East Lansing really is a city with something for everyone. Whether you are looking for fantastic food, unforgettable shows, or want to escape to the great outdoors; you can find plenty of fun in East Lansing. Here are 15 places to visit when looking for something to do in East Lansing.

15 Things to do in East Lansing

1. The English Inn

Indulge in old-English elegance at the The English Inn in East Langling. Enjoy the restaurant’s award-winning cuisine, have a drink at the pub, or even spend a night in the beautiful inn. Escape from it all for a few nights or just for dinner. Find out more at http://www.englishinn.com

2. Abrams Planetarium

Located at Michigan State University, the Abrams Planetarium offers fascinating planetarium shows for the public to enjoy. Check the current schedule at www.abramsplanetarium.org

3. Michigan Historical Museum

Immerse yourself in the history of Michigan from prehistoric times through current day at the Michigan Historical Museum. This multi-level museum brings history to life with a walk-through coppermine, old school house, a 50’s car show and so much more. See what there is to discover at www.michigan.gov/museum.

spare time lansing4. Spare Time Entertainment Center

Bowling, laser tag, a ropes course, arcade and fantastic food: the Spare Time Entertainment Center has something for everyone! Learn more at www.sparetimelansing.com.

5. Ai Fusion

Enjoy a truly unique experience at Ai Fusion. This grill and sushi bar offers delicious fusions of your favorite foods, such as chicken sushi. Visitors can also enjoy a selection of traditional dishes as well. www.Ai-fusion.com

6. Black Cat Bistro

Great wine, cocktails and modern American dishes come together at the Black Cat Bistro. Sit on the patio in the summer and enjoy the seasonal menu as the weather changes. Find out more at www.blackcatbistroel.com

7. Sapper Galleries

Sapper Galleries homes a breathtaking collection of over 1,500 works of art. From paintings to sculptures to glass and ceramics, visitors can enjoy a wide collection pieces. Major exhibits feature the works of artists such as Picasso, Rembrandt and even Dr. Seuss. Visit www.sapergalleries.com to learn more.

8. Bistro 43

Craving seafood? Bistro 43 offers a one-of-a-kind experience in a casual setting. Visitors can also choose from a selection of beef entrees and unforgettable desserts. www.marriot.com/lanea 

9. Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern

This family-friendly tavern has an inviting atmosphere that will make you feel right at home as you enjoy the selection of burgers, fries, milkshakes and craft beers. See what’s on the menu at www.baggerdaves.com

10. Sharp Park

Get outdoors at this 57 acre park, located in Lansing. Fish in the two acre pond, play some sports on the courts and fields, picnic under the picnic shelter, play on the playground or enjoy a show at the amphitheater. For more information visit www.deltami.gov/parks

11. All around the African World Museum and Resource Center

Discover Africa, and the influence it has around the world, through photos, art, artifacts and more. Find information at www.africanworldmuseum.org

12. Groesbeck Golf Course

Golfers of all skill levels can enjoy the day at Groesbeck Golf Course. See why Michigan golfer Magazine named it a “Top 10 Municipal Course” at www.amsingmi.gov/golf

13. (SCENE) Metrospace

Art, music, film and theater are showcased in this alternative art performance space. Experience emerging artists and much more at (SCENE) Metrospace. See whats coming up at www.scenemetrospace.com

14. Shigematsu Memorial Garden

A tranquil Japanese garden, where visitors can learn more about Japanese culture as they relax and walk amongst the flowers, trees, and decor. Learn more about the garden at www.lcc.edu

greater-lansing-ballet15. Greater Lansing Ballet Company

This semi-professional ballet company puts on unforgettable shows that you won’t want to miss. Learn more at www.greaterlansingballet.org


What is your favorite thing to do from our list? Also what is your favorite thing to do in East Lansing that we forgot to add?