About Ann Arbor

Made for the curious: culture, cuisine and countless corners of life await you in Ann Arbor.

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Ann Arbor

Consistently voted one of the best places to live, work and play in the United States.

The City of Ann Arbor is home to the University of Michigan — one of the finest universities in the world and premier medical schools in the country.

Ann Arbor is consistently voted one of the best places to live, work, and play in the United States. It offers a unique blend of city sophistication and small-town charm that appeals to students, professionals, singles, and families. It is a four-season city with an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities, more than 300 restaurants with cuisines from around the world, and a multitude of local festivals and events, performing arts, and collegiate sports to keep you busy.

Visiting Ann Arbor
Whether you're visiting or need a place to stay while more permanent housing becomes available, you have choices in Ann Arbor.

There are numerous hotels in the Ann Arbor area. Stay downtown and close to campus in hotels like The Graduate Ann Arbor (formerly the Campus Inn), Bell Tower Hotel or Inn at the League. Wake up next to the Arb in the Frank Lloyd Wright Palmer House. Find more hotels near campus, or choose from several local bed-and-breakfast options.

Not feeling the hotel vibe? Check out these local residential listings on Airbnb and VRBO.

View our Housing page for information on more permanent housing options.

The University of Michigan negotiates special rates with some local hotels, so check with your program for more recommendations!

If you're flying into DTW, you'll be about 35 minutes away from Ann Arbor off I-94, giving travelers easy access to any destination in the world. You can take a shuttle for less than the cost of a taxi. 

You can schedule roundtrip bus service to the airport via the Michigan Flyer (also known as AirRide) for less than the cost of a taxi. Trips to or from Ann Arbor using Uber/Lyft tend to run $30-40. 

Find more info on airport transportation options.

In no time, Ann Arbor will be your town. Here are some quick maps to find your way:

Our Getting Around page features even more information on transportation options. You can find accessibility information and interactive maps on the Accessibility & Disability Accommodations page.

With more than 300 restaurants, Ann Arbor has a vibrant food scene worth exploring even if you're here for a quick visit. Find some of our learner favorites in the curated 24 Hours in Blue Guide or visit AnnArbor.org for more options.

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