Tandem skydiver holds onto instructors feet

Top Things to Do in Lansing MI This Weekend

Monday, March 20, 2017

Lansing, Michigan is known for its range of adrenaline fuelled adventures and more relaxed pursuits alike. As far as we’re concerned, skydiving is the very best thing you can do here! But once you’re done, there is a lot more to keep you entertained. If you’re looking for top things to do in Lansing, MI this weekend, here are some of our favorites!

Go Skydiving!

Tandem skydivers jumping out of an airplane

Yes, yes, we know we’re biased on this one. But stick with us.

If you’re traveling to Lansing, MI for a vacation, or if you live in the area and are looking for something new and exciting to do, there’s nothing better than skydiving.

Picture yourself in the door of the aircraft, looking out over incredible views of Michigan as you prepare to jump. Imagine the excitement you’ll feel, the nerves producing butterflies in your stomach. Then try to put yourself in the shoes of someone falling seemingly weightlessly through the air, reaching speeds of 120mph as they freefall toward the earth.

Now tell us that’s not an awesome idea! Learn more about making your first-ever tandem skydive with Skydive Tecumseh.

Marvel at Michigan State Capitol

Lansing is perhaps best known as the home of the Michigan State Capitol. Listed as Trip Advisor’s number one local attraction, the Capitol is a stunning example of incredible architecture. And it’s free to visit!

Inside this incredible building you’ll find alcoves filled with beautiful decoration, walls adorned with historical artworks and the intricately designed dome, lit to display it in the most breathtaking of ways.

You’ll easily spend a couple of hours here, strolling through the halls of the Capitol and taking in the history and sense of grandeur. Our tip: park further away and walk in to avoid the hefty parking charges.

Potter on over to Potter Park ZooPotter Park Zoo sign

Are you a fan of cute, cuddly and downright awe inspiring wildlife? Us too!

Potter Park Zoo is home to a wide array of wildlife, from big cats to snow leopards to pandas to reptiles and many more. For the younger visitor, there’s a petting zoo too, where you can ride a pony and get up close and personal with the smaller creatures.

Potter Park is a relatively small zoo, but you can still expect to pass a good 3 or 4 hours here. There’s plenty to see to keep you entertained and it’s a generally lovely area to stroll around, grab some food and spend some quality time.

Ride the River Trail

The River Trail is a great spot for anyone who enjoys hiking or cycling.

The River Trail follows the Lansing River from Waverly Road to Old Town. Covering around 20 miles, the trail winds and twists through changing terrain. You can leave the trail at many points along the way.

You’ll see wildlife along the way and there are lots of places to stop for a relaxed lunch or drink as you take in the sights.

The trail crisscrosses the river on scenic footbridges, passes thru Michigan State University campus, along the city waterfront, and ends up in Old Town. Well worth a visit, whether you’re going to stroll along at a relaxed pace or race along on your bike.

Visit the Old Town

Located in the northern end of Lansing, Michigan, Old Town overlooks the Grand River and a winding bike trail. It’s a really charming part of town, older than the rest and less developed yet still thriving with independent stores and eatOld Town Lansing, MIeries.

There’s been a lot of investment in Old Town in recent years and you’re sure to find plenty to do. A simple relaxed walk through the streets will reveal interesting and eclectic mixes of buildings and walkways.

It’s also a great place to shop. Be sure to check out the independent stores as well as the well known chains.

If you’d like to know more about things to do in Lansing, our friendly team is happy to help. Get in touch, or find out more about skydiving Lansing, MI with us.

Tandem Skydiver in freefall at Skydive Tecumseh

I've been wanting to skydive for a number of years and on September 3rd for my 50th birthday, I jumped with Skydive Tecumseh. The staff were amazing and the experience was unbelievable and I will be back!

Jeffrey Gee