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Generally referred to as “Ypsi” by the locals, it’s been said that Ypsilanti is the Brooklyn to Ann Arbor’s Manhattan. Welcome to Ypsilanti, where a vibrant underground arts scene continues to emerge and grow. Below you will find information about the best of Ypsilanti and what it has to offer. Featuring a bit of history, a bit of shopping and dining, and a whole lot of fun, Ypsilanti is the place to be.


Ypsilanti Michigan, Iconic Ypsi, Water tower

Pure Ypsi

Ypsilanti has always been an eccentric, interesting town, but is now turning into a destination. Home to musicians, artists, beer aficionados, history lovers and more, Ypsi is more than just a progressive city with a funny name.

Shopping in Ypsilanti, MI


Shopping Ypsi for fine antiques, funky vintage clothing, bulk candy, model kits, or even exclusive limited-edition sneakers is so much fun, we know you’ll come back for more.

Dining List Ypsilanti Michigan, Chick Inn, Drive-In


Featuring three distinct dining districts, serving up delicious options for any meal your little heart desires. Whether you prefer a juicy burger and fries at the bar or trying something new and exciting in the vegan/vegetarian vein, Ypsilanti’s eateries will satisfy your craving.

Michigan Craft Beer Scene

Craft Beer

For the love of suds, craft beer is becoming an integral part of the city of Ypsilanti. Home to the largest solar installation of any craft brewery east of Colorado, The ABC Microbrewery is busy serving up in-house favorites like the Buzzsaw American IPA, Ypsi Gypsi and more.

Michigan Car Shows and Cruising Events


Grab your favorite ride and start your engines. Whether you like to race or be a Sunday driver all week long, there is plenty here to indulge the car lover in you. Weekly car and bike shows in the summer and a handful of summer time car events keep the motors running in Ypsi.

Fly Fishing Guided Trips, Ypsilanti MI

The Great Outdoors

How can you reduce stress, cut recovery times from illnesses, fight against cancer, and boost your mood? The answer is simple: get outside. Fresh air and Vitamin D from sunlight can help make you healthy as well as happy. Here’s our guide to exploring great outdoors when you visit the Ypsilanti area.

Activity Central

In addition to rafts of outdoor recreation opportunities, the Ypsilanti area drives away boredom with activities for all ages and interests. Here’s a list of the top 10 things you can do during your visit to Ypsi. Have fun!

Major Annual Events in Ypsilanti & Southeastern Michigan

Major Annual Events

With beautiful Riverside Park right in our backyard, what better way to show it off with a flurry of events you don’t want to miss. Start with a dash of car shows, add in a little Elvis Fest and sprinkle in The Color Run. Then finish it off with a drink at the Summer Beer Fest.

Hotels in Ann Arbor & Surrounding Areas


After exhausting yourself taking in Ypsilanti and enjoying what it has to offer, bunk up at one of the local hotels or charming bed and breakfasts.

Discover Guide

Click to order a copy of the 2014 Visit Ypsi guide and the Washtenaw County Visitor Guide. See more about what the Discover Guide has to offer. more