I am coming down to the opener vs Utah. I have been to a couple games, but I haven't seen any of AA other than the parking lot and Stadium. I'm coming into town on Friday afternoon with 3 guys (mid-20's) and leaving Sunday. Is there anything we should be sure to check out? Where is the best place to party Friday? Saturday? Sightseeing Sunday? Any advice would be appreciated, especially if you know of any 'hidden gem' type places to go. Thanks!
Perfect Weekend Trip to UM
Angelo's- overpriced and overrated.
South U - the Columbus of Ann Arbor.
I actually never made it to Angelo's for breakfast... I always lived on the south end of town (closer to the Big House and Yost, of course).
My favorite place for breakfast was Frank's Restaurant. It's on Maynard right next to the parking garage behind Nickel's Arcade. It has early hours, and don't go there if you're looking for a fast meal. They usually only have one waitress on hand, and awesome as she may be, her paired with the grizzly old cook (who allegedly has cooked every meal to ever pass through there) can only move things so quickly. But the food is cheap, greasy, plentiful and absolutely delicious.
they do advertise the mad dog in it on their chalk board. 100% true.
And i feel i must promote north campus. it may not be much to look at, but for students, its so much better to study at the dude than at the ugli or otherwise. its more of a media center. i think the school understood engineering is made for dorks in the mid 90s and went to make it as cool of a place ever to make up for it being engineering.
North campus on a football saturday? Dude, I'm a former engineer and I can say that anyone who goes to north campus to sitesee is clearly insane or really into watching asians with their own desklamps use incredibly small pocket translators.
anything about on football saturday. it says the whole weekend. North Campus is one of those save it for sunday of a weekend trip because you dont really care to do anything but just see it and move on. It's like the MSU on a recruiting tour. A kid saves MSU for last because he's going to see UM, OSU, and ND and probably commit to one of them anyways, but its one of those, ok I guess I'll list it at the end of my visit schedule just incase.
I mean really, if you didn't go to the Engineering/Architecture/Art/Music school, or lived on North Campus, there isn't much to do on a weekend anyways.
house are you talking about? D Phi E maybe?
<cite>Definitely check out 'the rock' if you've never seen it, in front of the ADP house (at least when I went there) on the corner of Hill and Washtenaw. </cite>
Props to the Rock,
Anti-Props to the Vu.
A couple of years ago we began trying to schedule our trips to Ann Arbor for football at the same time another UM team was in town (specifically, women's volleyball, but we've done it with hockey later in the season). For example, last year when we came in for the Sep22 football game against Penn State, we also took in UM vball v. Illinois on the Friday night (and, actually, went back Saturday night for the vb match against Wisconsin). Volleyball at the NCAA level is a terrific (and, um, "attractive") sport and you're very close to the action in Cliff Keen arena.
We've found that going to the additional event makes for a more complete weekend. Plus, these lower profile sports are inexpensive. A volleyball ticket is something like $5. Soccer may even be free.
A quick glance of the mgoblue site shows that the UM men's soccer team plays at home Fri Aug 29th at 7pm. Go see that, then go out.
The Alumni Association holds tours of Michigan Stadium Sundays at 11 a.m. (20 min. presentation by book author, then on to the field to chuck footballs around, then into the locker room). Loved this.
But the secret must be out or demand way up this year with the renos, because it's already sold out for the year. Bummer. Guess you'll just have to get loaded at the game and then run onto the field semi-naked. On the plus side, you're saving the tour fee and get to see the security office.