Lansing stands out as a great city for its downtown culture and destinations, from the ethnically diverse Eastside to fast-revitalizing Westside area. Downtown redevelopment and urban renewal have put an upswing into motion for Lansing’s bustling restaurants and retail. Lansing things to do range from a variety of landmarks to visit to high-end cuisine and beverages to enjoy any night of the week. Music and arts attractions provide enough events and activities to fill their own Lansing guide.

Things to do in Lansing start with trying its unusual and unexpected food offerings. Zeus’ Coney Island is a family-owned, American-Greek restaurant with some of the best Greek food in the state, including their famous gyros and eggs breakfast, a local favorite. Golden Harvest’s breakfast offers great raspberry and vanilla bean curd French toast, enormous breakfast sandwiches, and bottomless coffee, but there’s a long wait to get in for what’s generally acknowledged to be worth it. Deluca’s Italian Restaurant is renowned for its spinach pizza, but its varied Italian menu and full bar make it a good spot for a special night out.

Great Lansing deals include free concerts in the park, local festivals, and sports. The Lansing Lugnuts’ minor-league baseball team plays home games at the Cooley Law School Stadium, where visitors can also catch community concerts and movie showings at night. Frances Park hosts numerous free concerts in the summer, and the parks that dot East Lansing see picnics and family outings peak during mild weather.

(SCENE) Metrospace offers the best in concerts, art, and music, while Macs Bar hosts eclectic bands and crowds most nights of the week. Both venues pull in big-name and up-and-coming acts. Old Town holds blues, jazz, and classical music festivals and performances. Whether looking to play or kick back, Lansing easily rivals other Michigan cities in variety and quality.

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