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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Heartside
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    Get Ready to Experience Grand Rapids

    One of The New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2016. The #1 U.S. travel destination in 2014. Beer City USA. Home to one of the globe's top five festivals. Grand Rapids, Michigan is all of this and so much more - a city that will constantly surprise and delight you with authentic and unforgettable world-class experiences made easy, affordable and friendly.

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    6 Fun Summer Camps for Kids by  Melody VanderWeide on May 26, 2016

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    Festival of the Arts has been a Grand Rapids tradition for nearly 50 years, and for good reason. This June 4, 5, and 6, Festival of the Arts, known locally as Festival, returns, bringing the...

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    Find Your Inspiration

    Experience the creative energy of Grand Rapids. Dazzling art and culture, awesome dining and nightlife, inspiring natural beauty and exhilarating community spirit. Stroll our walkable downtown jam-packed with more than 100 restaurants, clubs, theaters and museums. Come to Grand Rapids, where every day is a work of art.

    Things to do in Grand Rapids

    Beer Tours

    Explore beer production tours, guided beer tours and our self-guided Beer City Ale Trail.

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    Live Music Lover

    You’re all about experiencing music live and in person, and forging genuine connections with performers and fellow fans.…

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    Food Trail

    The Grand Rapids Food Trail is a self-guided tour of 30+ delicious destinations.

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    Grand Rapids has long been a mecca for creators and admirers of art.

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