Local Flavor Experiences

Local Flavor Experiences

Looking to enhance your trip to Ann Arbor, MI? Immersing yourself in the city’s rich culture, personality and history is the quickest way to make the most of your time here. While staying at the Kensington Hotel, we recommend devoting some time to the local eats, entertainment and shopping centers nearby.

Looking to enhance your trip to Ann Arbor, MI? Immersing yourself in the city’s rich culture, personality and history is the quickest way to make the most of your time here. While staying at the Kensington Hotel, we recommend devoting some time to the local eats, entertainment and shopping centers nearby.

When you select the Local Flavor Experience at check-in, you can start exploring right away thanks to the complimentary gift bag that comes with the package. It includes everything you need to discover your new favorite restaurant, take up a new hobby and learn what Michigan is all about, including coupons, maps and an assortment of fun, locally-made products. With so many places to see and activities to try, what will you do first?

Eat Your Heart Out

Between popular Ann Harbor haunts – Zingerman’s Roadhouse, Pacific Rim by Kana and Logan Restaurant – and local coffee shops, tea houses and cultural cuisine, there’s bound to be a menu for you and your entire party. Just within the vicinity of the Kensington alone, you’ll find Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, Italian and even seafood, so you can treat your taste buds to a new dish every night. If you can, don’t be afraid to branch out and try new and interesting restaurants all around the city, or even pick up some fresh produce at one of the local farmers markets.

And before you head back to the hotel, don’t forget to satisfy your sweet tooth with a specialty donut from the Dexter Bakery or macarons and premium tea from the Teahaus.

Retail Therapy

No vacation is complete without a shopping trip. Whether you’re in search of the perfect souvenir to bring back home or want to upgrade your outfit, there are plenty of shopping centers and local boutiques to choose from.

If you’re planning a wedding or formal event, you can check off the last-minute details by stopping over at The Gown Shop or President Tuxedo – both of which are conveniently located near the hotel – and getting your nails done at a local salon.

For serious shoppers, check out Briarwood Mall, Concord Center Shops and more for a variety of department stores, such as Macy’s and Target, plus a range of eclectic hotspots downtown.

Attractions For Every Guest

So what’s there to do for fun in the Ann Arbor, MI area? Well, the list goes on. Comedy clubs, art galleries, sporting events, films, outdoor adventures – you name it, we’ve got it. Step out for some live music at The Ark, get creative at a painting class and take your kids to the Hands-On children’s museum for some much-needed fun. Whether you’re here for one night or one week, there still won’t be enough time to squeeze in everything that the city has to offer.

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Turn an ordinary business trip into an exciting vacation by selecting the Local Flavor Experience package. Great for every member of the family, your itinerary will by busting at the seams with virtually endless activities, entertainment, shopping and dining options. Contact us today for more information about the Kensington Hotel’s amenities and features.