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Ann-Arbor is a lovely city located west of Detroit in Washtenaw County, near Belleville Lake. Home of the University of Michigan since 1837, the university today continues to be the educational, cultural and economic mainstay of Ann Arbor. Graced with over 33,000 trees along the city's streets, Ann Arbor has been rated one of the top 10 cycling cities in North America. There are several parks within the city that offer scenic trails for hiking and biking, as well as swimming pools, picnic areas, tennis courts, play areas and water slides. Argo Park, which encompasses over 32 acres alongside the Huron River, also offers hiking and biking, fishing, canoe and rowboat rentals. Golf and horseback riding can also be found near Ann Arbor. The Nichols Arboretum is a 123-acre nature area that serves as an educational and research facility for the University of Michigan. Visitors are allowed to hike numerous trails in the arboretum and view the various plant collections. There are several significant museums to visit in Ann Arbor, including the Ruthyen Museum of Natural History, which contains Michigan's largest collection of dinosaur remains. And, the Clements Library holds the 1493 printed version of the letter that Christopher Columbus sent to Queen Isabella. Ann Arbor is also home to the annual Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, a tradition for over forty years.

Surrounding areas: West Branch, Michigan (14.3 mi), Pinckney, Michigan (16.4 mi), Milford, Michigan (23.2 mi), Brooklyn, Michigan (28.6 mi), Newport, Michigan (29.0 mi), Monroe, Michigan (30.3 mi), Beverly Hills, Michigan (30.5 mi)

Ann Arbor Vacation Rentals

Ann Arbor Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Bell Tower Hotel300 S Thayer StAnn Arbor, MI (734) 769-3010
Best Western Executive Plaza2900 Jackson RdAnn Arbor, MI (734) 665-4444
Candlewood Suites701 Waymarket WayAnn Arbor, MI (734) 663-2818
Comfort Inn & Business Center2455 Captenter RdAnn Arbor, MI (734) 973-6100
Comfort Inn3501 S State StAnn Arbor, MI (734) 761-8838
Courtyard By Marriott Ann Arbor3205 BoardwalkAnn Arbor, MI (734) 995-5900
Crowne Plaza Hotel-ann Arbor610 Hilton BlvdAnn Arbor, MI (734) 761-7800
Extended Stay America1501 Briarwood Circle DrAnn Arbor, MI (734) 332-1980
Extended Stay Deluxe3265 Boardwalk DrAnn Arbor, MI (734) 997-7623
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Ann Arbor3285 BoardwalkAnn Arbor, MI (734) 995-5200
Fairfield Inn3785 BoardwalkAnn Arbor, MI (800) 228-2800
Hampton Inn - Ann Arbor North2300 GRN RdAnn Arbor, MI (734) 996-4444
Hampton Inn South - Ann Arbor925 Victors WayAnn Arbor, MI (734) 665-5000
Hawthorn Suites3535 GRN CTAnn Arbor, MI (734) 327-0011
Holiday Inn Express & Suites-ann Arbor600 Hilton BlvdAnn Arbor, MI (734) 761-2929
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites3155 BoardwalkAnn Arbor, MI (734) 213-1900
Holiday Inn North Campus3600 Plymouth RdAnn Arbor, MI (800) 800-5560
Microtel Inn& Suites3610 Plymouth RdAnn Arbor, MI (734) 997-9100
Motel 6 - Ann Arbor3764 S State StAnn Arbor, MI (734) 665-9900
Red Roof Inn3621 Plymouth RdAnn Arbor, MI (734) 996-5800
Residence Inn By Marriott Ann Arbor800 Victors WayAnn Arbor, MI (734) 996-5666
Sheraton Inn Ann Arbor3200 BoardwalkAnn Arbor, MI (734) 996-0600
Super 8 Ann Arbor2910 Jackson AveAnn Arbor, MI (734) 741-8888
Weber's Inn3050 Jackson AveAnn Arbor, MI (734) 769-2500
Days Inn2380 Carpenter RdAnn Harbor, MI3.4 mi.(734) 971-0700
Marriott At Eagle Crest-ypsilanti1275 S Huron StYpsilanti, MI7.0 mi.(734) 487-2000
Sleep Inn & Suites1230 Dexter StMilan, MI12.8 mi.(734) 439-1400
Baymont Inn & Suites-detroit W41211 FRD RdCanton, MI13.4 mi.(734) 981-1808
Belleville Super 8 Motel45707 S I-94 Service RdBelleville, MI13.9 mi.(734) 699-1888
Comfort Inn-Belleville45945 S I-94 Service DrBelleville, MI13.9 mi.(734) 697-8556
Holiday Inn Express-bellevilleN I-94 Service DrBelleville, MI13.9 mi.(734) 857-6200
Red Roof Inn Detroit Airport45501 N Exprwy Service DrBelleville, MI13.9 mi.(734) 697-2244
Red Roof Inn Detroit Airport/Belleville45501 N I-94 Service DrBelleville, MI13.9 mi.(800) 733-7663
Motel 6 - Canton Township41216 FRD RdCanton Township, MI14.0 mi.(734) 981-5000
Red Roof Inn39700 Ann Arbor RdPlymouth, MI14.6 mi.(734) 459-3300
Holiday Inn Express-Chelsea1540 Commerce Park DrChelsea, MI14.7 mi.(734) 433-1600
Comfort Inn & Conference CTR1645 Commerce Park DrChelsea, MI14.8 mi.(734) 423-8000
Extended Stay America2000 Haggerty RdCanton, MI15.2 mi.(734) 844-6725
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Det West Canton5700 Haggerty RdCanton, MI15.2 mi.(734) 981-2440
Hilton Garden Inn Plymouth14600 Sheldon RdPlymouth, MI15.3 mi.(734) 354-0001
Bed & Breakfast
Gladstone House Bed & Breakfast2865 GladstoneAnn Arbor, MI (734) 769-0404

