Unpredictable Michigan weather shouldn’t dictate your day. Snow, sleet, rain, or shine, the possibilities are endless in Ann Arbor.

Day One

Heat up with Hippie Hash

Wake up your taste-buds with Fleetwood’s famous Hippie Hash: a substantial serving of homemade hash browns, topped with your choice of veggies and/or meat, and melted cheese.

Souvenir Showers

To avoid the dreary weather, head over to Kerrytown Market & Shops for a unique shopping experience. FOUND, a shop featured in Kerrytown, is known best for their use of recycled materials and local artists.

Near and Noteworthy

Dig into a warm, made-to-order sandwich at Zingerman’s Deli to escape the bitter cold, or beat the heat and treat yourself to a cup of gelato at Zingerman’s Next Door. Known for remarkable customer service and portions fit for a king, Zingerman’s is located just across the street from Kerrytown.

Get Cozy at the Cinema

No matter the weather, the Michigan Theatre never disappoints. Cozy up with your sweetheart on a chilly afternoon, or take advantage of the A/C during a scorching Michigan summer.

Take Cover in the Kitchen

Just a few steps from the Michigan Theatre you will find a plethora of restaurants. Enjoy a unique blend of French and New American cuisine at Taste Kitchen. With a menu that changes with the seasons, you are sure to receive nothing but fresh ingredients whether you visit in the spring, summer, fall or winter.

All-Weather Wine

No complaints here – VinBar is a one stop shop for wine enthusiasts, featuring Michigan made wines from Good Harbor Vineyards, MAWBY, and Black Star Farms. Evade the weather and keep it local, head west on Liberty for a plentiful selection of wine.

Day Two

Surviving the Storm

Start your day off with something sweet. You can’t go wrong with Angelo’s homemade, deep-fried French toast and a cup of fresh squeezed orange juice.

Cool off with some Culture

The University of Michigan has plenty to offer if the weather is not ideal. As one of the largest museums in the country, the University of Michigan Art Museum is overflowing with history and timeless pieces of art.

Reminiscing on Seasons Past

You won’t want to miss out on Ann Arbor’s one-of-a-kind restaurants. The Pretzel Bell encapsulates Ann Arbor’s charm with delicious comfort food and decades of Michigan memorabilia.

Warmth for the Wise

The locally owned, independent, Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room has plenty to offer in lieu of outdoor recreation. Check out their live poetry readings, local musicians, and writing workshops during your stay.

Steak for every Season

If you’re looking for a good meal and a strong drink, head around the corner to Knight’s Steakhouse on Liberty before calling it a night.

Everyone defines romance differently, but there are plenty of options to help heat things up with your special someone in the Ann Arbor area. Get things cooking with the help of this weekend itinerary!

Day One

Check out the Romanticism Movement

Be inspired by the Romanticism collection at the University of Michigan Museum of Art as well as its other numerous exhibits

Catch a Warm and Fuzzy Flick

The Michigan Theater is known for offering unique, independent and interesting films that are sure to inspire hand-holding and popcorn-sharing.

Wine-Lovers Rejoice

The VinBar is the perfect spot to chat over a glass of your favorite vino. It’s a cozy wine bar serving wines exclusively from northern Michigan in a perfect downtown Ann Arbor location.

Sharing is Caring

Sharing tapas and other small plates over candlelight and great wine is what Aventura does best. This Spanish and Italian inspired eatery is the ultimate in romantic dining.

Lock Lips at a Legend

For years, the legend has said that if you kiss your sweetie under the arch at the Engineering School, you’ll marry that person. Seal the deal with a smooch in this picturesque spot!

Day Two

Savor Sava’s

One of Ann Arbor’s most beloved restaurants is the bright and airy Sava’s – where you can split a generous Belgian Waffle, Mediterranean Eggs, Puffed French Toast and more. A Grapefruit Mimosa or Cucumber-Dill Bloody Mary makes a great accompaniment!

Strolling Hand-in-Hand

Ann Arbor is a lovely town for strolling hand-in-hand. Check out the Historic West Side, where beautiful and expansive homes are nestled on tree-lined streets.

Romantic Relaxation

Enjoy the ultimate in relaxation – a couple’s massage at RUB, Balance Massage Therapy, or another fine Ann Arbor area spa.

TeaHaus Tenderness

Is there anything more comforting and lovely than a cup of immaculately-prepared tea in a cozy part of town? The TeaHaus is the perfect spot for pre-dinner teatime.

Italian Indulgence

Gratzi, located right on Main Street in Ann Arbor, is the ultimate in romantic Italian dining. Looking for that white tablecloths and candlelight experience? Look no further!

The Sweet Life

La Dolce Vita – literally translated to “The Sweet Life” is a cozy corner of The Chop House that offers espresso, martinis, wine and glorious sweets. Indulge in French Quarter Beignets, Salted Candy Bar Pie, Gingered Peach and Blackberry Crisp and more.

Plan a weekend adventure exploring the Ann Arbor area. You’ll find countless hidden gems and new favorites to treasure!

