My Capital Area Guide | randomized

I moved to the Lansing area for work a little over 2 years ago, after graduating from Central Michigan University. 

If you don’t know where CMU is… imagine a beautiful but rather tiny college campus surrounded by corn fields and a random casino. 

Lansing was a big change from Mount Pleasant, but reminded me a lot of my hometown of Pontiac in Oakland County. 

Urban areas surrounded by rolling rural towns.

I moved out of Lansing last Summer, and thought I would miss it… but I ended up discovering new Mid-Michigan gems! 

+ I’m going to share them with you today!! 

Favorite Outdoor Spaces

Fitzgerald Park, The Ledges Grand Ledge 

The River Trail Lansing (pictured above!) 

W.J. Beal Botanical Garden East Lansing, Michigan State University 

Favorite Shopping Spot

Frandor ( A JoAnn’s… a Micheal’s.. a TJ Maxx… a World Market… a Homegoods WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED?) Lansing Township? 

Favorite Hummus & Pita

Jerusalem Bakery Lansing 

The samosas are a work of culinary art 

1456 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912

Favorite Breakfast Spot

Theio’s Lansing

Favorite Brunch Spot

The Soup Spoon Lansing 

LOVE all of the vegan/vegetarian options 

Favorite Hang Out Spot:

Old Town Lansing ( Turner + Grand River Ave, go there. Go right now.) 

Favorite Upcycled Vintage Furniture + Decor Store:

Lucky Star Lane/ Painted Teal Grand Ledge 

Favorite Place to See A Play: 

The Wharton Center East Lansing 

Favorite Chinese Food: 

Asian Gourmet Lansing 

Favorite Place to Meet a Friend For Lunch + Treats: 

Glazed And Confused Bakery Lansing 

Favorite Places to Grab a Drink: 

American Fifth Spirits Lansing 

Lansing Brewing Company Lansing 

Favorite Farmer’s Market

Meridian Township Farmer’s Market Meridian Township 

Favorite Place for a Low-Key Business Meeting and/or to Get Some Work Done: 

Strange Matter Coffee Co. Lansing 

Favorite Local News Station: 

WLNS 6 News 😉 

Favorite Spot to Take Pictures: 

My Little Secret 😉 


Maybe you already know and love some of the places on this random list, but I hope you discovered some new ones! 

If you have any recommendations of places to try, comment below!! 

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