Ann Arbor Weather & Climate

The southeast lower section of Michigan has four seasons and due to its location near Lake Huron and Lake Ontario, it does experience lake effect, such as increased cloudiness during late fall and early winter. Summer precipitation comes in the form of showers and thunderstorms. The Great Lakes also act as a giant "heat sink," which helps moderate the temperatures of the surrounding land, cooling summers and warming winters. It is also a natural humidifier, and this causes an increase in the moisture content in the air, creating heavier snowfalls in the winter. However, seldom are there prolonged periods of extreme heat combined with humidity in southeastern Michigan. Average annual snowfall is 36 inches, but varies greatly from year to year. Michigan is on the fringe of the Midwest tornado belt, but sees less of this activity than other parts of the country.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 16°F 2.24 in. -
February 33°F 18°F 2.04 in. -
March 45°F 27°F 2.78 in. -
April 58°F 37°F 3.36 in. -
May 70°F 48°F 2.97 in. -
June 79°F 57°F 3.38 in. -
July 83°F 62°F 3.16 in. -
August 80°F 60°F 3.71 in. -
September 73°F 53°F 3.38 in. -
October 61°F 42°F 2.50 in. -
November 46°F 32°F 2.99 in. -
December 34°F 22°F 2.84 in. -

Ann Arbor Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Willow Run airport (YIP) located about 10 miles east of Ann Arbor in Detroit, Michigan, the Detroit Metro Wayne County airport (DTW) located approximately 20 miles east of Ann Arbor in Detroit, Michigan, the Toledo Express airport (TOL) located roughly 47 miles south of Ann Arbor in Toledo, Ohio, and finally the Bishop International airport (FNT) located around 47 miles north of Ann Arbor in Flint, Michigan.