Day One

Breakfast On-the-Go

Joe and Rosie’s in historic downtown Dexter is perfect for a quick and tasty breakfast or brunch. This English coffee shop and teahouse offers hot breakfast sandwiches, various baked goods (vegan and gluten-free options available) and a full coffee bar. Be sure to try the lavender latte — it’s a Joe & Rosie classic!

Home Away from Home

Looking to bring a bit of the Ann Arbor area home with you? Three décor-pleasing shops in Dexter — Artistica, Painted Trout, and Boxwood Cottage and Home — are sure to stimulate your design sensibilities!

Chelsea Clocktower Cuisine

Located in the historic Clocktower Complex in Chelsea, the Chelsea Alehouse Brewery is perfect for a bowl of chili, flatbread or sandwich and beer made on-site. The root beer is fantastic as well, and frequent live music is an added bonus — check the Alehouse’s calendar for dates and times!

A Hop, Skip & a Jump

The Chelsea Antique Mall showcases antiques from over 20 individually owned and operated antique dealers. From martini shakers and glassware to antique toys and gadgets, you’ll find great deals — and rich history — here.

An Uncommonly Good Meal

Chelsea’s Common Grill is an upscale American bistro in a 100-year old restored building. Specialties include grilled Black Angus sirloin steak, oven-roasted chicken breast, grilled Ahi tuna salad, smoked chicken pasta, seafood chowder and homemade rolls. Locals will tell you that the bread alone is worth the trip!

Curtain Call

Catch an evening performance at the Purple Rose Theatre Company, founded by actor Jeff Daniels. Its productions are always well-received. Or, venture to nearby Dexter for a Broadway-style show at the Encore Musical Theatre Company.

Call It a Night

Whether you prefer a bed and breakfast or a hotel, you’ll be welcomed with open arms throughout the Ann Arbor area.

Day Two

Da Bomb!

Head to Ypsilanti for the Bomber Breakfast, dubbed a Top 5 “over-indulgence” by the Food Network.

A ‘Hot’ Attraction

The Michigan Firehouse Museum features antique fire trucks, equipment, clothing and memorabilia. The exhibits demonstrate early American firefighting history through the 20th century.

Hop on Over to Haab’s

An Ypsilanti tradition established in 1934, Haab's commitment to fresh, quality ingredients continues today. Bread is baked from scratch; mayonnaise is prepared using fresh eggs; and its simmering soup stock made with dry-aged USDA prime beef.

Movin’ on to Milan

Check out the Victorian architecture and historic buildings in Milan. Downtown Milan boasts a place on the National Register of Historic Places with fine examples of Italianate, International, Art Modern, and other architectural styles. After a stroll around the city, head out to the Milan Dragway for a race!

In Praise of Beer

Named for its home of Saline, Salt Springs Brewery microbrewery and restaurant makes its home in a renovated church. In addition to a large selection of house beers and a rotating variety of wines, Salt Springs offers salads, pastas, pizzas and steaks, all made from local Michigan ingredients.

Plan a memorable getaway to the Ann Arbor area for the entire family with the help of this weekend itinerary!

Day One

Not Just a Children's Museum

Start the morning (or noon on Sundays) by visiting the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum for family fun, where you’ll never have to warn your kids to “Don’t touch!”

Lunch Like a Local

Grab lunch at a locally owned diner like Angelo’s or the Fleetwood, where you’re certain to find something for everyone.

Imagination Exploration

Family members of all ages will have fun finding the tiny fairy doors hidden throughout downtown Ann Arbor.

Dinner with Zing

When you’ve worked up an appetite, head over to award-winning Zingerman’s Roadhouse, which offers a huge kids’ menu (parents will like the side order options of fruit and veggies). Don’t miss the epic Mac ’n Cheese!

Sweet Dreams

In the Ann Arbor area, you’ll find accommodations with all kinds of amenities, for all types of budgets. Make a splash with the kids and book a hotel with an indoor pool. Many hotels offer discounts or freebies for kids.

Day Two

You’ll Flip over These Pancakes!

Start the day with breakfast at the Northside Grill. Kids can choose from anything on the menu but parents can request smaller portions! So go ahead and order a slice of Cinnamon Swirl French Toast or even a single scrambled (cage-free Michigan) egg with cheese while you indulge at what locals consider the best brunch spot in the area.

Climb to the Top

After breakfast, take the kids to Planet Rock to work on agility, balance and coordination. This indoor climbing gym has a separate area just for youth. Classes are available for first-time climbers.

Jump in ‘Mudpuddles’

We’re talking about Mudpuddles, the toy store located in Kerrytown Market and Shops. The kids will love the stuffed animals, toys, books and more.

You Scream, I Scream…

Whatever the season, be sure to stop by Washtenaw Dairy for an ice cream cone, shake or malt. Choose from dozens of flavors, like Michigan Black Bear and Mackinaw Island Fudge. And take a dozen doughnuts to go — they are the only zero-trans-fat doughnuts made in Washtenaw County.

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