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 businesses creativity 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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Author: 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 human and three fur babies 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!
Put some jolly into your virtual holiday celebrations with carryout craft cocktails, wines and brews. To brighten your spirits our local businesses have online ordering, curbside and delivery options available—hover over the pictures below to get a direct link to online ordering. Let's toast the season and welcome the new year by supporting our local business!
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 a link (in blue) to connect directly to each vendors website and start shopping!
From winter markets to popup events, we’ve found fun (and safe) ways to check items off your Christmas 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.
More than ever it’s important to shop local this holiday season. Shopping local 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 made accommodations to help you shop safer by offering curbside pickup and online ordering.
October 22, 2020 by Valeri Gill, CTA
When rainy days or cold weather 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.
Fall in Greater Lansing is bursting with color and this particular time of year provides beautiful sunrises and sunsets. With that combination your are sure to get some amazing photos! The guide below will lead you to the most Fall filled Instagrammable spots every traveler needs to visit when they’re in the Greater Lansing area.
Usher in the fall season on Greater Lansing’s Makers & Shakers Trail. Discover 15+ options for patios to enjoy the vibrant views and fall flavored spirits and brews. If you're not quite comfortable being out and about many have curbside pickup options as well. Either way, you are sure to make the most of an autumn day in Greater Lansing, cheers!
In just a short drive from the Lansing State Capitol you can find a genuine slice of Midwestern hospitality in Greater Lansing's nearby small towns. Take a step back in time and stroll the quaint downtown streets, browse unique shops and eateries, peruse the local farmers market and soak up the serene ambience of small-town living. Many have hotels, inns and B&B’s nearby making it the ideal weekend getaway!
Let’s be honest, a good majority of us have adopted a quarantine puppy in the last few months. If you are one of many and are wondering what safe places can take your new companion, we’ve got the spots for you! Greater Lansing offers a plethora of wide-open spaces and social distancing activities, making it the ideal safe retreat. From off-leash dog parks to kayaking to miles of trails there’s sure to be something for you and your new companion to do.
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