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Author: Lori Lanspeary, CTA

Lori has been an enthusiastic cheerleader for the Lansing area for over 10 years now. She still gets excited about all the fun things there are to see and do in the region yet can't believe that there's only 48 hours in a weekend. Besides cheering on the Spartans in sports, she loves a great classic car show, a beautiful botanical garden and a nice chilled glass of wine. 

Contact | llanspeary@lansing.org | (517) 377-1423

There is a group of like-minded attractions that are open during Be A Tourist in Your Own Town this year that I think that folks will enjoy whether they’re eight or eighty years old. For sure, you could follow the crowds and hit up favorites like Impression 5 Science Center or Potter Park Zoo, but here’s a suggestion for something just a bit different and some of these things you just can’t do every day.

Great fish is not just for Fridays.
No matter whether its Lenten season or not, the following Lansing area restaurants have great fish dinners. Find perch, cod or haddock – all fried up and served with chips (French fries) or go heart-healthy with some salmon, trout, mackerel or tuna, or try some delicious sushi.

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.

Valentine's dates are traditionally spent with the one you love no matter whether it’s your spouse, significant other or best friend. This is the perfect occasion to celebrate all of the love you enjoy together. Here are a few Greater Lansing restaurants that make a good dining experience even more special.  Great menus, intimate surroundings and unique touches make all the difference.

Want to know what to do and see when you visit Greater Lansing? Need a great overview map of the area, a handy list of upcoming major festivals and events and 150 things to see and do? Find all the answers in our 2017 Greater Lansing Official Visitor Guide. With 80 pages of hotels, restaurants, attractions and an assortment of insider picks, we’re sure you’ll find just what you’re looking for.

Whether you're visiting from out of town or have lived here your whole life, it's pretty clear that Michigan’s capital city Lansing looks pretty spectacular when December rolls around. With some big red ornaments, a rooftop-lit skyline and the state Christmas tree aglow, you can’t help but admire the view.

Whether you want to spark a memory, give the gift of time together, create a lasting experience or start a new tradition, these unique Lansing gift ideas will be a great alternative to the same old “stuff” and will be sure to please.