East Lansing

Welcome to East Lansing

Home to Michigan State University, East Lansing is an energetic town with much to do. Venture on campus to cheer on the Spartans at numerous athletic events, or delve into the arts by experiencing a theatre performance at the Wharton Center or marveling a new exhibit at the Eli & Edythe Broad Art Museum at MSU. 

MSU's campus is home to many different tree species and a scenic trail along the Red Cedar River, making it the perfect place for a stroll. Downtown offers various coffee shops, plenty of restaurant options ranging from fast-casual to upscale dining, and a vibrant nightlife thanks to a diverse array of bars. East Lansing boasts plenty of daytime activities, as well. Shop at an assortment of retailers, get locally grown produce at the farmers' market or enjoy one of the many festivals thrown downtown.

Explore tradition while making your own.

MSU and East Lansing are intrinsically intertwined. Many rites have been passed down through the years, like singing karaoke at Crunchy's or taking a picture at the Spartan statue. Through these experiences, you'll discover a strong sense of camaraderie, but also the opportunity to forge your own traditions to last a lifetime.
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Tons to do, just a few minutes away

Make "I'm bored" a phrase of the past. Out areas has something to offer for all ages, moods and days of the week


Stadiums and farms and parks—oh my. Whether you’re a die-hard baseball fan or want to spend the afternoon at a cider mill, our cities have sights worth traveling for. Explore more

Eat & Drink

We love food more than the average city. Whether you’re looking for Sunday brunch, authentic international food trucks, or an olive burger (a local favorite), we’re dishing it up. Explore more


Strong public school systems set the foundation for our cities to thrive. And, with a number of colleges and universities nearby, there are opportunities for people of all ages to learn a thing or two. Explore more


Snag tickets to see an up-and-coming comedian, connect with kindred spirits at a music festival or belt out some slam poetry at an open mic. In Lansing, we know that everything is better live. Explore more

Festivals & Events

In Lansing, there's always a reason to celebrate. From annual street festivals in summer to live music in winter, coming together is a community-wide event. Explore more


Working on your fitness? Great, so are we. Bike a scenic trail, catch a kickboxing class and visit a local wellness center all within a few miles’ radius. Explore more


In Lansing, affordable housing options allow you to live where you work. Modern loft-style apartments and reliable bus routes spark city vibes, while historic family homes and new builds with acreage are only a short commute away. Explore more


Come as you are. Explore community centers and resources, give back, and make some lifelong friends in the process. Explore more


We all need a chance to unwind after 5. With everything from relaxed breweries to lively college clubs, our cities are home to your weekend plans—whatever mood you’re in. Explore more


We’ve got hundreds of parks to choose from. (Seriously. There are more than 300 parks in Lansing.) Lakes, rivers and green space offer fresh air year-round. Explore more

Restaurant Week

Lansing Foodies unite for the ultimate self-guided tour of the region’s dining scene, MAY 10-17, as participating restaurants offer a mouthwatering creation, all for an unbeatable price of just $7! Explore more


Sure, you can’t buy happiness—but you can spend the afternoon perusing local boutiques, bookstores and artisan shops in Lansing, and that’s pretty much the same thing. Explore more