Go to the U-M Graduate Library. Take the elevator to the 8th floor of the south part of the building and visit the Special Collections Library for views of the north and south. If it's closed, go to the 6th floor and look out to the south.
The top of Burton Tower is open when the carillon is played from noon to 1 p.m..
Go to the Broadway Bridge or therebouts after dark and before midnight. The lights and trees up the hill on Broadway Street look really cool.
- This view is also nice on foggy mornings and snowy and fall days.
Go to the top of a Parking Structure (Maynard is a good choice) and walk around the top.
Go to Wurster Park and take in the great view of downtown.
We would drive down Cedar Bend Drive off of Broadway Street in Ann Arbor whenever we would be in town. You get a really great view of the city. The view has been reduced somewhat by the growth of the trees over the years.
The little street that goes next to Michigan Stadium to the north provides a good view of downtown.