Ann Arbor Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersLivoniaMI20.8 mi.
JeepersAuburn HillsMI38.4 mi.
JeepersRosevilleMI43.7 mi.
Cedar PointSanduskyOH77.9 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN78.4 mi.
Putt N' Pond Speed ParkFostoriaOH79.0 mi.
Water Parks
Waterford Oaks County ParkWaterfordMI34.2 mi.
Red Oaks WaterparkMadison HeightsMI35.5 mi.
Four Bears Water ParkUticaMI43.4 mi.
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI73.7 mi.
Soak City Water ParkSanduskyOH77.9 mi.
Andersen Water ParkSaginawMI79.8 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI109.0 mi.
Golf Courses
Georgetown Country ClubAnn ArborMI 
Hickory Stick Golf ClubAnn ArborMI 
Huron Hills Golf CourseAnn ArborMI 
Lake Forest Golf ClubAnn ArborMI 
Leslie Park Golf CourseAnn ArborMI 
Stonebridge Golf ClubAnn ArborMI 
Green Oaks Golf CourseYpsilantiMI7.0 mi.
Hickory Woods Golf CourseYpsilantiMI7.0 mi.
Lake in the Woods Golf CourseYpsilantiMI7.0 mi.
Brookside Golf CourseSalineMI8.2 mi.
Hudson Mills Metro ParkDexterMI8.2 mi.
Rustic Glen Golf CourseSalineMI8.2 mi.
Fox Hills Country ClubPlymouthMI9.6 mi.
Rolling Meadows Country ClubWhitmore LakeMI10.8 mi.
Salem Hills Golf ClubNorthvilleMI11.7 mi.
Pheasant Run Golf ClubCantonMI13.4 mi.
Cattails Golf ClubSouth LyonMI13.6 mi.
Moose Ridge Golf CourseSouth LyonMI13.6 mi.
Pebble Creek Golf CourseSouth LyonMI13.6 mi.
Tanglewood The LionSouth LyonMI13.6 mi.
Rolling Hills Golf CourseMilanMI13.8 mi.
Harbour Club Golf CourseBellevilleMI14.2 mi.
Pierce Lake Golf CourseChelseaMI14.6 mi.
Reddeman Farms Golf ClubChelseaMI14.6 mi.
Fellows Creek Golf CourseCantonMI15.4 mi.
Rush Lake HillsPinckneyMI15.9 mi.
Timber Trace Golf ClubPinckneyMI15.9 mi.
Whispering PinesPinckneyMI15.9 mi.
Bushwood Golf CourseNorthvilleMI17.1 mi.
Downing Farms Golf CourseNorthvilleMI17.1 mi.
Ski Areas
Alpine ValleyWhite LakeMI30.3 mi.
Apple MountainFreelandMI88.6 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI103.1 mi.
Swiss ValleyJonesMI108.7 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI109.4 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI109.5 mi.
State Parks
Hayes State ParkMI24.9 mi. 
Sterling State ParkMI32.8 mi. 
Sindecuse Museum of DentistryAnn ArborMI(History)
Plymouth Historical MuseumPlymouthMI15.3 mi.(History)
Monroe County Historical MuseumMonroeMI30.3 mi.(History)
Wyandotte MuseumWyandotteMI30.4 mi.(History)
Cranbrook Art MuseumBloomfield HillsMI33.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Detroit Science CenterDetroitMI35.7 mi.(Science)
Detroit Institute of ArtsDetroitMI35.7 mi.(Art)
Detroit Historical MuseumDetroitMI35.7 mi.(History)
Dossin Great Lakes MuseumDetroitMI35.7 mi.(History)
Meadow Brook HallRochesterMI41.7 mi.(History)
Toledo's AtticToledoOH43.2 mi.(History)
Toledo Museum of ArtToledoOH43.2 mi.(Art)
Sloan MuseumFlintMI51.1 mi.(Technology)
Michigan Historical MuseumLansingMI52.3 mi.(History)
Impress 5 Science CenterLansingMI52.3 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Belle Isle AquariumRoyal OakMI33.8 mi.
Belle Isle ZooRoyal OakMI33.8 mi.
Detroit Zoological ParkDetroitMI35.7 mi.
Toledo Zoological GardensToledoOH43.2 mi.
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI52.3 mi.
African Safari Wildlife ParkPort ClintonOH66.9 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI73.7 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN106.7 mi.
Cleveland Metroparks ZooClevelandOH118.0 mi.

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