Feb 28, 2014

Saline is a family-focused community located 10 miles south of Ann Arbor that has been voted one of the 'Best Places to Raise Kids in Michigan' as well as one of the 'Best Places to Live' by CNN Money Magazine.  Known for their highly-rated school district, Saline is easy to get around, friendly and home to a historic and unique downtown.  Saline is most known for its Celtic Festival which takes place annually in July and features Celtic music and dancing at Millpond Park.  Saline is also the host to a variety of music series: Music Under the Arch, Sunday Night Music and Main Street Summer Music Series.  Finally, possibly one of Saline’s largest events is their Craft Show.  The Craft Shows take place in April, November and December and attracts over 10,000 visitors.

Day Trip Itinerary

If you choose for visit Saline for just a day, here is what we suggest.

  1. Visit and stroll around downtown Saline’s restaurants and shops.
  2. Grab a tasty meal at Mac’s Acadian Seafood Shack or Saline’s newest restaurant – Detroit Dog Company for traditional coney dogs.

If you choose to visit Saline for the weekend, here is what we suggest in additon to the activities listed above. (For accommodations, click here!)

  1. Stay at an accommodation closest to Saline.  This would include The Sheraton, The Kensington Court, The Hilton Garden Inn Ann ArborThe TownPlace Suites and the Extended Stay America Hotel at Briarwood.
  2. Plan your trip for the weekend of a festival.  This way you’ll have time to enjoy the festival and everything else that Saline has to offer! For more information about Saline events, visit SalineChamber.org.  Below you’ll find a small list of Saline festivals.
  3. Visit the Saline Railroad Depot Museum.
  4. Stop into Spotted Dog Winery to purchase wine from Saline's local Michigan winery.

Don’t miss these events –

Celtic Festival (7/11-7/12)
Saline's Summerfest (8/8)
Saline Community Fair (8/26- 9/1)
Harvest of the Arts Oktoberfest (9/26-9/27)

Saline Craft Shows (April, November & December)

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