Lansing, MI
Michigan
By Shaina Amienyi

Located in the center of Michigan, Lansing, the state’s capital city, offers visitors a small town charm with the amenities of city life. Visitors to Lansing are sure to enjoy its landscape and attractions as well as its cultural, agricultural, and industrial history.

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Lansing has many points of interest for nature lovers and tourists interested in agriculture. For example, visitors can walk along the River Trail that runs along the Grand and Red Cedar Rivers. The scenic, thirteen-mile long trail runs through nature areas, parks, and downtown Lansing. The trail ends in East Lansing, a smaller city adjacent to the east side of Lansing. East Lansing is the home of Michigan State University—the nation’s pioneer land-grant institution. We at WhatsCheaper.com recommend that nature lovers visit Michigan State’s botanical garden and arboretum.

Other towns in the Greater Lansing area have attractions culinary and wine tasters are sure to love. There are wineries, brewing companies, and cider mills in towns less than thirty miles from Lansing. At St. John’s Cider Mill, you can taste delicious baked goods, cider, seasonal fruits, and more. WhatsCheaper.com proposes visiting the winery and tasting room to sample sparkling fruit and grape wines as well as dessert wines.

After you take in the agricultural sites, we at WhatsCheaper.com suggest going to one of Lansing’s historical sites. Malcolm X lived in Lansing during the 1930s. The location of his former home is designated by the Malcolm X Homesite Marker. Another popular landmark is the Michigan Historical Museum which educates visitors about the history of Michigan’s automobile industry. A must-see landmark is the Michigan State Capitol Building; it has the honor of being the only state capitol that is also a National Historic Landmark.

The historic location that WhatsCheaper.com recommends is Old Town Lansing. This historic neighborhood was originally Lansing’s downtown. You can find a variety of places to visit in Old Town, including boutiques, restaurants, galleries, and more. Throughout the year, Old Town has festivals, including JazzFest, BluesFest, Festival of the Sun, and Oktoberfest, and gallery walks. At night, it is not uncommon to find poetry readings, comedy shows, or live musical entertainment in Old Town.

Downtown Lansing is the nighttime entertainment hub of the city. You can find live music playing in many of the venues downtown. The majority of the bars and clubs are located on South Washington Square and Michigan Avenue. Navigating Lansing’s hotspots at night is easy because of the Entertainment Express trolley. The Entertainment Express transports people to the over 50 entertainment spots in downtown Lansing and East Lansing.

The Greater Lansing area has something for everyone. It has beautiful scenery, a convenient, centralized location within the state, and a rich history. With unique attractions WhatsCheaper.com invited you to book your next trip to the city with a small town feel.

MUST SEE IN Lansing, MI LIST:

  • 1. State Capitol Building
  • 2. Michigan Historical Museum
  • 3. Eastwood Towne Center
  • 4. Impression 5 Science Center
  • 5. Sleepy Hollow State Park
  • 6. Children's Garden
  • 7. Old Town
  • 8. Potter Park Zoo
  • 9. R.E. Olds Transportation Museum
  • 10. Lansing Center

Lansing, MI EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Frost Fest - February
  • 2. Saint Patrick's Day Celebration - March
  • 3. March Magic Hoopfest - March
  • 4. Capital City Film Festival - April
  • 5. Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival - April
  • 6. Victorian Festival - May
  • 7. Cristo Rey Fiesta - May
  • 8. Lansing Juneteenth - June
  • 9. Common Ground Music Festival - July
  • 10. Lansing JazzFest - August

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Holiday Inn Express East Lansing
2924 West Road, East Lansing, MI
By Brad Liberti

The Holiday Inn Express, conveniently located in the Great Lakes Capitol of East Lansing, Michigan is perfect for all of your business and recreational needs. Just 6 miles from the Lansing/Capital City Airport, or a two-hour drive from Detroit Metro Airport, you’ll find its suburban location quite accessible with easy parking. Don’t have a car? A 12-dollar taxicab from Lansing’s airport will bring you door to door, or The Michigan Flyer Bus is a great and cheap way to get here from the Motor City. Once you arrive, the hotel offers close proximity to Michigan State University.

With a wide range of rooms, The Holiday Inn Express, East Lansing offers comfort and accommodation for everyone, no matter the budget.  All of the guestrooms include a luxurious king-size bed or two large doubles per request. Looking for a bit more? Upgrade to a King or Double Suite which offers large kitchen areas, and comfortable pullout couches. Still want more? The executive suite provides all of the above, not to mention even more space and an extra bedroom. Of course, all rooms are equipped with cable and HBO, phone services including voicemail and free local calls, and wireless connections.

Anxious to get out of your room and explore what the Holiday Inn Express has to offer? Feel free to enjoy the indoor pool, free breakfast, 24-hour fitness center, and high-speed Internet access available throughout the hotel. Busy working? Allow the 24-hour business center with fax, copy, and printer to accommodate all of your needs. In fact, it even doubles as a conference room that can seat up to 15, for those imperative group-brainstorming sessions.

The Holiday Inn Express East Lansing is the perfect place to meet all of your professional and private needs. Check in-3 p.m./Check out-12 p.m. For help making your reservation, check out this link (http://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php) to book with WhatsCheaper.com.

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