Travel safely and confidently in Greater Lansing, Michigan. Along with our friendly Midwestern hospitality many of our region's hotels, restaurants and attractions have taken the Greater Lansing Safe Pledge to put the health and well being of our visitors at the forefront of all they do. We've gathered ideas below on things to do, places to eat and places to stay—all who've taken our Safe Pledge—for a worry-free getaway.
Wide Open Spaces
You do not have to go far to be in the great outdoors in Greater Lansing. One of the bonuses to being a small city is being surrounded by wide open spaces and a plethora of parks. Explore outdoors at attractions like the Country Mill, Lansing Lugnuts, Potter Park Zoo and the beautiful MSU Horticulture Gardens (a must!). Find sandy beaches at Lake Lansing or Hawk Island, hike miles of trails at Riverbend Natural Area in Burchfield Park, or bring your pup and run wild at Soldan Dog park. Don't forget your clubs! Play a round at Groesbeck Golf Course.
Open Indoor Attractions
Some of Greater Lansing’s attractions and historic sites are open with safety procedures in place, most require a reservation in advance so plan accordingly. You may visit safely or virtually at attractions like Impression 5 Science Center, the Lansing Art Gallery and the State Capitol Building. Educational places Impression 5 Science Center (temporarily closed) or MSU Broad Art Museum are perfect for the remote learner. Family fun can be had at Launch Trampoline Park or unique date night’s at High Caliber Karting & Entertainment and Spare Time Entertainment Center.
Dine-in or Takeout
Greater Lansing’s dining scene is one of the best. Plenty of outdoor dining spots, casual eateries, fine dining and takeout options—we’ve got it all. Over 40 Greater Lansing dining spots have taken the Greater Lansing Safe Pledge to let visitors know they utilize safe practices in food preparation and service. You can dine indoors or outdoors on a spacious patio at places like Arcadia Smokehouse, Cleats Bar & Grill, Eaglemonk Pub and Brewery, Looking Glass Brewing Company and One North Kitchen & Bar—just to name a few. Or grab a cocktail to go at American Fifth Spirts, Ellison Brewery + Spirits or at Grid Arcade and Bar. There are so many unique, locally owned dining spots in Greater Lansing it’s hard to choose!
Bring #LoveLansing Back Home
The region is full of wonderful, locally owned shopping opportunities. Many retailers offer VIP shopping hours, curb side pick-up and delivery. Shops like Kean’s Store Co. and Vets Too Boutique offer one-of-a-kind shopping experiences and curbside pick-up. If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth be sure to stop by Oh MI Organics and The Peanut Shop for oh-so-tasty treats.
Stay The Night
Greater Lansing's friendly Midwestern hospitality paired with our Greater Lansing Safe Pledge will have you feeling right at home. Thirty local area hotels have signed the Greater Lansing Safe Pledge and are taking precautions to keep everyone healthy and safe during the Coronavirus pandemic. Courtyard by Marriott and the Radisson Hotel can be found right in the heart of downtown Lansing and are nearby many attractions, dining, shopping and outdoor spaces. Find comfortable, modern rooms and pools to splash in at Hilton Garden Inn, East Lansing Marriott, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Holiday Inn Express Okemos – University Area and at Hampton Inn & Suites in Lansing and Okemos. For quaint B&B’s book a stay at Cozy Koi Bed & Breakfast, Nordic Pineapple Bed & Breakfast, Willowicke Inn or Williamston Inn. Anywhere you choose you’ll feel right at home.
Find the full list of Greater Lansing businesses who’ve taken the Greater Lansing Safe Pledge here. For more information on how to plan a safe trip to Lansing check out our Know Before You Go and How To Be A Good Customer articles.
Photography: Our #lovelansing community—a special thanks for their awesome imagery and social media posts and for helping Greater Lansing stand out as a safe choice for all visitors.