Share the #YpsiLove with family and friends this winter in Ypsilanti. From shopping, to live music, to trying the tastiest lattes, Ypsilanti offers it all and so much more! Get started with these Ypsi experiences:
1. Pick out unique gifts at Ypsi specialty shops
Surprise someone with an unexpected a gift this winter to bring a little more sunshine to their day. Find Ypsi swag and artwork at Brick & Mortar Modern General Store and Stardust Ypsi. Love antiquing? You’re in the right place! Browse Ypsi’s antique stores for hidden treasures. For the latest fashion trends, Love at First Try and Puffer Reds is where it’s at.
2. Dine at your favorite restaurant
Go big with appetizers and combos at Maiz and Bobcat Bonnie's, and order from an all-vegetarian menu at Gora’s Grill. We suggest surprising your loved ones with donuts from Dom Bakeries! No matter what you’re craving, you can find what you’re looking for in Ypsi.
3. Cozy up around the fireplace
Order a Michigan brew at Arbor Brewing Company and stay toasty by the outdoor firepits. Also featuring an indoor fireplace, ABC is an ideal spot for a cozy date out. Bellflower’s heated table and heat lamps will keep you warm while dining safely during a memorable evening out.
4. Attend a special event
You can always find something to do in Ypsi, including annual events and community gatherings, including art gallery exhibition openings .and family fun touring shows. Find out what's coming up and start making plans!
5. Connect through music
If you're ready to go out on the town, venues around Ypsilanti, like Ziggy’s and 734 Brewing Company, and Ypsi Alehouse are hosting live music and serving up tasty drinks. Visit during one of their music events happening weekly!
6. Warm up with a latte
Each latte is crafted with love in Ypsi. Visit Cross Street Coffee for a specially crafted latte, or grab coffee to-go from Hyperion and stroll around Depot Town. Check out Bridge Community Café, roasting Queerwave coffee and hosting evening dry bars.
7. Spend your day at the museum
Did you know Ypsilanti is home to four museums? Share the love for Ypsi history at the Ypsilanti Historical Museum, presented as an 1860s historic home. Are classic automobiles more your speed? You’ll love the Michigan Firehouse Museum and the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum. Learn about historic aircraft from WWII at the Yankee Air Museum, including the C-47 Hairless Joe and the B-25 Yankee Warrior.
8. Play outside
There is plenty to do outdoors during the winter! Rolling Hills County Park offers a tremendous 275-foot sledding hill, with fenced return paths to the top for safety. Riverside Park is also a hotspot for sledding and connects to Frog Island Park, allowing visitors to wander pathways along the Huron River. Check out our blog on how to Explore the Outdoors this Winter.
9. Start planning your summer
Whether planning solo or with your partner, start planning ahead! Thunder Over Michigan tickets are now on sale, and the John E. Lawrence Summer Jazz Series will be here before you know it. Keep an eye out for more Ypsi events on our website!
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