Safe Pledge Cleaning Crowne Plaza

The Greater Lansing region 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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Valeri VanDeVusse
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Valeri Gill, CTA

Valeri Gill, a graduate of Michigan State University and Lansing Community College, loves her hometown of Lansing. As a mom to a busy toddler she's always looking for new ways to explore the Greater Lansing area. You can find Valeri and her family roaming museums, like Impression 5 Science Center, or playing in the great outdoors, a favorite being the urban beach at Rotary Park. She sure loves Lansing and hopes you will too!

2021 Holiday Shopping Events

From winter markets to popup events, we’ve found fun ways to check items off your list this year! Don't forgot our small businesses this holiday season, Greater Lansing also has many locally owned gift buying shops—check out our Shop Small, Shop Local blog for more info. Don't Miss…

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The Ultimate #LoveLansing Gift Guide

Find the perfect gift for that certain someone in your life in Greater Lansing. With a plethora of diverse, local businesses, we have found unique gifts for that special person who is just too hard to shop for. And to make your shopping experience even easier, many of these local shops have online shopping, delivery and curbside pickup available. Hover over the pictures to get alink (in blue) to connect directly to each vendors website and start shopping…

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Shop Small, Shop Local

Let's shop local this holiday season!It helps create jobs in the community, keeps money in mid-Michigan, supports small businesses that in turn, give back to the neighborhood and those businesses offer more unique products which keeps communities diverse. It makes everybody a winner! To help guide you on your holiday shopping adventure we have listed out premier picks in Greater Lansing's surrounding communities you can support by shopping small this year. Some have even offer curbside pickup and online ordering…

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15+ Fall Patios in Greater Lansing

Usher in the fall season on Greater Lansing’s Makers & Shakers Trail. Discover 15+ options for patios to enjoy the vibrant views andfall flavored spirits and brews. You are sure to make the most of an autumn day in Greater Lansing, cheers…

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5 Spots to Sip Wine in Greater Lansing

There are 17 national wine days throughout the year—that's a lot of great excuses to celebrate wine in Greater Lansing! We've listed out some of the area's best spots to sip wine. Be sure to head down to the bottom of this list for wine related events! Unique Spots Downtown Social District The…

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Indoor Family Attractions Open For Safe, Affordable Fun

When rainy days and coldweather keeps kids inside, it can be hard to entertain everyone. But, staying inside can be lots of fun for the whole family if you're armed with the right indoor activities. Below, we've assembled some of Greater Lansing's best boredom-busting area attractions to turn an indoor day into a memorable one…

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Top #LoveLansing Images of 2020

As 2020 comes to a close we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on the year. The #lovelansing community shined throughout 2020 amidst a global pandemic. We saw our member businessescreativity and innovation to keep our visitors safe and healthy. And we watched Greater Lansing come together to show support to our local businesses and to each other. The gallery of images highlighted below showcase our top picks from 2020 and demonstrate that together we are #tourismstrong…

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