Consider this your invitation for an easy road trip to Lansing in the heart of Michigan. Home to over 60 festivals throughout the year, it’s no wonder Lansing is known as Michigan’s festival capital. This summer you can sip and savour at the Lansing Beer Fest, cruise into the largest one-day-only Oldsmobile car show, and hit up some great outdoor music festivals for starters. And summer isn’t complete without getting in some entertaining minor league baseball (the Lansing Lugnuts are a Toronto Blue Jays affiliate) and even some professional soccer with the newly-formed USL League One team, Lansing Ignite, both playing at Cooley Law School Stadium in the heart of downtown Lansing.

While in town, take advantage of Lansing’s walkable downtown and visit five awesome attractions within a five-block radius. Take a tour of the State Capitol Building, the Michigan History Center, the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, and discover the fun side of science at Impression 5 Science Center. And if you still have time and energy, take in the 15 mile long Lansing River Trail for a stroll, a bike ride, or rent a kayak for an urban downtown paddle.

Whether it’s a vibrant festival, delightful patio dining, a little boutique shopping in Old Town, or the terrific golf options that bring you to Greater Lansing, you’re sure to be delighted with Michigan’s capital region.