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About the Ann Arbor Area

Whatever your reason for coming here, once in Ann Arbor, visitors can easily get around town on foot, on a bike, by car, by Ann Arbor's bus service or with cab services. Bus lines run conveniently on Washtenaw Avenue in front of Avalyn Garden. Here are some links you may find helpful as you plan your stay in Ann Arbor:

Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau

University of Michigan

U of M Health Center: Including Mott Children’s Hospital, Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, Cardiovascular Center.     

The annual Ann Arbor Art Fairs: Every July Ann Arbor fills with art lovers -- each year over 400,000 people come to the four-day event.    

Farmers Market (Wed. and Sat. during spring, summer, and fall)    

Shopping:  Main Street, Kerrytown, Briarwood Mall

U-M Sports:  Football, hockey, basketball

Restaurants:  The number of highly rated restauants in Ann Arbor has doubled in the past 25 years.

Movies: Collectively, Ann Arbor’s movie venues boast over 40 movie screens -- including two multiplexes and the historic Michigan Theater

Live entertainment: From world-class classical performances to rock, folk and alternative Ann Arbor’s many entertainment venues ofter a wide variety of live performances -- Hill Auditorium, Power Center, Michigan Theater, The Ark, Blind Pig and more.  

Theatre: Performance Network, Purple Rose Theater in nearby Chelsea, and the Ann Arbor Civic Theater

Recreation: public swimming pools, public ice rinks, canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, hiking

Parks and gardens: 120 acre Nichols Arboretum, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Gallup Park, and many  nearby county and state parks along the Huron River.