Want the recipe for a perfect weekend getaway? Whether you’re looking for a couples’ retreat or a quick road trip with the family, consider Greater Lansing! It’s an ideal destination filled with diverse locally sourced food options, craft cocktails and micro-brews, live music, exciting attractions and vibrant arts districts.
In downtown Lansing, discover five great family attractions all within a five-block walkable area.
Take in a minor league baseball game for some major fun. Go Nuts! for the Lansing Lugnuts (an affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays) at Cooley Law School Stadium. The stadium is also home to the newest professional USL League One soccer team, Lansing Ignite, with nonstop action on the field.
Just a block away, find over 60 Lansing-made classic and antique cars at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum.
Right next door, visitors can enjoy family fun at Impression 5 Science Center, where kids can play, create and challenge themselves to learn about science through hands-on exhibits.
Steps away is the majestic State Capitol Building, offering free tours six days a week. Admire the beauty of this registered historic landmark.
Next, stroll through four floors of state history at the nearby Michigan Historical Museum. Experience a one-room school house, walk through an Upper Peninsula copper mine or explore a replica of a lumber baron’s mansion.
Greater Lansing is also home to a Makers & Shakers Trail, consisting of over 20 craft breweries, artisan distilleries and delightful fruit wineries, so you and your friends can sip, savor and find an adult beverage to suit every taste.
Find nationally recognized and award-winning spirits at American Fifth, or try M-43 at Old Nation Brewery -- the distinct craft beer spot that has garnered national attention.
Ready to eat? Your taste buds can take a trip around the world with delicious global dishes found right in the capital region. Discover Cuban, Thai, Vietnamese, Ethiopian and so much more! Seasonal, locally sourced, ingeniously inventive dishes can be found throughout the community at a multitude of locally owned restaurants. Pull up a chair!
Greater Lansing is Michigan’s Festival Capital, so plan your weekend around one of over 60 vibrant festivals that celebrate everything from craft beer, food, music, film and every type of art you can imagine.
Add a dash of nightlife, theatrer and a pinch of eclectic shopping and your weekend is set.
Too much for just a couple days away? Plan for a return visit. It’s time to make memories to last a lifetime.
Shop, dine, play and explore in the heart of Michigan and we guarantee you’ll love Lansing as much as we do.