Love Lansing Like A Local!
Looking for an easy road trip for your weekend adventure? It's a great time to escape the everyday world and unplug for awhile. Greater Lansing’s central location in the state makes it a popular drive-to destination. With wide open spaces and plenty of chill places, Mid-Michigan is the ideal safe and affordable retreat.
Make it a "Safecation!" Greater Lansing is safe and welcoming. Our hotels and attractions have taken the Greater Lansing Safe Pledge ensuring our visitors know our destination is taking precautions to keep everyone healthy and safe during the Coronavirus pandemic.
We want you to be comfortable during your visit, and the activities listed below offer fun ways to enjoy mid-Michigan while keeping social distancing and safe practices in mind. (Masks are required to enter hotels, indoor attractions and restaurants.)
So when the time is right, we're ready and able for you to explore. Greater Lansing's roster of attractions like the Lansing River Trail, seeing baby animals at Potter Park Zoo, or simply strolling downtown and browsing the arts districts make the area well sought out for a weekend getaway. Book your stay today!
Activities Worthy of a Weekend Getaway!
In Greater Lansing, visitors have plenty of activities to choose from. View our top picks for having the ultimate weekend getaway!
Looking for live outdoor entertainment? We've got you covered! Find music performances on the lawn and patios, comedy shows and special events all summer long.
We're excited to share Michigan's Capital City now offers three social districts. One in downtown Lansing, Old Town Lansing and REO Town Lansing. Patrons can legally purchase and consume beverages containing alcohol in approved outdoor areas or “districts.” We encourage you to come out and sip, savor and stroll!
The four season zoo houses over 400 animals. Find kangaroo joeys, otter pups and a rare black rhino calf named Jaali. Wide pathways that wind through a canopy of trees make it a great place to stay cool during warm weather. Check their website for special events all year round like the popular Zoo Nights, Fun Fall-tacular and Wonderland of Lights holiday events. Get more info and reserve your admission time here.
Have you ever wanted to try real life Mario Kart? Here's your chance! Find go karts, axe throwing, rage room, arcade, a bar and bistro, pocket soccer and so much more at High Caliber Karting. Located inside the Meridian Mall in Okemos.
Greater Lansing offers numerous lush golf courses ready for you to hit the links. Be sure to check out the island green at Eagle Eye, modeled after the famous hole at TPC Saw Grass. Bringing the kids? Try the Little Hawk Putting Course complete with real grass, sand traps and water falls. Enjoy foot golf or disc golf? We have those too!
Ready to have some fun and splash around with the kids? We've compiled a list of hotels with indoor pools - perfect for your next getaway. The properties have all taken the Greater Lansing Safe Pledge so you can rest assured they are committed to protecting your health and well being.
Our walkable downtown means that within five minutes, in a five block radius, you can visit five of our must-see attractions! Discover the State Capitol, Michigan History Museum, Impression 5 Science Center, RE Olds Transportation Museum, Supreme Court Learning Center, Lansing River Trail, Rotary Park and more!
Whether you want to play, paddle or picnic, the urban beach at Lansing's new Rotary Park is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Find magnificent artwork, a fire pit, lighted forest and spectacular views of the downtown Lansing skyline. Located on the Grand River along the 17 mile long River Trail. Take advantage of River Town Adventures, offering onsite kayak, canoe and bike rental.
Check out our list of kid friendly things to do: Potter Park Zoo | Urban Beach at Rotary Park | Paddling with River Town Adventures | Planet Walk along the Lansing River Trail | Impression 5 Science Center | MSU 4-H Children's Gardens | Little Hawk Putting Course | Lansing River Trail | Disc/Foot Golf | Meridian Historical Village | Sleepy Hollow State Park
Discover serene parks and gardens of all types throughout the region. On the campus of Michigan State University you'll find Beal Gardens, the oldest continuously-operated garden of its type in the U.S. with over 2,700 species. And the MSU Horticulture Gardens – including research gardens, landscape arboretum and the delightful 4-H Children’s Garden. Explore the trails at Woldumar or Fenner Nature Centers.
Greater Lansing is home to over 20 local and neighborhood Farmers' Markets throughout the region and you can find one open every day of the week. Enjoy a variety of seasonal produce carried by the local vendors that may include organic produce, seasonal flowers and homemade goods.
Old Town is Lansing's original downtown and boutique district. The neighborhood's beautiful Victorian buildings are filled with unique galleries, tasty eateries, quaint boutiques, creative businesses, specialty shops and nightclubs.