Have plans to visit the Mt. Pleasant area this year? Keep reading to see our list of five things to do while in the heart of downtown Mt. Pleasant!

Relax in a Float Pod at Pure Vitality

Want to know what its like to float in 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt? Find out for yourself at Pure Vitality Juice Bar and Spa! Their float pods offer sensory deprivation which allows your mind and body to enter the most relaxed state you can be in while still awake. Choose to float in complete darkness and silence, or keep the calming lights on while listening to music. The near-weightless environment of floating can improve circulation, blood pressure and heart health. Other spa activities at Pure Vitality include cryotherapy, infrared massages and saunas! Be sure to get a freshly-made juice afterwards.

Admire Local Art at Art Walk Central

Every August the city of Mt. Pleasant turns into a canvas for artists to show off their skills during Art Walk Central. From paintings to sculptures, photography to crafts, there is something for every art enthusiast. Simply admire as a spectator, or participate in the youth and adult categories for your chance to win prizes! This event is hosted by Art Reach of Mid Michigan, which also offers a free art gallery for viewing and a consignment gift shop in downtown Mt. Pleasant.

Take a Class at Redbloom Yoga

Redbloom Yoga offers a variety of classes for all experience levels. Participate in specialized one-on-one or group yoga classes, or try your hand at aerial yoga! Redbloom also offers massage therapy, energy healing, and mental health therapy.

Eat at One of the Downtown Patios

Summertime in Michigan means appreciating the beautiful weather, and what better way to do that than by enjoying a nice meal outside on the patio! Downtown Mt. Pleasant holds a variety of patio dining spots, whether you are looking for a nice meal out with family, or just a quick stop for coffee!

Enjoy ribs, scotch eggs and more at Mountain Town Station, built from a historic Mt. Pleasant Railroad Depot. Or stop by Pleasant City Coffee to enjoy a lavender latte and patch butter crepe on the quiet back patio.

In the mood for seafood? Then visit Midori Sushi and Martini Lounge, where you can tease your tastebuds with a handcrafted cocktail paired with a maki roll and firecracker shrimp, a fan favorite!

Founded and operated by a Central Michigan University grad, Dog Central has become a staple amongst college students and townies of Mt. Pleasant. When craving a late-night meal, look no further than the dogs at Dog Central where you can find toppings ranging from chili, to crushed Fritos, to mac n’ cheese!

Other downtown patio dining spots include Max & Emily’s Eatery, The Brass Café, Ponder Coffee Co., Pisanello’s Pizza, and Vin Trofeo’s Pizzeria & Pub.

Get Messy (and Creative) at For Arts Sake

Let out your creative frustrations and make memories at the For Arts Sake Splatter Paint Room, where visitors can use spray bottles, buckets and darts to create a one-of-a-kind canvas to take home! Be sure to stick around FAS once you’re done to shop locally made art, stationary, jewelry, mugs, stickers and so much more!


The Mt. Pleasant area offers a variety of lodging, all within close vicinity of downtown! Check out different lodging properties here.

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