By Shaina Amienyi
Lansing
Michigan
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Currently the capital of Michigan, Lansing is an area rich in cultural, industrial, and agricultural history. Lansing became the capital in 1847 when the Michigan State Constitution required that the capital be moved from Detroit to a more centralized location. Situated in the middle of the glove-shaped state of Michigan, Lansing is a perfect destination for travelers wanting a mix of city life and small-town charm.

EscapeWizard.com encourages you to plan and book your next vacation to this historic city. Visitors can fly into the Capital Region International Airport (LAN). Please book your flight to Lansing, Michigan using the following link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). For assistance with hotel accommodations, view our recommended hotel selections below for Lansing. Then click on this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to book through EscapeWizard.com.

Nature and agriculture enthusiasts will find many points of interest in Lansing. The city has two major rivers that run through it: the Grand River and the Red Cedar River. Visitors should walk the scenic River Trail. Running approximately thirteen miles along the two rivers, the paved River Trail runs through parks, nature areas, and downtown Lansing and stops in East Lansing, home to the Michigan State University.

Lansing has more than beautiful scenery. There is a lot of history in the Greater Lansing area, and we at EscapeWizard.com suggest visiting one of Lansing’s many historical sites, such as the Michigan Historical Museum. The museum complex includes the Library of Michigan and the Archives of Michigan and has collections dedicated to Michigan’s automotive industry. Other historical landmarks include the Malcolm X Homesite Marker, which marks where he lived in the 1930s. Also, EscapeWizard.com recommends going to the Michigan State Capitol Building which is a designated National Historic Landmark, and it has a statue of Austin Blair, the famous Civil War Governor, out in front of the building.

In addition to historical sites, EscapeWizard.com recommends visiting the historic Old Town Lansing. Old Town was Lansing’s original downtown and boutique district. The neighborhood houses restaurants, shops, galleries, boutiques, and more. Old Town is also an arts district that has gallery walks and festivals throughout the year (BluesFest, JazzFest, and Oktoberfest to name a few). For more festivals, galleries, and shops, travel from Old Town to downtown.

Downtown is the center of Lansing’s nightlife. Most of the bars, pubs, and clubs are located on Michigan Avenue and South Washington Square and several of them offer live music. If you are interested in partaking in Michigan-made brew, we at EscapeWizard.com suggest going to one of the taverns that serve hand-crafted beer. The city of Lansing provides convenient transportation for those who are out on the town. The Entertainment Express trolley takes people to any of over 50 spots in downtown Lansing and East Lansing’s entertainment district.

Michigan’s capital city is a great place to visit for the agriculture lover, the history buff, the Michigan State fan, and any other traveler. Lansing comprises distinctive attractions and various entertainment options, which makes it an ideal destination for business and leisure trips. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your trip to Lansing using the link above.