By David Galazin
Kalamazoo
Michigan
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The city of Kalamazoo, Michigan, is the county seat of Kalamazoo County, and the largest city in southwest Michigan. Kalamazoo is home to one of Michigan’s largest state university's. Nearby, Kalamazoo hosts a private, highly selective liberal arts college, as well as other notable post secondary institutions. The city of Kalamazoo continues its history as home to dynamic life science industries, including hospitals, medical equipment manufacturing, and pharmaceutical discovery, and synthesis. Located along a bend in the Kalamazoo River, tributaries meander through the city. Rolling hills offer vistas metamorphosed by each changing season. EscapeWizard.com invites travelers to experience the unique charm of this thriving center of arts, culture, and education.
   
Located roughly midway between Detroit and Chicago, EscapeWizard.com encourages you to make reservations now to travel via the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International Airport (AZO). To book a flights follow the link provided here: (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Then check out our top selections of hotels in the Kalamazoo area below. Let EscapeWizard.com help find the perfect accommodations with this link to the hotel portion of our website: (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
   
Downtown Kalamazoo is pedestrian and bike friendly. EscapeWizard.com encourages travelers to explore the historic city center along and around Michigan Avenue. Exceptional dining experiences, one of a kind pubs, and nightclubs await you in this wonderful city. Many of Kalamazoo's excellent restaurants offer modern, interpretations of international flavors, as well as traditional local and regional fair. The historic downtown Kalamazoo is speckled with dining destinations appealing to foodies, and hungry travelers alike. EscapeWizard.com recommends visitors treat their ears as well as there bellies. Kalamazoo’s pubs, clubs, theaters and internationally renowned breweries nightly, host concerts in divergent genres. Catch high energy up and coming alternative bands in intimate venues just off campus, or swing to jazz and big band sound, spilling out into the downtown pedestrian mall.
   
Travelers touring the city will find art and cultural experiences usually reserved for larger metropolitan areas. The Kalamazoo Valley Museum boasts free general admission, a planetarium, historic cultural artifacts, simulated space flight, and the Mary Jane Stryker Theater. EscapeWizard.com highly recommends attending the Kalamazoo Art Hop. On the first Friday evening of every month, over thirty-five locations participate in the event. Many businesses offer refreshments, juried competitions, and works for purchase. Don't miss the chance to tour the Park Trades Center. This post industrial space opens its doors to the public offering a rich opportunity to tour artisan’s workshops, fine art studios, as well as meet and buy directly from local artists. In warmer months the Arcadia Creek Festival Site hosts open air concerts. National artists perform on most summer weekends. Kalamazoo is home to the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, click on this link (http://www.kalamazoosymphony.com) to see which featured performers or conductors will be performing during your trip.
   
EscapeWizard.com strongly recommends families and history buffs visit the Kalamazoo Air Zoo. The museum displays over fifty historic aircraft including supersonic military jets and World War II bombers. The Air Zoo also offers flight simulators, a zero gravity ride, rotating historical exhibits, and even a chance to fly in fully restored World War II era warplanes.     
   
For travelers seeking solitude and escape too nature Kalamazoo and the immediate area offers opportunities for camping, hiking, biking, swimming, horseback riding, cross-country, and down hill skiing. EscapeWizard.com recommends hikers seek out the free to use, Kalamazoo River Valley Trail (http://www.kalcounty.com/parks/krvt/). Ambitious bicyclers, hikers and snowmobiles can utilize the 33.5 mile long Kal-Haven Trail to travel from downtown Kalamazoo through to South Haven's and the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan. 
   
EscapeWizard.com hopes you discover Kalamazoo, Michigan. To book your next affordable, exciting vacation, just click on the link above.
Hotels in Kalamazoo
By Shaina Amienyi
Holiday Inn Express
3630 East Cork Street, Kalamazoo, MI
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Vacationers are sure to appreciate the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Kalamazoo, which is situated minutes from downtown and major points of interest including the Kalamazoo County Expo & Fairgrounds and Kalamazoo Air Zoo. A great location and comfortable attractions make this hotel a great choice for travelers to Kalamazoo. Guests can check-in after 3pm but must check out by noon.

The Holiday Inn features 64 rooms (including 21 suites) that are equipped with a coffee maker, tea maker, and color TV that shows Charter Cable, displaying over 70 channels including HBO. Rooms come with either two queens or one king bed. Guests will wake up each morning and find a free newspaper outside of their doors, which they can read while taking advantage of the complimentary breakfast buffet. At the Express Hot Start Breakfast Bar, guests can enjoy hot food such as biscuits, sausage, eggs, and more. This delicious buffet is provided to guests free of charge.

