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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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    Festival of the Arts | Grand Rapids, Michigan

    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.

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    Grand Rapids: An Exciting and Safe Place to Go for College by  Melody VanderWeide on July 30, 2015

    Ask any of the locals: getting a college education in Grand Rapids today is much different than it was ten or fifteen years ago. Over the past two decades this sleepy town has morphed into a city...

    My Grand Rapids "Art Outdoors" Artist Profile: Nick Nortier by  Kirsetin Morello on July 28, 2015

    A couple of years ago, artist Nick Nortier was living in a house and he began to think that the edifice looked like a face. “I like to personify things,” he says. “There were a couple of windows...

    Fourth Annual GRandJazzFest Brings Free Music to Downtown Grand Rapids by  Amy Busse on July 23, 2015

    Did someone say “Free jazz in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids?” GRandJazzFest did! Presented by DTE Energy Foundation, this two-day jazz spectacular returns August 15 and 16 to Rosa Parks...

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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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