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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.
    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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    Bring It To GR

    Are you a member of an organization or association?

    If so, we can help you bring your next regional or national meeting to Grand Rapids by assisting you and your organization in making that happen. See for yourself how easy it is to "Bring it to Grand Rapids" with the help of Experience Grand Rapids:

    Do you belong to an organization or association that holds regional or national meetings? We'd like to work with you to bring your next event to Grand Rapids.

    You'll boost the local economy. Raise the profile of the city. And earn the gratitude of colleagues who'll have a great time in Grand Rapids. You may even be honored as a Hometown Champ!

    To find out more or to help us, contact Nancy Ruppert at (616) 233-3549 by email at