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These 20 Instagram Photos Show Why Ann Arbor is Topping So Many Lists

Ann Arbor has been topping all sorts of lists this year from “#1 Most Desirable Small City to live and Work in for Millennials,” to “#8 in Top #100 Places to Live in 2016,” and a lot more. We think the photos below help show why:


1. Ann Arbor is home to Zingerman’s Delicatessen,  one of the best deli’s in the country.

hAAPiest here #fabfoodfiesta @sydney_adler

A photo posted by Fab Food (@fabfoodfiesta) on


2. Where else can you live where there is a free concert EVERY week during the summer at Sonic Lunch?


Thank you @bornsmusic for the amazing afternoon. #SonicLunch #AnnArbor #borns #electriclove A photo posted by Sonic Lunch (@soniclunch) on


3. Ann Arbor is home to The Big House, America’s largest stadium.


Turned out to be a beautiful game day! #goblue #gameday #michigan #beatunlv #won A photo posted by Brittany Bolling (@brittany__michelle22) on


4. Ann Arbor is full of famous landmarks like U of M’s clocktower.


  #clocktower #timetorelax #annarbor #evening #lastdayofsummer   A photo posted by Ayshwarya (@aybalasub) on


5. You never know what David Zinn creature you’ll stumble upon downtown, but we can guarantee it’ll make you smile.


A new addition to our sidewalk #annarbor #davidzinn @davidzinn A photo posted by VinBar (@vinbara2) on


6. There are over 150 unique parks in Ann Arbor.


#AnnArbor #canoe #art #biketrail A photo posted by Clan Krista, Caleb & Mondo (@whereismondo) on

7. Nickles Arcade is the perfect place to do some local shopping or grab a quick cup of coffee from Comet Coffee.


Postcard from a college town. A photo posted by @notazizansari on


8. Named one of the nation’s best burgers, Frita Badito’s never disappoints.


Hungry hungry hippos go Cuban   A photo posted by Esther Yoon (@estherdyoon) on


9. We’re not just about food either, Ann Arbor currently has four breweries downtown, including the newly remodeled Grizzly Peak.


To a successful road trip and my brother’s new journey! @valtharium A photo posted by Héctor Alejandro (@hector_a.jpg) on

10. Looking for unique nature? U of M’s botanical gardens has you covered.


#botanicalgardens #greenhouse #annarbor #michigan #cactus #cacti #succulents #plants   A photo posted by Melissa (@mmiklos) on


11. Want to see a movie? The Michigan and State Theaters offer a movie theater experience enriched with history.


#annarbor #michigan #goblue #MYHEART #stompinggrounds A photo posted by Sean Seymour (@seanseymour_) on


12. Did we mention #AnnArbor’s art scene?


Love this. #streetart #annarbor #statestreet   A photo posted by Aayushi Mehrotra (@yushi27) on


13. A must for tourists in Ann Arbor, spinning the cube is a staple of U of M traditions.


Be sure to spin the cube at @uofmichigan when you visit Ann Arbor! Thanks @matangbuyod for this photo! A photo posted by Visit Ann Arbor! (@visitannarbor) on


14. Cool statues and art can be found all over town, like in Shinola.


Another #rad piece of art. #murica #bookshelf at #shinola #shinoladetroit in #annarbormichigan #annarbor   A photo posted by Josh Vo (@lifeaswevoit) on


15. #hippiehash…nothing else to say.


Just getting warmed up… #fleetwood #annarbor #visitannarbor #hippiehash A photo posted by Casey Claflin (@bosox1988) on


16. The Ann Arbor Art Fair is an award wining fair that brings roughly 500,000 people into the city from across the globe.



17. You can go scavenger hunting for fairy doors all over town.


18. We take coffee seriously with over 10 different local/unique shops to chose from downtown.


can you believe I’m on #sm for fun? @niquesquad @zackrambophoto @raffert3 #firstpost A photo posted by Keith Curry (@ktcurry23) on


19. We know how to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the city and float down the Huron River.


A photo posted by Michael O’Keefe (@mokeefe) on


20. Ann Arbor appeals to everyone: the city lover, college student, nature junkie, beer aficionado, foodie and more.


  It’s a gorgeous day in A2… how are you spending it? #sundayfunday #annarbor   A photo posted by Jill (@jillsarie) on


*BONUS VIDEO: showing how awesome the energy is when at a game in The Big House*



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