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When you think of your home town of Lansing, what is one of the first things that come to mind? Is it the State Capitol Building with its imposing exterior facade and its interior beauty? Is it a certain festival or favorite restaurant? Or is it the three iconic stacks named Wynken, Blynken and Nod? In the original poem of Wynken, Blynken and Nod, one of the lines reads, "Where are you going and what do you wish?" I think a lot of us are just wishing to get out and resume a bit of normality. And maybe now is the perfect time. 

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!

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!

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!

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.