Enduringly Midwestern and entirely cosmopolitan, the Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor area is the perfect place to plan your next meeting.
Union workers and corporate executives, convention hosts and tourist groups alike can choose respite from nearly forty hotels and motels ranging in limited service to four-star quality. Area attractions and events—including Yankee Air Museum, Purple Rose Theatre, the Michigan Summer Beer Festival and ElvisFest—are nearby and easily accessed by express- and byway.
Guests also are surrounded by several unique Michigan dining establishments. From Coney Islands to steak houses, Vietnamese diners to street food carts, the wide array of Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor area restaurants easily compete with the culinary behemoths of the American coasts.
Many local chefs integrate foods like Michigan asparagus and whitefish into accessible menus in an effort to preserve Midwestern flavor.
In the same vein, local store owners have risen to represent what’s singularly ours. The Downtown Ann Arbor, Kerrytown, State Street and Depot Town districts offer clothing boutiques, resellers, farmers’ markets, coffee and bookshops, galleries and novelty stores among a variety of clubs, play and concert houses, breweries and bars. Our county also features over 23,000 acres of public recreation areas perfect for hiking, biking, fishing and swimming. Come visit, and take comfort in our hospitality.
Ypsilanti Fast Facts
Ypsilanti Area Visitors & Convention Bureau (MI)
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106 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Type of Destination Experience:
College Town, Historic, Urban
GSF Exhibit Space (The Convocation Center at Eastern Michigan University): 204,316
Meeting Space, Square Feet (Kensington Court Ann Arbor Hotel): 29,440
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (The Convocation Center at Eastern Michigan University): 27,741
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest): 235
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: No
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Miles to downtown 20
Cities with non-stop flights160
International cities with direct flights31
Geographic Areas Served:
Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Greater Detroit, Great Lakes, Michigan, Midwest, Southeastern Michigan, Chelsea
Why Meet in Ypsilanti
More than 4,000 guest rooms, and 200,000 square feet of meeting space. Home to the University of Michigan - one of the largest public research institutions in the country - and Eastern Michigan University - one of the Best Midwestern Colleges eight years in a row (Princeton Review).
No matter what your taste - from world-class performing artists and world-renowned art exhibitions to hometown country fairs, and museums - this area has a variety of cultural experiences to satisfy your appetite.
One-stop shopping, and more than 300 restaurants, pubs, diners, and breweries. The Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor area is this state's rare jewel: A friendly area with big city sophistication, and more culture than you can shake a stick at. Welcome!