Holy crap, it’s going to be 70 degrees today – and it’s FEBRUARY in Michigan! If you’re like the rest of us, you’re obviously thinking about ways to leverage this glorious heat wave. Thankfully, Lansing has us covered. Here are a few ways you can leave the winter coat at home, dust off your flip-flops, and enjoy the warm sun in our city!
Zoobie’s Tiki Party
If Mother Nature is gracing us with 70 and sunlight, coconut bombs and tropical drinks should be a required part of your day’s agenda. Zoobie’s Old Town Tavern, in conjunction with Cosmo’s Pizza next door, is throwing an impromptu Tiki Party on their fantastic patio from 3pm – 10pm. This is definitely the place to celebrate summer-loving shenanigans in February.
For many paddlers, winter keeps them from enjoying their hobby all year long. But when it feels like summer in winter, it’s time to break out the paddles and get on the water. River Town Adventures, inside the City Market on the river front in downtown Lansing, will be open just for today in honor of the unseasonably warm temperatures. It’s a fantastic and inexpensive way, for novices and experts, to enjoy the scenery of the Lansing community on a kayak! And once you’re done on the water, be sure to take a stroll on the Lansing River Trail, too.
Grab your Golf Clubs
Golfing in February is typically reserved for southern climates. But not today. Go grab your clubs and head to Lansing’s very own Groesbeck Golf Course. You can’t beat $6 for 9 holes walking. And when you’re done, drive a few seconds north to the Eastwood Towne Center, where you can walk outside, enjoy upscale restaurants, and shop until your heart’s content.
Attend The Hatching
Lansing’s own version of Shark Tank is happening tonight! This monthly event at Lansing Brewing Company starts at 6pm, is free to the public, and allows up to 5 teams to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges (and the public) for a $1,000 check! Don’t miss this event, and while you’re there, be sure to enjoy the patio scene in those balmy 70 degree temps.
Hang with the Animals
Lansing is so lucky to have the Potter Park Zoo, but it’s easy to forget it’s open year-round. Since it’s a very walkable zoo, integrated with the Lansing River Trail, what better way to enjoy the sunny skies than to walk around a scenic park and visit some lions, tigers, moose, or the new friendly otters?
Find Your Patio
Typically, by February, most Lansing residents are clamoring for the opportunity to sit at a local tavern’s patio, but are forced to wait a few more months until the ice has thawed. Looks like Old Man Winter will be vacating the premises for the day, so here’s your shot to grab a spot at local eateries with legendary patios like Peanut Barrel, Crunchy’s, or Reno’s Sports Bar. Just remember – save a table for us!
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