269 Cool Things to Do in Area Code 269™

Two-hundred-sixty-nine is not just the area code for Kalamazoo County. It is also the starting number of unique, off-the-map activities that people can explore in southwest Michigan! With all that the area has to offer, there are much more than 269 things to do, but we can help you get started on your adventure.



Enjoy efficient local public transportation, available from Metro Transit bus service, as well as limousine and taxi services!


Hit The Trails

Kalamazoo offers a wide variety of bicycle trails for riders of any level, from scenic trails that meander through meadows and overlook the river, to challenging single tracks, you’ll find the perfect trail for your adventure.


The Bell's Experience

For the months of June and July 2017, you can get a special rate with two of our hotel partners as part of the Bell's Experience.  The special rates would be good June 1 through July 31st.


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Paddle (269)™

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So Hard To Leave.

Kalamazoo offers so much more than a memorable name. We effortlessly blend energy and innovation with friendliness and a humble attitude. Located in Southwest Michigan, about two hours from Chicago, Kalamazoo features a vibrant and progressive downtown that sets the stage for quality dining, eclectic shops and galleries, and live entertainment. Plus, you’re never far from lakes and outdoor recreation, festivals, and world-class attractions.

Experience the place with a big city mindset and a small town heart. Once you make the trip, you’ll be back for more. We promise.




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