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!
The Greater Lansing Blog
Category - Family Friendly
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 oven to Neopolitan, the pizza pie has evolved over the years, making it a staple in the average persons diet.
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.
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!
January 4, 2021 by Tracy Padot, CTA
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!
November 4, 2020 by Matt Mohundro, CTA
Are you looking for an alternative to slaving away in the kitchen to prepare a Thanksgiving feast? We’ve discovered several Greater Lansing establishments offering meals to go. Simply pick up, reheat and eat!
Please note that the state of Michigan has released new COVID guidelines that prevent dine-in service through December 9. However take-out, delivery and outdoor dining are still available.
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.
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.
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.
School for some may look a little different this year. We are all aware of the ever-changing landscape and we've had to think on our toes from day to day as circumstances change rapidly. For those of us with children, we know that this coming school year will present an even greater challenge. So whether you're a home school veteran, or are tackling remote learning for the first time, we appreciate that you can't learn everything in front of a computer screen. Visual and active learners take note - to make life a little easier, here is a list of some of the top places in Great Lansing that offer your whole family a fun and educational field trip experience!
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