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Under $100 Kalamazoo, Michigan

by Katie Skrzek

Mar 9, 2021

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North America

Kalamazoo, Michigan, is a great destination to visit with friends or family. The city offers something for everyone, whether you enjoy the great outdoors or city living. Visit Kalamazoo on less than $100 a day.


Start your day on a sweet note with breakfast at Sweetwater’s Donut Mill. Indulge in a classic donut flavor like glazed or chocolate iced, or opt for something more unique like peanut butter & jelly or s’mores. Open 24 hours, the shop also serves muffins, coffee and other beverages. Spend less than $5. Go for a hike at Kalamazoo Nature Center. There are numerous trails to explore for all skill levels. Admission costs $5 for adults. Visit Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. The non-profit art museum and school hosts rotating exhibits and permanent collections, with a special focus on American art. Adult admission costs $5.


Have lunch and a beer at Olde Peninsula Brewpub and Restaurant. The brewery and taproom is housed in a historic building in downtown Kalamazoo. In addition to a rotating tap list, cocktails and bottle and can selection, the brewpub offers a full food menu. Choose from small plates, soups, salads, sandwiches and larger plates. Weekday lunch specials are available for $6.49. If beer isn’t your thing, head over to Lawtown Ridge Winery. Enjoy a tasting or wine by the glass in the winery’s tasting room. A tasting of six wines costs $6.


Go for a stroll at Kalamazoo Mall, the first outdoor pedestrian mall in the United States. Located in the city’s downtown, the mall features various boutiques and cafés. Enjoy a taste of Europe for dinner at Rustica. The team at Rustica blends rustic European cuisine from France, Italy and Spain with regional Michigan dishes, using ingredients from local purveyors. The restaurant also boasts an impressive wine list. Entrées start at $28.


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