The Secret: Walk Anywhere – Passover, Easter, and Harbaugh, Oh My

What a great week to be in Ann Arbor – holidays, events, a play, music, and – of course the University of Michigan’s annual Spring Football Game!

No matter what activities you choose, the Bell Tower Hotel is within walking distance – and we always offer optional valet parking.

If you need directions, or have any questions you can always feel free to ask anyone on our staff.

The most important part of your stay – to us –  is the quality of your experience.

Have a Joyous Passover

Passover starts Friday April 3 and continues until April 11.  Passover celebrates the emancipation of the Israelites from the Egyptians.

If you are looking for a place to attend services or find fellowship the Hillel House of Ann Arbor provides a nice calendar of events.  If you are looking for Passover foods, the world famous Zingerman’s Deli is offering a passover menu.

Have a Happy Easter

Everyone at the Bell Tower Hotel wishes you and your family a Happy Easter Sunday on April 5th.  Wherever you are celebrating, please have a wonderful holiday!

If you are looking for a place to worship while visiting Ann Arbor – here is a helpful list of churches in the area.  Seva, a local vegetarian restaurant, is offering an Easter Brunch starting at 10 am.

U of M Football’s Spring Game One of Many Sports Options

Saturday will be the first time for everybody to see the Michigan Wolverine Football Team play under new coach Jim Harbaugh in the annual Spring Game.  Harbaugh recently announced that for the first time in years the game will be a full football game.

Beyond the Spring Football Game, it is a busy weekend for University of Michigan sports teams: The baseball team plays Central Michigan April 1st at 4 pm; Women’s Lacrosse plays Northwestern April 2nd at 7 pm; Men’s Tennis plays Northwestern April 4th at noon and Illinois April 5th at noon; Men’s Lacrosse plays Rutgers on April 5 at noon; Women’s Lacrosse plays Duquesne April 5th at 3:00 pm.

Go Blue!

Feed Your Soul With Poetry

April is National Poetry month.  Ann Arbor has a long history of poetry highlighted by four-time Pulitzer Award winning poet Robert Frost’s Fellowship at U of M in the 1920’s and more recently Alice Fulton’s Fellowship at U of M from the early 80’s through 2002.

You can find great poetry at great area bookstores like Literati or rare and used bookstores like Motte and Bailey.

Don’t Forget the Great Food

After a day feeding your soul looking for books and poetry you might want food.

Craving italian? Mani Osteria offers a wide variety of wood-fired italian dishes. Looking for a great farm-to-table experience? Try The Grange Kitchen and Bar.

Stay tuned if you are planning a summer visit and we will announce the date for the reopening of noted Ann Arbor Chef Eve Aronoff’s – Eve The Restaurant – right here at the Bell Tower hotel – yet another reason we offer the best accommodations in Ann Arbor.

What About Performances

The Rude Mechanicals will present a performance of Anton Chekhov’s play ‘The Cherry Orchard’ at the Linda Mendelssohn Theater on the U of M campus April 3rd and 4th.

Roots musician Seth Walker will be performing at the Ark on Friday while Louisiana Cajun musicians Feufollet will play Saturday night.

Need a Few Laughs

The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase is spotlighting Bill Hildebrand over the weekend, a comedian that the Detroit Free Press called one of the funniest people in Detroit.

The Bell Tower Hotel Staff is Here For You

We are lucky to be the Ann Arbor Hotel with the best access to so many wonderful things – please let us help you with planning, logistics, or whatever you need to have the best possible time while you are staying with us!

Even if you are too busy to explore, the Bell Tower will provide you with the best service and superb modern Ann Arbor Lodging.

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