Best Things To Do from your suites in Ann Arbor

Sometimes, it can seem like your hotel is nowhere near the interesting things that a town has to offer when you travel.

As a result, business traveling can often leave you returning home feeling like you never even saw the town that you were visiting at all.

The good news?

The Bell Tower Hotel is in the center of Ann Arbor right next to the campus and within easy walking distance of both downtown and Kerrytown.

So, what are some of the best things you can do from your suites in Ann Arbor?

Ann Arbor Parks

Ann Arbor is blessed with a wide variety of parks and one of the best, Nichols Arboretum, is within walking distance of your hotel. Nichols Arboretum, on the campus of the University of Michigan, is host to a wide variety of native and exotic trees and shrubs. The Arboretum offers nature trails, educational areas, and even a gift shop.

‘The Arb’ can often seem like a beautiful hidden oasis right in the middle of town.

The Ark

The Ark is an Ann Arbor treasure, it is the home to over 300 nights of live music a year in one of the best listening rooms that you will find anywhere in the country.

The Ark was originally created as the joint project of four churches who were trying to create a place for artists to gather and perform (some early shows included performances by Iggy Pop and Gilda Radner). The Ark has since become one of the area’s most beloved music venues.

Unique Shopping Opportunities

Downtown Ann Arbor is home to lots of amazing shopping. Nicola’s books is a world-class independent bookstore hosting famous authors, carefully curating books of interest, and even providing great coffee and snacks.

If you feel like you might enjoy a Farmers Market, just meander towards Kerrytown on a Saturday afternoon.

Or maybe you just want to visit Lucky’s Market or shop Kerrytown before listening to jazz at the Kerrytown concert house.

If you have any questions when you get to town, just ask at our concierge desk.

Ann Arbor Museums

Ann Arbor has a lot of museums, but don’t forget that the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library is located right on the campus of the University of Michigan (the University is also home to the Ford School of Public Policy).

An Amazing Restaurant Scene

Many publications call Ann Arbor one of the best food cities in America, from favorable write-ups in the New York Times for Spencer to the decades of acclaim for Zingerman’s Deli, there is no shortage of culinary options close to your hotel.

The Secret: The Bell Tower is within walking distance

Staying at the Bell Tower will always put you within walking distance of great food and amazing performances and all just minutes from the best Ann Arbor hotel, the Bell Tower.

When you look for the best Ann Arbor lodging options, The Bell Tower Hotel is the perfect place for you!

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