When vacationers are not out sightseeing, they make use of the hotel’s exercise and recreation facilities. The fitness center is open from 7am to 11pm and provides a multi-station workout machine, an exercise bicycle, and two treadmills. The hotel also offers an indoor pool.

If guests need to send a last-minute fax or access high-speed internet, the business center can accommodate them. Guests can fax, print, copy, and more in the 24-hour business center. For those who need to hold meetings, there is one boardroom that can fit up to 16 people and is equipped with a DVD player, whiteboard, slide projector, and more. AV and catering services are available.

The Holidays Inn Express Hotel & Suites is a great choice for those visiting Kalamazoo and wanting to stay in the vibrant downtown area. The hotel is less than five miles from popular attractions and is also close to major corporations such as Consumers Energy and Pfizer. To book your stay at this hotel, click on the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to EscapeWizard.com.
Hotels in Kalamazoo
By Shaina Amienyi
Staybridge Suites
2001 Seneca Lane, Kalamazoo, MI
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The Staybridge Suites Kalamazoo welcomes leisure and business guests with its convenient downtown location. With conveniences such as a lighted parking area of registered guests, an English and Spanish-speaking staff, and suites with fully stocked kitchenettes, this hotel is an excellent option for vacationers. Check-in at this downtown hotel is at 3pm and checkout is at 11am.

Staybridge Suites offers 95 guest suites with queen or king beds that are sure to please business and leisure guests. Suites contain a full kitchen with appliances—a toaster, microwave, stove, dishwasher, and fridge with an icemaker—as well as cooking and eating utensils. There is a dining table for guests to eat on. For entertainment, guests can watch movies on the color television or rent movies to watch on the DVD player. Private bathrooms include such luxuries as a bidet, bathtub, hamper, and scale.

Guests can sample delicious items from the daily breakfast bar that serves hot and cold foods. Every Tuesday through Thursday evening the hotel hosts the Sundowner Reception and serves a light dinner and drinks. If guests need snacks, they can head to the BridgeMart convenience store, which is open 24 hours and located inside the hotel.

When the weather is nice, guests will want to make use of the barbeque grills. They can access the indoor pool and whirlpool at any time. Guests concerned about staying fit can visit the 24-hour fitness center, equipped with three treadmills, a stair stepper, and a 32-inch flat screen TV.
Another 24-hour facility is the business center, where guests can access free high-speed internet.

Eight miles from Kalamazoo Regional Airport (AZO) lies the Staybridge Suites Kalamazoo. This hotel offers guests a convenient downtown location, fully-stocked suites, and a variety of on-site amenities. Simply click on the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to EscapeWizard.com to book your suite at Staybridge.
Hotels in Kalamazoo
By Jessica Beck
Candlewood Suites
3443 Retail Place Drive, Kalamazoo, MI
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Located in central welcoming Kalamazoo, this hotel provides both convenience and a cozy setting for your business trip or family vacation alike. Offering only suite-style rooms, Candlewood provides only the most spacious rooms for its guests. With an eager concierge staff awaiting your arrival and questions, you will be sure to leave completely satisfied with your extended stay experience.

As a guest of Candlewood, you will enjoy many of the on-site hotel amenities. Increase your heart rate with a rejuvenating cardio workout or pump some iron in the 24-hour fully equipped on-site fitness center including weights, treadmills, a stationary bike, and an elliptical trainer. Make unforgettable memories by taking the family over to the barbeque grills for a fun-filled family cookout. Spill something on a favorite shirt? No problem. Take advantage of the on-site self-laundry facility to wash out any stubborn stain. Here on business? Feel free to use the services at Business Center including E-mail, free high-speed and wireless internet, printing, copying, and even a courier service. Enjoy free Wi-Fi in all public areas of the hotel. Peruse the Candlewood Cupboard, a 24-hour convenience shop, for any late-night or mid-day snacks. Brewster’s, Nob Hill Restaurant & Bar, Carrabba’s Italian Grille, and Derk’s Family Restaurant are all nearby delicious restaurant options.

As you walk into your suite, you will immediately notice all of your guest room amenities. Take full advantage of your in-room kitchenette complete with a dishwasher, full refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, plates, glassware, pots, pans, serving dishes, silverware, stove, and even a toaster. Kick back on your plush mattress under your cozy comforter and enjoy winding down with your favorite cable television channel. Or relax after a long day’s work to your favorite band playing through your stereo system’s speakers. Head to your private bathroom to lay back in a soothing bath and de-stress.

Check-in to your comfortable suite and enjoy your conveniently located hotel room. Book your stay with EscapeWizard.com today (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).