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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 the 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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Five Michigan Restaurants Worth the Drive

The Lansing, Michigan region is full of interesting and innovative dining spots. When we asked ourselves if these restaurants were located in another city would we drive an hour or more to dine there? The answer was a resounding - Yes! Lucky for locals these are located in our backyard, but we…

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Plan Your Michigan Staycation

While going South to some more sunny states sounds great for a spring break, it maynot be so good for the wallet. Stay on budget and plan a Michigan Staycation in Greater Lansing that the family will never forget! Get hands-on with a whole bunch of family-friendly indoor activities, take the family on an outdoor adventure or plan for your weekend at the pool…

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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 destinations 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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Top 10 Lansing Summer Bucket List

As summer winds down take a moment to see if you've hit all of our Top 10 Things to Do on your #lovelansing Summer Bucket List. These are our top picks that every Michigander should experience in the Greater Lansing region. We've still got great weather for weeks to come so if you haven't explored them all - there's still time! The best part? They all make it easy to social distance so you can enjoy them safely and responsibly…

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COVID-19 Resources

The Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau (GLCVB) shares the global concerns over the Coronavirus (COVID–19). The CVB is cautiously monitoring developments of the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on travelers to and from the region. With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage the traveling public to follow any guidance offered by the CDC and local and state public health authorities…

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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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