We know you love Michigan football - which is why we've helped so many Michigan fans just like you find homes close to the stadium for game day. But to just see a game would be to miss out on all of the culture, recreation, and beauty that makes Ann Arbor such an amazingly vibrant community.
So next time you're in town for a Wolverines weekend, make sure to carve out time for these 7 activities...
Yankee Air Museum
Located just a short 30 minute drive from Ann Arbor, you'll find the Yankee Air Museum - a 47,000 sq ft complex with more than 5,000 artifacts that tell the incredible story of America's aviation history.
Beyond just the artifacts, however, is the actual museum - which is housed in the old Willow Run B-24 Bomber Plant, where the military crafted B-24 Bombers throughout WWII.
It's an amazing journey through the past that's perfect for the whole family!
Hands on Museum
Looking for something a little closer to campus that's more geared towards younger children? We've got just the place.
With interactive exhibits that focus on making science and technology accessible for young children, the Hands on Museum right in the heart of Ann Arbor is the perfect place to take children ages 2-12... though we have to say it's pretty fun for adults, too.
Lose yourself in the Michigan wildlife experience, travel back to the 1930s at the Lyons County Store - or just hang out in the Concourse to check out "H2Oh" along with an indoor tornado!
Urban Fairy Doors
Maybe you're looking for an activity that will keep your kids entertained, while also letting you see everything Ann Arbor has to offer.
If this sounds like it's up your alley, then schedule your day around the "Urban Fairy Doors" - a unique set of installations featuring tiny "fairy doors" throughout Ann Arbor's many shops and sights.
It's a great way to stroll through the local business scene, and take in one of the most unique aspects of the town.
Learn more about the Urban Fairy Doors
Dexter Cider Mill
This is another places you may have to drive a little further to... but we promise it's worth it.
Named one of the "101 Places to Visit" by Hourly Detroit, Dexter Cider House is the oldest operating Cider Mill in Michigan - continuing to make cider the same (delicious) way it was made 120 years ago.
Come by to and taste this amazing cider, along with a full bakery featuring doughnuts, caramel apples, and apple nut bread.
Plus, they're now serving hard cider... so make sure to bring some back for the tailgate!
If you're a bit strapped for time, but want to recharge and take a break from the craziness of a gameday weekend - head over to Kerrytown Market and Shops!
An indoor mall featuring 16 locally-owned storefronts, Kerrytown has everything from clothes, to vintage shops, bakeries, and more. Stop in and pick something up for the tailgate - or just grab a trinket to remember the weekend.
For all of you outdoor adventurers, the Huron River is a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown Ann Arbor area - and take in some of the amazing sights and sounds of Michigan.
This 104 km river run includes both rapids and placid water stretches, offering visitors a plethora of paddling and kayaking experiences.
Whether you've been paddling your whole life or are a novice trying it out for the first time, this is an absolutely perfect addition to any Ann Arbor weekend itinerary.
And, of course, at the end of the day, settle into one of Ann Arbor's many brewpubs and wind down over a pint of local beer.
Here are a few to make sure you check out:
And, of course, if you're looking for a great place to eat or drink, check out our earlier posts on the Best Bars of Ann Arbor and the Best Restaurants of Ann Arbor!
And don't forget! The best way to experience all of these amazing Ann Arbor sights and activities is with a Rent Like A Champion home.
We'll keep your team together all weekend... no matter where your adventure takes you...