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Looking for ways to shop local for that special someone in your life? Whether it's for a special holiday, birthday or anniversary Greater Lansing has plenty of opportunities to keep your dollars local. Shopping local helps create jobs in the community, keeps money in mid-Michigan and supports small businesses. In turn, those businesses give back to the neighborhood and offer more unique products keeping communities diverse. It makes everybody a winner! To help guide you on your shopping adventure we have listed out premier picks in Greater Lansing's surrounding communities that you can support by shopping small. Some have even made accommodations to help you shop safer by offering curbside pickup and online ordering.

Hover over the pictures to get a link (in blue) to connect directly to each vendors website and start shopping!

Commencement marks the end of one thing yet graduation means the beginning of another new chapter. Whether your student is heading into the workplace, higher education or going on an adventure, their graduation ceremony is something you don’t want to miss.

While going South to some more sunny states sounds great for a spring break, it may not 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!

When rainy days and 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.

I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited that the restaurants in Michigan have opened again for dine-in options. And to make your experience go smoothly, we wanted to help you with a few reminders besides the obvious wear a mask mandate.

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1. Plan ahead

For right now, it’s probably a bad idea to just show up and think you’ll get a seat at the table. With only 25% occupancy a “full restaurant” will not remotely appear to be full. Also restaurants have to turn on a dime and adapt to all the changes. Their hours may be different or you may just want to check to assure yourself that they are indeed open for dining in. a good place to check is on their Facebook page since this is the easiest for most places to update when they are open.

You don't have to wait for Valentine's Day or Sweetest Day to enjoy a couple's get-out-of-the-house excursion in Lansing. Hold hands during a nature stroll or choose a heart-pumping activity like racing go carts. If that's not your speed, how about a traditional upscale dinner and a delightful overnight? We’ve gathered up some fun, romantic and unique ideas for you. Plan your next date in Greater Lansing, Michigan.