Ann Arbor named among top charming small US cities by TravelMag
ANN ARBOR – Here’s a ranking that doesn’t surprise us. TravelMag recently released its 30 Most Charming Small Cities in the USA list and Ann Arbor appears along other famed small cities -- and college towns -- like Annapolis, Maryland, Charleston, South Carolina and Bloomington, Indiana. “Home to the University of Michigan, it has long been a seat of higher education, forward-thinking, technology and progressive ideas,” wrote TravelMag. “You can see echoes of these elements everywhere, including at the numerous annual events held in the city, including expos, airshows, and the annual film festival that has been running for decades. “In the city’s lively dining scene, this same balance of tradition and modernity is reflected by Ann Arbor mainstays such as Zingerman’s Deli, right through to the trendy international cuisine from across five continents.”AdWith the award-winning Ann Arbor District Library, 161 beautiful public parks and educational and cultural events abound, it certainly is a wonderful place to live.
Travel + Leisure names Ann Arbor one of the best cities for retirees
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – From Sarasota to Nashville, Tree Town rubs shoulders with retiree go-to’s and unexpected competitors on Travel + Leisure’s “11 Best Cities to Retire in the U.S.” list. The only Midwestern city named, Ann Arbor can thank its small businesses, Art Fair, public parks and numerous summertime events for its spot. While the list isn’t exactly scientific (Travel + Leisure says it used “input from several sources”), the accolade is just one of many Ann Arbor has recently received. Personal financial publication Money.com named it a top place to work from home while PETA called it the eighth friendliest small town in the U.S. for vegans. AdHere’s the full list from Travel + Leisure:Sarasota, FloridaFort Myers, FloridaPort St. Lucie, FloridaNaples, FloridaNashville, TennesseeAsheville, North CarolinaLancaster, PennsylvaniaAnn Arbor, MichiganManchester, New HampshireMyrtle Beach, South CarolinaDallas/Fort Worth, TexasFind more about each city here.
Top spots for fall colors on the University of Michigan campus
ANN ARBOR - With a nickname like "Tree Town," you know that Ann Arbor is going to have some super spectacular fall foliage. Specifically, the picturesque University of Michigan campus is a perfectly ideal spot for leaf-peeping once summer winds down and there's a crisp feeling in the air. Matthaei Botanical GardensFurther from downtown, visitors can find stunning maple groves during the autumn months at U-M Matthaei Botanical Gardens. Photo: PexelsLaw QuadWhile gorgeous anytime of year, the Law Quad is especially beautiful during the autumn months. Photo: PexelsNorth CampusOften overlooked by visitors, the North Campus area at the university is sprawling, walkable, and scenic - especially in the fall.