A family takes a photo near the rose garden at Applewood Estate in Flint, Michigan.

The Explore Flint & Genesee blog features local attractions, restaurants, and weekly things to do in and around the county. Here you'll be able to learn more about our area to help you plan your next trip or discover your next favorite attraction or restaurant in Flint & Genesee!

Be a Tourist in Your Hometown 2024 - The Walking Tours

When Be a Tourist in Your Hometown returns to Flint & Genesee on Saturday, August 10, tourists will be able to take a bus from downtown Flint for their choice of a History tour, an Arts & Culture tour, a Family tour, a tour of What’s New, or a Walking tour. The Walking Tour – From a rallying point…

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You’re Invited to Be a Tourist in Your Hometown

A Flint & Genesee tradition returns on August 10 when Be a Tourist In Your Hometown makes its return, celebrating the many wonderful and unique areas the city offers. Tourists will be able to visit the Applewood Estate, go to the Flint Farmers’ Market, tour the Mott-Warsh Gallery, walk through…

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Enjoying the Fourth of July in Flint & Genesee

Good food, great music, fireworks, and friends and family make the Fourth of July a special time of year and one filled with lasting memories. If you are looking for ways to celebrate this Independence Day, look no further than Flint & Genesee! July 3 Start things off early on July 3 in Flushing for…

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Dining Out in Grand Blanc

When dining out in Grand Blanc it’s clear that variety rules. Whether you want a burger, burrito, pasta, salad, or just a hot dog, Grand Blanc has you covered. Located in the heart of Genesee County, Grand Blanc has everything you could hope for in dining locations, from casual to refined and all of…

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Have a Creepy Summer in Flint & Genesee

Fans of the strange and uncanny expect that creepy events and happenings will rear their heads in the fall. But just because its summer doesn’t mean that there aren’t scares to be found. The winds of the season may be blowing warm, but a good chill can liven up the hot season. This summer there are…

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Shopping Specialty Stores in Flint & Genesee

Throughout Flint & Genesee, there are wonderful stores and markets that can take you around the world, offering goods and foods unlike anything you can find anywhere else. You will find food, gifts, and drinks you can only find at these markets. You can sample a little of the world’s many flavors…

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Summer is Festival Season in Flint & Genesee

Flint & Genesee is home to many great festivals and events and the summer is full of fun for the whole family. Whether you are looking for food, music, art, or something to get the heart racing, there’s something for everyone right in the heart of Michigan. Check out this sampling of local community…

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Enjoy Barbecue in Flint & Flint Township

When it comes to barbecue, everyone has their own preference. Do you prefer your barbecue heavily sauced or dry rubbed? Do you like a certain region’s style of barbecue? Do you prefer pork to beef or maybe chicken? There are so many varieties of the beloved summer staple that sometimes the hardest…

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Enjoy the Rodeo and Country Fun in Flint & Genesee

If you have a love for all things rodeo, then Flint & Genesee is the place to be this summer. With two rodeos coming to the Genesee County area, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy. You can even take the experience beyond the rodeo with opportunities to learn to ride horses, learn about farming, and…

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