Trip Ideas

Spend a day or two exploring Flint and Genesee County, Michigan. Whether you're looking to make memories as a family, explorer or historian, we have a suggested itinerary for you! Pick your path and book your stay below.

Explore Flint & Genesee

Spring into Family Adventure

Flint & Genesee is an unforgettable destination to explore with the whole family. With kid-friendly museums, amazing parks – both indoor and outdoor, and world-class arts and culture including the largest planetarium in the state, there are plenty of ways to make lasting memories.

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Explore Folk and Jazz in Flint & Genesee

Enjoy a folk and jazz staycation in Flint & Genesee, where you have multiple opportunities to hear live music in an intimate space.

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Explore Fun in the Sun with Kids

There are many warm weather opportunities for families in Flint & Genesee. Head to a park, hit the water, visit an amazing museums, or take in a drive-in movie. Here are some ideas on fun ways to explore Flint & Genesee. 

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Explore Fun with Kids

Flint & Genesee is home to plenty of places to entertain the whole family. From discovery museums to indoor and outdoor play, kids can definitely have some fun in Flint & Genesee.

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Explore the Great Outdoors

Explore the great outdoors in Flint & Genesee County with this two day trip itinerary full of scenic suggestions.

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Explore the Flint & Genesee Craft Beverage Scene

Take a tour of Flint & Genesee’s craft beverage offerings on your next visit to the area.

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Explore Flint & Genesee History

Flint has a deep-rooted history in the automotive industry. The birthplace of General Motors, there is a reason Flint is referred to as the Vehicle City. That history is what built Flint into what it is today.

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Explore Flint & Genesee’s Haunted Past

Flint & Genesee might be known for a lot of things, but did you know it has a haunted history perfect for any paranormal lover?

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Upcoming Events

 

Behind the Scenes of Animal Care - Reptiles

Behind the Scenes of Animal Care - Reptiles

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at For-Mar to take care of our animals? Join a For-Mar Naturalist to learn how we care for our For-Mar animal teachers. For all ages & abilities. Cost: Free!...

Cosmic Colors

Cosmic Colors

Discover the many reasons for color—like why the sky is blue, and Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back to your...

Dream Machine Archive: Pocha Dream

Dream Machine Archive: Pocha Dream

Dream Machine Archive: Pocha Dream is an excerpt from a “psychodynamic audio and video tool” created by Mexican-American artist Natalia Rocafuerte to assist immigrant women with their own dream interpretation. Using a hotline that...

From Earth to Sky: Ancient Art of the Americas

From Earth to Sky: Ancient Art of the Americas

This exhibition features ancient ceramic sculptures from Mexico and Costa Rica (200 BCE–200 CE). Since they did not leave a written record, these clay objects, many of which depict ancestral figures, ball players, warriors,...

Glassblowing Demonstrations

Glassblowing Demonstrations

Join the Flint Institute of Arts in the Art School Hot Shop every Saturday and Sunday for free glassblowing demonstrations thanks to McLaren Health Care. The Art School’s interior courtyard has been enclosed, creating a classroom...

Joyce J. Scott: Messages

Joyce J. Scott: Messages

For over 40,000 years artists across the world have used glass beads to create elaborate jewelry and sculpture; however, Baltimore-based artist Joyce J. Scott uses beads to communicate her activism and sense of social justice. She...

Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Legend of the Enchanted Reef

Dive in with three friends on the ocean adventure of a lifetime. Join energetic Shorty, intelligent Indigo, and daring sawfish Jake on a colorful coral reef adventure. After a fishing trawler devastates their reef, the trio has no...

Meditations in Gold: South Asian Jewelry

Meditations in Gold: South Asian Jewelry

From prehistoric necklaces made of shells and bones to contemporary ornaments of gold and gemstones, jewelry is a universal form of adornment and one of the most accessible forms of art. Since the beginning it has had many...

Mexicanidad

Mexicanidad

Considered the most influential and progressive printmaking collective of its time, the Taller de Graficá Popular (TGP) was established in Mexico City in 1937. Following in the footsteps of Jose Posada, Los Tres Grandes and other...

Skies Over Michigan

Skies Over Michigan

Longway Planetarium’s astronomy experts take you on a tour of the night sky over Michigan in this live planetarium lecture. Learn about the rotation of the Earth, how to find the North Star, and which constellations and planets...