When you choose which business school you’ll attend, you get a lot more than just an education—quite often, you get a whole new locale to explore. Most people have a pretty good idea of what to expect if they decide to move to New York City, Los Angeles or Chicago, but candidates considering a move to Ann Arbor, Michigan, are likely a lot less sure of what that city has to offer. Thankfully, the New York Times recently made getting to know Ann Arbor a lot easier by making the city—which it calls “the ultimate college town”—the focus of its widely read 36 Hours travel column. This past weekend, the Times showcased a number of interesting bars, restaurants, museums, boutiques and theaters in Ann Arbor, and of course also noted the University of Michigan’s lively football games.
Specific culinary highlights include Zingerman’s deli, which offers 99 different kinds of sandwiches; Pacific Rim, which Ross’s director of admissions, Soojin Kwon Koh, recently blogged is her favorite restaurant; and Dominick’s, which is seemingly popular with Ross MBA students. After grabbing a bite at one of these restaurants, you can walk off your meal at the Nichols Arboretum, with its sweeping views and path along the Huron River. Or you could enjoy a quiet afternoon at the University of Michigan Museum of Art or the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, take in a play, check out a new band or … the list goes on. Ann Arbor may be a college town, but as the 36 Hours article reveals, it certainly has cosmopolitan amenities.