Detroit: Side Trips

Ann Arbor

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A roughly 50-min. drive west of downtown Detroit on I-94, Ann Arbor is filled with terrific restaurants, bars and shops — and the University of Michigan, of course, which dominates life here. The sprawling, grassy campus, with its mix of Gothic and modern architecture, is worth strolling; on the weekend of a home game, the campus and surrounding town fairly vibrate with collegiate cheer. Aside from Michigan Stadium ("The Big House") — the largest stadium in college athletics, with 107,501 seats — other worthwhile destinations include Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. (Ann Arbor is "Tree City," after all.) Also, while you're in town, be sure to stop by Zingerman's Roadhouse for some high-quality American fare; if you're a carnivore, order the beef brisket.

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