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The Greater Lansing area wants you to be healthy and safe while visiting. Our hotels, restaurants and attractions have taken the Greater Lansing Safe Pledge for your health and well being. Please visit our Safe Pledge page for details.

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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.

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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Cheering On The Spartans Safely & Responsibly

Spartan football is back!. We encourage everyone to embrace that excitement and the return of Big Ten football responsibly. We've outlined relevant information about what you need to know about the upcoming season to keep fans, students, alumni and visitors healthy and safe…

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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 #lovelansing 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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Know Before You Go: 10 Things to Do Before & During Your Trip to Lansing, Michigan

5 Things to Do BEFORE You Get to Greater Lansing Review the updated safety precautions and guidelines. The state of Michigan requires individuals to wear a face covering in public places.Learn more about Michigan’s Coronavirus guidelines here. Plan out the activities you'd like to do on your visit while maintaining social distancing and safety guidelines. Please note most businesses are open although some attractions may request you reserve a timed entry ticket. Please note: a few attractions and businesses are currently closed…

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How to Be a Good Customer and Put Your Best Foot Forward During COVID-19

As businesses in Greater Lansing reopen, everyone is taking precautions against the spread of COVID-19. It can be a confusing time for consumers with so many new rules and protocols to follow. But having an idea of what to expect when you go out and support our local businesses is an important step towards helping keep you and their employees safe and healthy–and keeping our valued local businesses open…

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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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Lansing ARTPath Offers Walkable Wonders

2020 ARTpath During the summer of 2020, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center and the city of Lansing will partner to bring temporary, site-specific artwork to 19 sites along 3.5 miles of the Lansing River Trail from REO Town to Old Town and through downtown Lansing. ARTpath is a competitive exhibition and features installations by Michigan artists…

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Shopping - Retailers Offer Curb Side Pick Up & Delivery

Greater Lansing retailers are offering shoppers the opportunity to shop online, over the phone or some even offer VIP shopping hours to limit the number of people in the store at one time. After you make the perfect selection pick it up curb side or arrange for delivery! Shop local! Check back often as this list will continue to grow…

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