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Author: Matt Mohundro, CTA

Born and raised in Lansing, Matt has a unique and deep knowledge of the region. With many childhood and now parenting hours spent in the local parks and trails, you'll probably cross paths with him if you like the outdoors!

During the day, Matt spends his time wearing the hat of Digital Strategies Manager for the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau. In the afternoon and on the weekends, you'll most likely finding him spending time with his 4 kids or teeing it up at one of the local golf courses. A few months out of the year, you may even find him on the open road exploring the region on his motorcycle.

As winter approaches and cold weather is near, you may be thinking that having the option to eat outdoors is pretty much impossible. Or is it? In the spirit of positivity and, of course, great food, we have compiled a list of some fantastic restaurants who have worked hard to bring you heated, outdoor patio dining! Yes, it IS possible to safely enjoy your favorite cuisine outdoors in the colder months! Take a look at some of the terrific options below!

Are you looking for an alternative to slaving away in the kitchen to prepare a Thanksgiving feast? We’ve discovered several Greater Lansing establishments offering meals to go. Simply pick up, reheat and eat!

Please note that the state of Michigan has released new COVID guidelines that prevent dine-in service through December 9. However take-out, delivery and outdoor dining are still available.

School for some may look a little different this year. We are all aware of the ever-changing landscape and we've had to think on our toes from day to day as circumstances change rapidly. For those of us with children, we know that this coming school year will present an even greater challenge. So whether you're a home school veteran, or are tackling remote learning for the first time, we appreciate that you can't learn everything in front of a computer screen. Visual and active learners take note - to make life a little easier, here is a list of some of the top places in Great Lansing that offer your whole family a fun and educational field trip experience!