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!

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Chris Ringler

Listen to Live Music at Flint & Genesee’s Machine Shop

In between Grand Blanc and downtown Flint is a music venue that’s become beloved throughout the music industry. This venue has managed over all its years to remain a thriving independent that hosts concerts that can rival the excitement of an arena show. From outlaw country music to comedy shows…

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Dining In Davison in Flint & Genesee

The city of Davison, on the east side of Genesee County, is home to many wonderful restaurants. Families can head out together for a night of dining that won’t break the bank. Couples can take in a romantic evening with one another. Friends can go out and catch the game and not feel embarrassed to…

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Black History Month in Flint & Genesee

February marks National Black History Month in the United States – a month honoring the history and achievements of Black Americans. In Flint & Genesee, there are some longstanding events in the community that locals and visitors can enjoy. Additionally, local institutions are hosting events or…

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Shop Black-owned businesses in Flint & Genesee

Flint & Genesee is a vibrant tapestry of businesses that range from independent bookstores to retail malls, and from food trucks to chain restaurants. There is a little bit of everything here. With February marking Black History Month, it’s a wonderful time to explore the many different Black-owned…

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Plan a Winter Adventure in Flint & Genesee

As winter settles in, for some this becomes a season of nesting and comfort as far away from the cold as possible. The problem is that there is still fun to be had and adventures to take and you can only find out if you’re willing to brave the weather to do it. Pack a bag, bundle up, and get ready…

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Enjoy a Night of Fine Dining in Fenton

February has become synonymous with romance and fine dining and Flint & Genesee is home to dozens of restaurants that could fit both requirements perfectly. Among those many establishments, you’ll find several options in Fenton, at the southern end of Genesee County, where you can spend a night…

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Enjoy Winter Festivals and Fun in Flint & Genesee

There is a beauty to the winter that we sometimes forget as we clamor for warmer months. It’s the twinkle of light on newly fallen snow though and the glimmer of sun along the ice that takes us back to childhood and the joy of winter adventures. With so many events and festivals coming that revel in…

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Enjoying Soup in Flint & Genesee

Enjoying Soup in Flint & Genesee The winds can blow very cold during the blustery winter months and keeping warm can be a challenge no matter how many layers you wear. Sometimes you just need some hot, hearty soup to keep the cold at bay. Luckily there are a lot of fantastic options to not only…

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Dry January Options in Flint & Genesee

The start of a new year offers many opportunities, one of those being the ability to reassess one’s health and wellbeing. As people start to think about new workout regimens, cleanses, and ways to de-stress and de-clutter their lives, another way people are starting the new year is with Dry January…

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Play and Escape in Flint & Genesee

With winter here the question often becomes, “What’s there to do inside?” If you need to get out of the house to do something a little different and are looking to challenge your brain as well as get some excitement, then Flint & Genesee has just what you’re looking for. If you’re in the mood for…

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