Coming to Ann Arbor
They call Zingerman’s an “Ann Arbor institution.” Although we’re slightly smaller in every dimension than that “other” Ann Arbor institution, the University of Michigan, we find the moniker quite flattering. We’ve been in this little city for over 30 years and we think it’s such a cool place that we wrote into our vision that we never want to leave.
For more about Ann Arbor, its history, its population and such: http://www.visitannarbor.org/
How Zingerman’s occupies Ann Arbor & The information you need to answer the question: To rent a car or not to rent a car?
Zingerman’s Deli is in downtown Ann Arbor. If you want to hang out for an evening, walk around, window shop, grab a coffee, cocktail or digestif, downtown Ann Arbor is where you want to be. It’s spread out over 20 blocks or so and there isn’t really any other part of the town where you can quite do that.
While it is theoretically possible to get from the Deli or the Roadhouse to Zingerman’s Southside by public transportation, it’s not the most time efficient way to do it. For those of you from cities far bigger and crowded than ours, you might find that our cabs are quite reasonably priced and that most of our cabbies are quite polite. A cab ride from anywhere to anywhere in the city would be hard pressed to be more than $15, unless you wanted your cabbie to drive in circles.
The closest large airport is Detroit Metro. It’s about 40 miles, 40 minutes or about a $40 cab ride from downtown Ann Arbor! If you’re planning on flying out on the day the seminar ends, we think it’s best to give yourself about 3 hours to departure time - so, seminars end at 4 pm, earliest flight out that we recommend is 7 pm.