January 7, 2015


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Grand Rapids on international list of top places to go in 2016

New York Times highlights city’s arts, shopping and craft beer


Grand Rapids, Mich. – The New York Times list of “52 Places to Go in 2016” was announced today which included destinations like Bordeaux, Abu Dhabi, Malta and Grand Rapids, Michigan.  


The annual list, which includes top destinations around the world, lists Grand Rapids number 20 and calls out attractions including Frederik Meijer Gardens, the Grand Rapids Downtown Market, ArtPrize and the craft beer scene.


In response to the announcement Janet Korn, Senior Vice President of Experience Grand Rapids, said, “This list underscores what people who live in and travel to Grand Rapids already know: this is a vibrant, fun and exciting city. From arts and culture to craft beer, shopping, food and sight-seeing Grand Rapids is a must visit destination, and we are proud to be included on this prestigious travel list.”


To develop the annual list, the New York Times starts with recommendations from travel writers from around the globe, then the editorial team narrows the list based on merits of each suggestion. They aim for a selection of places they expect to be particularly compelling in the coming year.


Read the full New York Times list here.