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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.
    East Grand Rapids
    A charming business district, all-season sports lake and beautifully maintained parks and homes distinguish this family-oriented suburb.
    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

    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.

    Insiders Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Five Romantic Restaurants in Grand Rapids by  Lyndsay Israel on August 27, 2015

    As area families begin sending kiddos back to school, and as patio season reaches full pitch, there couldn't be a better time for a romantic evening out. There are all sorts of couple-friendly...

    5 Things West Michiganders Need To Know About Local Cocktails by  Ian Douglass on August 25, 2015

    Photo courtesy of Flickr user Didriks While West Michigan's "Ale Trail" is well established, the area's "Cocktail Trail" is still being forged. Fortunately, the trailblazing process is going...

    ArtPrize is Back and Better than Ever! by  Amy Busse on August 20, 2015

    The saying “When one door closes, another opens” can definitely be applied to the end of summer and the beginning of ArtPrize Seven throughout downtown Grand Rapids September 23-October 11. 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.

    Cool City. Hot Tunes.

    Get your groove on in GR with this great music line up! Live music, performing arts, symphony…

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    Best Beer Town

    Beer lovers of America have made their voices heard, and Grand Rapids can now call itself the…

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