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With a disdain for cooking but a love of eating, odds are good that you can find Tracy dining out in one of Greater Lansing’s many diverse restaurants. Luckily her day job as the VP of Marketing Communications provides her the opportunity to explore and promote the area’s popular establishments. Tracy’s favorite question to ask a visitor is “What do you like to eat?” and then offering the perfect place to fit their tastes. Thankfully Tracy’s husband, Tim owns a pizza joint, so they always have a dinner option for their son Nick that the whole family enjoys...and doesn’t involve doing dishes.

During her 20+ year tenure at Choose Lansing/GLCVB, Tracy has been an integral part of strategic planning and promoting the region to visitors of all kinds - embodying the vision to inspire visitors to love Lansing just as much as we do.

Budget Friendly Attractions in Greater Lansing

Traveling on a dime? Greater Lansing offers attractions and activities that won't break the bank. Many listed here offer free admission or a nominal admission fee. Check for "free" days and special offers. For example, the Michigan History Museum offers free admission on Sundays. Special Offers Find…

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Over 20 Fun Outdoor Activities for Kids

Finding ways to entertain the little ones now that school is out can be exhausting. We've complied a list of over 20 outdoor, affordable activities sure to keep kids of all ages engaged. Put down the screens and start making family memories. The kids (and your wallet) will thank you…

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5 Ways a CVB Can Help Plan Your Vacation

So you’ve decided to plan your vacation for the upcoming year. You’re doing a bunch of google searching, Pinterest scrolling, and talking to others about the best places to go in Michigan. Well, have you ever thought of using your destination's CVB to help with your travel plans…

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Greater Lansing’s Best Decadent Desserts

Whether you’re looking for a box of chocolates to gift your sweetheart or a decadent dessert to share with your family, we’ve highlighted Greater Lansing’s best candy makers, bakeries and bistros. We encourage you to try them all! Chocolates + Candy Cakes + More Unique Bakeries…

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Cruising Lansing's Fall Color Road Trip

Who doesn’t love a fall color tour? If you’re looking for a quick road trip that allows you to take in the kaleidoscope of fall colors all while providing stops to sample delicious uniquely Michigan tastes, we’ve got you covered. We’ve lined up a weekend itinerary that can be customized and enjoyed whether you want a romantic escape or a fun outing with the kids…

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Pizza Tour of Lansing

Pizza. A food loved by all and what some would consider a universal food group. From deep dish to New York style and Detroit brick ovento Neopolitan, the pizza pie has evolved over the years, making it a staple in the average persons diet…

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Get “Colorful” with Greater Lansing

While the winter weather may be gray and gloomy – Greater Lansing’s artists and attractions have compiled fun coloring activities to brighten your world with color. Whether you prefer colored pencils or crayons, coloring is a great stress reliever for adults and has multiple benefits for the little ones as they work on their fine motor skills. Check out the list below and pick your favorite #lovelansing pages to download. And remember, If you share your completed pages on social media be sure to use the #lovelansing…

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Love Lansing Restauranteurs Share Their Insights and Top Menu Items

We know the #lovelansing community is eager to support local dining establishments. So we polled several of our GLCVB members and asked them to share some highlights about their restaurants. Get to know the faces and stories (behind the masks) that serve up delicious dishes in Greater Lansing. Unique in their own way, we encourage you to try them all…

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Visiting Lansing? Top 10 Don't Miss List

Looking for an easy road trip for your weekend adventure? Greater Lansing’s central location in the state makes it a popular drive-to destination. With wide open spaces and plenty of chill places, Mid-Michigan is the ideal safe and affordable retreat. Here are our top 10 picks that should be on your list to experience during your next visit…

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