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    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.
    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.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    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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    Insiders Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan

    What's Happening at the Downtown Market by  Lyndsay Israel on October 20, 2016

    After three successful years, Grand Rapid's Downtown Market is officially in its young adulthood. What has changed? What has succeeded? What can local shoppers look forward to in the months to...

    Happy Halloween: 8 haunting happenings in Grand Rapids by  Experience GR Team on October 18, 2016

    The bewitching hour is upon us and Halloween in West Michigan is creeping around the corner. On October 31 little monsters, ghouls, ghosts, superheroes, warrior princesses and ninja turtles will...

    Grand Rapids Griffins: Lots of Hockey, Promos, and Family Fun by  Kirsetin Morello on October 12, 2016

    The Griffins kick off their 21 st season (and 15 th as the American Hockey League affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings) at Van Andel Arena this Friday night, October 14, at 7PM. Fans can expect an...

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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

    Do Something Crafty: 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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    Art in
    Grand Rapids

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

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