PARCHMENT & COMSTOCK
We’re multicultural and urban, yet down to earth and homegrown. A city rich with creative energy, where our sense of adventure extends from the outdoors onto your plate.
4 Neighborhoods Worth Visiting Outside Downtown Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo is a city of energetic and buzzed-about neighborhoods, each with its’ own personality. Walk their storied streets, appreciate the independent shops, indulge in locally-owned restaurants and cozy up in their coffee shops…
Parchment & Comstock Itineraries
Shawarma King for Lunch
Shawarma King is a family-owned Mediterranean restaurant that is beloved by so many in Kalamazoo and beyond! Their fresh food, delicious flavor, generous portions and top-notch hospitality are what keep people coming back.
Drake Farmstead Park
With the historic Drake House at its heart, this park features a new timber frame carriage barn for programs and events, walking trails, interpretive signs on nature and history, a picnic shelter, and parking lot.
Grab Donuts from Renzema's Bakery
All items are freshly made by hand each night. Renzema's still has the best doughnuts in town, and we offer hamburger buns, sub buns, and breads that "make" the sandwich!
Bike the KRVT or Drive to Markin Glen County Park
At Markin Glen Park, you’ll find a pictorial sandy beach that’s perfect for kids with plenty of shallow areas. While you’re there, check out the biking trails through mature beech maple forest as well as a walking trail lined with spring flowers and leads to a picturesque view of Kalamazoo from the top of a hill.
Head Back in to Town For Dinner at Bangkok Flavor
Bangkok Flavor is an authentic Thai restaurant with a very cozy atmosphere, the perfect ending to a busy day on the trails. Some of the most raved about menu items include the peanut noodle, the curry Pad Thai and curry fried rice!
Fred McLinden Nature Trails
Popular for hiking and cross country skiing, the 1.7 mile loop is an easy trail, perfect for a nature break!
Lunch from Buen Provecho
Get classic Mexican fare including corn tamales, huaraches, fajitas, and plenty of house and weekly specialties.
Head to Kindleberger Park and enjoy the waking paths, garden, gazebo, and playground areas. Catch live music during the Summer Concert Series on Sundays, and mark your calendar for the annual Kindleberger Summer Arts Festival to enjoy live theatre productions in the park!
How to Make Your Visit to Kalamazoo the Most Sustainable
We know that you care about leaving places better than you found them, that’s why you’re here! At Discover Kalamazoo, we care about eco-friendly travel and we want to make sustainable tourism a no-brainer for visitors coming from…
There’s nothing typical about Kalamazoo. We’re multicultural and urban, yet down-to-earth and homegrown. A city rich with creative energy, where our sense of adventure…
From laid back breweries and a lake life mantra to carefully curated shops and fine dining, the Portage and Texas Township area of Kalamazoo County is an outdoor enthusiasts haven…
From laid-back breweries and a lake life mantra to carefully curated shops and fine dining, the Oshtemo and Texas Township area of Kalamazoo County is an outdoor enthusiasts…
Much of Kalamazoo’s small town charm can be found in its hidden gems, from the historic landmarks and robust antique and vintage scene to the four-season outdoor recreation…
Much of Kalamazoo’s small-town charm can be found in its hidden gems, from the historic landmarks and robust antique and vintage scene to the four-season outdoor recreation…
On the outskirts of both Climax and Scotts, you’ll find two of Kalamazoo’s most unique and sprawling county parks for outdoor adventure, quintessential main streets…
From the historic restoration of an entire village and the preservation of a landmark of the Underground Railroad, to honest to goodness local grub and good company, the quaint…