Explore Flint & Genesee Blog

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!

Flint & Genesee Virtual Races

The 2020 HAP Virtual Crim isn’t the only virtual race you can participate in this summer. Many organizations are updating their normally scheduled races to virtual races in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some races you can participate in virtually this summer: Snuggle Sacks Run, Walk n’ Roll Virtual 5k This virtual race […]

Kearsley Lake Golf Course, Flint, Michigan

Home to 21 public and private golf courses, Flint & Genesee is a golf lover’s dream. As the birthplace of the Buick Open, golf is a clear part of the history of the region. Now, with Warwick Hills Country Club as the host site for the Ally Challenge presented by McLaren, golf is intertwined in […]

5 Things You Can Do Starting Next Week in Flint & Genesee

With Governor Whitmer’s Stay at Home restrictions lifted, Flint & Genesee is ready to start re-opening with restaurants, stores and attractions putting guidelines in place to encourage social distancing. Here are five things you can safely do starting next week: Local restaurants are beginning to open at 50 percent capacity starting next week. However, the […]

6 Things You Can Buy at the Flint Farmers’ Market

On Tuesday, June 2 the Flint Farmers’ Market will reopen their doors for the first time since March with new guidelines for vendors and customers. The Market will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. while still offering curbside pickup on Saturdays with pre-ordering online on Wednesdays. Guidelines include: Wearing […]

Kick Off Memorial Weekend at the Drive-In

The US-23 Digital Drive-In Theater will open its gates on Friday, May 22 with new social distancing guidelines put in place. According to a Facebook post, new rules and regulations include opening at half capacity, a $5 surcharge per vehicle and surgical masks provided with ticket costs and requiring customers to say inside their vehicle […]

6 Places to Get Local Craft Beverages in Flint & Genesee During ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’

Local craft beverage purveyors are keeping operations alive during Gov. Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order. Lovers of local can pick up their favorites at these local breweries, wineries and cideries: Fenton Winery & Brewery In Fenton Township, the winery and brewery is currently scheduling times for customers to pick up beer, wine and […]

4 Ways to Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day

Just because you have to stay home this Mother’s Day doesn’t mean it can’t be special. Whether you are sheltering-in-place with your mother or are unable to see her, there are still plenty of ways you can make her day. Bring mom brunch Order from mom’s favorite local restaurant that is still offering carry-out like […]

Celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week 2020

With the Shelter-in-Place order keeping travel plans at bay, now it is more important than ever to celebrate the spirit of travel. May 3 – 9 is National Travel and Tourism Week, a celebratory week that has occurred in the United States since 1983. This year, the U.S. Travel Association is celebrating the spirit of […]

Backgrounds to Spice Up Your Video Conference Call

These days, video conference calls are more important than ever. It’s a way to keep in touch with family, attend meetings with colleagues or catch up with friends. Video conferencing software like Zoom offers ways to upload your own backgrounds and now you can host your next meeting in Flint & Genesee. Featured backgrounds include […]

Flint & Genesee Playlists to Liven Up Your Day

With everyone staying home, the day can get a little quiet. The Explore Flint & Genesee editors curated playlists full of local musicians to help liven up your day. If you like Rap and R&B This playlist features songs from locals like The Dayton Family, Jon Connor and Tunde Olaniran who’s album Stranger, “fiercely addresses […]