Destination guide

Welcome to Michigan's capital

Lansing, Michigan's state capital, is a suitably grand riverfront city. Downtown is dominated by the winding waterways of the Grand River and Red Cedar River, overlooked by the impressive State Capitol Building, a National Historic Landmark. Choose a Lansing vacation rental to enjoy a performance at one of the city's many theaters, visit its fascinating museums and enjoy the thriving restaurant scene. Close by, the Michigan State University campus is home to the Kresge Art Museum and renowned Abrams Planetarium, as well as hosting a packed season of sporting events.

Things to do

Lansing's family-friendly attractions

History buffs can immerse themselves in Michigan history in Lansing's many museums. Start with a tour of the domed capitol building, spend an afternoon in the Michigan History Center, and discover the city's proud automobile heritage at the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum. If you're staying at your Lansing vacation rental with kids, don't miss a visit to the Impression 5 Science Center – packed with hands-on science experiences designed to help kids explore all their senses. Meanwhile, Potter Park Zoo is home to more than 160 animals in sensitively-designed surroundings, including cute red pandas, majestic snow leopards and cheeky tamarin monkeys.


Music and culture in Lansing

Lansing offers many riches for music lovers, as it happens to be home to the Lansing Symphony Orchestra and the Greater Lansing Ballet Company. Immersive performances can also be enjoyed courtesy of the Riverwalk Theatre and the Peppermint Creek Theatre Company, so culture vultures certainly won't be short of entertainment in this family-friendly city. Surrounded by green space, and cut in half by the majestic Grand River, Lansing is a great choice for outdoor pursuits too. Follow the tree-lined Lansing River Trail past green parks and city landmarks, on winding paths, and over wooden boardwalks and bridges to get a real feel for the city.


Year-round escapes to Lansing

You can enjoy Lansing vacation rentals right throughout the year. The local climate is influenced by the lakes, with warm summers and cold, snowy winters, but it experiences significantly less snowfall that other more westerly areas of Michigan. Come in summer to enjoy temperatures in the 60s and 70s – great for making the most of this green city's trails and parks. Or, visit in winter to enjoy snowy fun and winter sports like cross-country skiing, sledding and snow-shoeing. Lansing's annual Silver Bells parade is a festive celebration the Friday before Thanksgiving which culminates in the lighting of the city's Christmas tree and a spectacular firework show.

Natural features

Lansing's green spaces

Lansing boasts one of the oldest farmers' markets in the US, established way back in 1909. You can hike along the Lansing River Trail to the market, then browse the stores of produce, beers, wines, baked good and specialty foods. In summer you can catch blues and jazz concerts here, or rent a kayak or canoe and paddle out onto the wide waters of Grand River. The Lansing River Trail connects with tree-shaded city parks, the Lansing Pathway and Sycamore trails, so there are miles more walking, rollerblading, cycling, nature and picnicking adventures to be enjoyed from your Lansing vacation rental.

How to get there

How to get to and around Lansing

Fly into Lansing, MI (LAN-Capital Region Intl.), the closest airport, located 3.4 mi (5.5 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Lansing?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 24 vacation rentals near Lansing. From 19 Houses to 4 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lansing for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lansing?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lansing. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau: 24 vacation rentals
  • Groesbeck Golf Course: 24 vacation rentals
  • Michigan Women's Historical Center and Hall of Fame: 24 vacation rentals
  • Reutter Park: 24 vacation rentals
  • Turner-Dodge House and Heritage Center: 24 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lansing listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Lansing?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 19 Houses in Lansing. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lansing include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 4 rentals available
  • Studios: 4 rentals available

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Lansing?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 20 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Lansing. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.