainmentThings to Do
Oct 14, 2016
Ann Arbor is painted Blue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Enjoy these amazing photos of the Big House, and be sure to check out our other blog about 4 Ways to Go Blue After the Game.           1. Hail to the Victors as you walk though the gates of the Big House.   It's ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: EntertainmentMember Spotlight
Sep 30, 2016
Starting on October 4, 2016 - you can enter to win the amazing HGTV Urban Oasis home in Ann Arbor, Michigan! We were lucky enough to tour this amazing home, and realized HGTV totally gets Ann Arbor. Here’s what we mean: 1. HGTV picked a house in the Water Hill Area A beautiful neighborhood just ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Entertainment
Sep 23, 2016
Washtenaw County's Driving Tour of 19th and 20th Century Barns opens your eyes to beautiful structures that have stood the test of time. You can take a driving tour for yourself, or visit the tour virtually by clicking here. Keep reading to learn more about Washtenaw County's Historic Barns.        1. ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: HistoryOutdoor Recreation
Sep 16, 2016
This article is from 2016, but still has some great info about Ann Arbor bookstores! For updated event listings, click HERE.  Ann Arbor is known for many things. A year doesn't go by without Tree Town ranking in the top 20 of at least a dozen "Best of” lists: it's one of the ... Read more and see comments!

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Aug 30, 2016
Football Season has officially begun in Ann Arbor, Michigan! You probably have your coolers packed, your maize and blue gear ironed and starched, but have you planned your post-game activities? Check out this list to get started!   1. Go Eat!     It's getting near that time ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Entertainment
Aug 12, 2016
POP-X is a 10-day festival of pop-up art pavilions in Liberty Square in Downtown Ann Arbor. Featuring nine national artists, POP-X is a unique opportunity to explore art amongst the fall colors in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I. It is free and open to the public. Enjoy this unique event, free of charge! Attending ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & Culture
Jun 13, 2016
This article is from 2016, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience the Ann Arbor Art Fair! For updated event dates, click HERE.  Spanning four exhilarating days, from Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24, The Ann Arbor Art Fair is an art lover’s destination filled with original ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & CultureFestivals & Events
May 06, 2016
Quick. Let’s do a little word association. What’s the first thing you think of when you hear: Michigan Stadium? Is it Ann Arbor, The Big House, Wolverine Football or Coach Jim Harbaugh? Well, there’s a new tradition forming in this sacred house which is proving to be a very popular ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: EntertainmentMember Spotlight
May 06, 2016
Hello from Alison and Bryan of VLD Events, a husband and wife wedding planning team based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We absolutely love A2 and are so grateful to have been in business here the last 8 years, showcasing what makes this city so vibrant and great. Approximately 90% of our clients come into ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Things to Do
Apr 25, 2016
This article is from 2016, but still contains some great ideas for exploring the Ann Arbor area! For updated event dates, click HERE.    The days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. That means it’s time to celebrate spring in the Ann Arbor area! Here are six ways to ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Outdoor Recreation
Apr 18, 2016
There are a number of fun factoids about Ann Arbor. One of my favorites is that Ann Arbor has more bookstores per capita than any other U.S. city. And I’m not talking about your traditional large chain booksellers. These are the treasured, independent and specialty stores with dedicated customers. ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Festivals & Events
Mar 28, 2016
Artini, an annual martini crawl and fundraiser for the Ann Arbor Arts Center, crowned The Ravens Club its 2016 winner. We are thrilled to share the recipe for this incredibly imaginative beverage, giving a nod to classic flip cocktails. The I-94 1.5oz pistachio infused Two James 28 Island Vodka .5oz ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Food
Mar 17, 2016
This article is from 2016, but still has great information about lakes near Ann Arbor! If you'd like to learn more about the Huron River Water Trail, click HERE.  For more information about outdoor recreation in the Ann Arbor area, click HERE.  To see some awesome photos from our fans, ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Outdoor Recreation
Mar 02, 2016
Six days of exciting film viewing are about to launch as the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival returns March 15 – 20 to the Michigan Theater. The world famous avant-garde festival presents the work of filmmakers who are more artist than Hollywood mogul. For a first timer, going to the festival can ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Art & CultureFestivals & EventsMember Spotlight
Feb 11, 2016
This article is from 2016, but still has some great ideas for ways to experience Ann Arbor! For updated event dates, click HERE.  Coined by a 2016 travel industry report, the “Bourdain Effect” refers to the rise of attracting visitors to destinations by prominently featuring local ... Read more and see comments!

Posted in: Food
Jan 15, 2016
We love Valentine’s Day here in the Ann Arbor area. Whether you’re single, in a relationship, married or anywhere in-between, there’s a surplus of unique and fun things to do in mid-February. Single and ready to mingle? Join the party at Necto’s second annual University of Michigan ... Read more and see comments!

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