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!

Spending New Year’s Eve in Flint & Genesee

It’s hard to believe that as the holiday season gets in full swing it’s also time to start making New Year’s Eve plans. Luckily, there are a lot of options in Flint & Genesee to stay local and celebrate the changing of the year. If you are in the mood to rock, you can get tickets for The Machine…

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Come Geocaching in Flint & Genesee

Seeing the term ‘geocaching’ may make you scratch your head a little if you aren’t familiar with the term. The best way to think of it is a treasure hunt. Participants in geocaching use a GPS (global positioning system) receiver to navigate to areas where something has been buried in a container…

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Dining and Fun in Downtown Flint

With so many great dining, shopping, and entertainment options in Flint & Genesee it’s easy to shop and dine in downtown Flint. With the winter holidays here, now is a better time than ever to spend the day, or an evening, downtown and to enjoy the city and all it has to offer. Downtown Flint is…

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Having a Small Town Christmas in Flint & Genesee

Flint & Genesee is lucky to have two premiere large-scale holiday events during December. Christmas Holiday Magic at Crossroads has become a tradition in families across the county and the Flint Cultural Center’s Holiday Walk is an event not to be missed for its scale and how much can be done that…

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Getting in the Holiday Mood in Flint & Genesee

With December approaching, it’s time to let yourself dream of the warmth of a cozy fire, a hot drink, and the twinkling of lights. With the winter holidays on their way, it’s a perfect time to get into the spirit of things with some local entertainment. The holiday season kicks off in earnest on…

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Five Holiday Hot Spots to Get Your Holiday Cheer

For some it’s the sound of a familiar holiday song, for others, it’s catching a favorite advertisement that gets you sentimental about the season. But for others, it’s the food and drink distinctive of this time of year that puts them in the mood for celebration. Whether you are taking in the Flint…

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Shop Local for the Holidays

With Halloween over and the weather turning colder, minds switch to thoughts of winter holidays. Will you brave the cold and crowds of Black Friday? Do you want to jump online for Cyber Monday? Or do you want to take a moment and be more thoughtful this year about what you buy and where you buy it…

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Explore the Theater in Flint & Genesee

Flint & Genesee has a rich tradition of theater that is still thriving. From large-scale touring productions to smaller, local musicals put on in small venues, it’s clear that theater is alive and well and just waiting to be experienced. Located in a former Flint church, The New McCree Theater has…

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Try Some Great Pizza in Flint & Genesee

Pizza is the perfect food, a canvas for whatever your heart desires and your mind can dream up. When it comes to finding great pizza in Flint & Genesee there are countless options, and these are but a few of many. For great pizza, look no further. Calabria Village is a small market in Linden that…

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Finding Pies for the Holidays in Flint & Genesee

As the holidays near and more time is spent with family and friends, our minds turn to the delicious meals to come. Naturally, the perfect end to any meal is to top things off with a memorable pie that’s been made with care and skill. Luckily in Flint & Genesee, there are a lot of options for pies…

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