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Michigan’s capital city and the home of Michigan State University, thriving Lansing is fueled by history, education, culture, and politics. The city boasts lures for all, from automobile industry plants and world-class museums, to superb shopping and dining, picturesque green spaces, and the Potter Park Zoo. Home to the university campus, neighboring East Lansing brims with sporting and artsy attractions all of its own. Each year Lansing hosts a slew of festivities, from the gay pride parade to the Silver Bells in the City Parade.

Things to see

Michigan’s main government hub, the Michigan State Capital building is a magnificent piece of neoclassical architecture. Crowned with a white dome, you can snoop about the palatial interior with a guided tour. The university’s Jack Breslin Student Events Center is the Lansing area’s favorite venue for large scale entertainment. Along with the MSU’s basketball games, the arena hosts an array of spectaculars, from boisterous monster truck rallies to the glitziest names in music. Also on campus you’ll find the Munn Ice Arena and the 75,000-seater Spartan Stadium. The home rink and turf of the university’s ice hockey and football teams, sports fans will be in their element. Occupying 58-acres in the park of the same name, Potter Park Zoo is Michigan’s oldest. Home to 450 creatures from all over the world, you’ll see everything from colorful macaws and black rattlesnakes in The Bird & Reptile House, to mischievous mandrills and elusive snow leopards in the Feline & Primate House.

Hotels in Lansing

Whether you want a stylish en-suite sleepover or a budget family suite stay, the hotels in Lansing cater to every need and budget. Much of the city’s accommodation comes with a familiar chain name, ranging from the swanky and prestigious to the more cheap and cheerful contenders. Most establishments come packed with amenities however, usually providing guests with swimming pools, fitness facilities, business centers, and onsite restaurants. Standard in-room features often include WiFi, cable television, microwaves, and refrigerators, whilst complimentary breakfasts and free parking are common too. The budget hotels in Lansing are in good supply, offering a less frilly stay but decent value for money nonetheless.

Where to stay

Sitting along the Grand River, its skyline dominated by the dome of Michigan State Capitol, Lansing’s downtown district is where you’ll find much of the city’s action. Home to casual and chic dining haunts, one-of-a-kind stores, galleries, bars, and entertainment venues, the bustling district packs a lot in. East Lansing is the capital’s spirited studenty neighbor, home to the Michigan State University and an array of cheap and trendy offerings. Among them you’ll find bars, 24 hour cafés, al fresco eateries, and bookstores. This city’s downtown epicenter can be found along the tree-lined Grand River Avenue, which runs into Lansing.

How to get to Lansing

Situated a convenient 3 miles from downtown Lansing, Capital Region International is the gateway of choice for those flying in. It serves a good handful of major U.S destinations, including Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis, Orlando, and Washington D.C. Lansing is also reachable via the Greyhound bus and Amtrak’s Blue Water railway route between Port Huron and Chicago. The Greyhound bus makes a stop in both downtown Lansing and East Lansing Station, whilst the Amtrak train makes a stop at the station too. For those driving in, the city is well served by Interstate highways, with 69, 94, and 96 providing access from Fort Wayne, Chicago, Grand Rapids, and Detroit.