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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.

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.

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!

As winter is in full swing, you may be thinking that having the option to eat outdoors is pretty much impossible. Or is it? In the spirit of positivity and, of course, great food, we have compiled a list of some fantastic restaurants who have worked hard to bring you heated, outdoor patio dining! Yes, it IS possible to safely enjoy your favorite cuisine outdoors in the colder months! Take a look at some of the terrific options below!

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.

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!

As businesses in Greater Lansing reopen, everyone is taking precautions against the spread of COVID-19. It can be a confusing time for consumers with so many new rules and protocols to follow. But having an idea of what to expect when you go out and support our local businesses is an important step towards helping keep you and their employees safe and healthy–and keeping our valued local businesses open.