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!

Savannah Turbett

6 Fall Festivals to go to in Flint & Genesee

Fall is here and there are plenty of ways to celebrate the cool weather and changing of the leaves. In the towns and cities that encompass Flint & Genesee, festivals and events are popping up just in time for the season. From apple orchard adventures and small-town shindigs, here are six Fall…

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Experience the Orchards in Flint & Genesee

Summer comes to a close, now is a great time to plan a trip to your local apple orchard. Most people are ready to feel the crisp fall air, see the beautiful autumn colors, and pick up some apples and donuts at a local orchard. Many fall apple varieties including MacIntosh, Honey Crisp and Red…

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5 Places to Get Tacos in Flint & Genesee

Craving a taco? You’re in luck! Flint & Genesee has plenty of places to go to get quality tacos including food trucks, convenience stores and sit-down restaurants. Don’t go just anywhere, check out these top taco spots in Flint & Genesee: Cocina Mio Located on Davison Rd. in Flint, Cocina Mio is a…

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Make the Most of Your Genesee County Parks

Did you know that Genesee County is home to the largest county parks system in the state of Michigan? With over 11,000 acres of land, Genesee County Parks have plenty of spaces for everyone to enjoy. The Genesee County Parks & Recreation Commission’s mission is to be dedicated to quality…

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Be Thrilled at Auto City Speedway

In Clio, the Auto City Outdoor Event Center is one of the Midwest’s most exciting speedways hosting a variety of events and races fit for car lovers. Originally opened in 1955, Auto City was developed in response to Birch Run’s Dixie Motor Speedway - the only racing game in town. According to…

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Best Places to Ride in Flint & Genesee

To some, there is no better feeling than hitting the open road on two wheels and a motor. Those people identify as motorcyclists, and they were a growing number of them in the US. According to a survey conducted by the Motorcycle Industry Council, as of 2018, just over eight percent of US households…

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5 Things to do Before Summer Ends

There is a month and a half left of summer which is still plenty of time to make the most of the warm weather. Schools are slowly going back in session; however, locals and visitors can still spend a weekend soaking up all that Flint & Genesee has to offer in the summer. From wading on the water to…

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Dine Al Fresco in Flint & Genesee

Borrowed from the Italian phrase for “in the cool/fresh air,” al fresco dining became increasingly popular in the last few years as an alternative way to dine while maintaining social distancing practices. Since 2020, throughout the county outdoor dining options have gained traction with places with…

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