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This post was submitted by guest blogger Matt Vande Bunte.

You’ve been holed up in a business conference all day and now it’s time to see why your event planners picked Lansing.

Whether you’d rather hit the links for the last few hours of sunlight or hit the bar for distinctive craft beer and spirits, Michigan's Capital region can help you relax. The middle of the Mitten has so much to experience you’ll wish your conference would last another day.

This post was submitted by guest blogger Nate Reens.

I'm a sucker for big, brawny stouts. And coffee. And chocolate. Give me one of the three, I'm a happy camper. Get me two in a brew, I'll salute you. Combine all three, I'll worship the ground on which the brewers walk. 

That's what makes it easy to make the rounds around Lansing, where creative craft beer, soon-to-be legendary liquors and winsome wines are making their mark as part of the Makers & Shakers beer, wine and spirits trail

The thirsty tour around Greater Lansing has grown to 17 stops in just a matter of a few years. The taps, outside of a few mainstays at each brewery, are liable to rotate seasonally, just as the distillers are dedicating time to try new cocktail recipes.  

The next time you decide to go for a leave of libation, keep these stops in mind: 

Spring is almost here in Greater Lansing and although we can’t predict whether Mother Nature will still drop a surprise foot of snow, we can predict another great lineup of events. Check out our monthly roundup of what not to miss this month in Lansing and start saving those dates!

This post was submitted by guest blogger Nate Reens.

When it's NCAA March Madness tournament time, with basketball that starts at noon and stretches late into the night, it goes without saying that sports fans are in hoops heaven. The die-hards and the casual viewers can find the perfect spot to watch games at any number of Lansing-area bars and restaurants. Whether rooting for your favorite team, taking the underdog or just hoping your bracket isn't busted, here are our six favorite spots. 

The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) is proud to acknowledge local individuals who assist the GLCVB in securing meetings, conventions or other events for the Greater Lansing region. The name and theme of the special program is: Greater Lansing Community Champions; Hometown Meetings Make Good Cents!

This post was submitted by guest blogger Matt Vande Bunte.

Distinctive brewpubs? Check.

Memorable burgers? Check.

“Nasty Woman Pancakes?” Yep. (We’ll explain in a moment.)

Lansing has all that and more, serving it up with a unique Capital City flair that can be found nowhere else. From food trucks to fine dining, you can find whatever suits your palate – and your budget.

Whatever you are you in the mood for, here’s a month’s worth of our favorites for you to trying any order you'd like:

Art is all around us, and the Greater Lansing area is no exception. Take a stroll through any one of these surrounding neighborhoods to see bright, colorful street art, sculptures and a plethora of galleries, theaters and cultural events. Check out the list below for our picks of what not to miss in each of Lansing’s artsy districts.

If chocolate gives a more intense mental high and gets your heart pounding more than kissing does, would you choose chocolate over kissing? Well, that's some sweet food for thought, isn't it? On your next trip to Lansing, indulge your sweet tooth. Here are some suggestions on where you can discover all kinds of delicious confections, cakes, cookies and sweets sure to satisfy each sugary craving you may have.