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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.
    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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    The Insider Experience

    Eat, stay, and play like a local in Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Get ready to get pink! Throughout the month of February 2016, the Grand Rapids community is joining the fight against breast cancer to help raise funds and awareness for Susan G. Komen Michigan through the 5 th annual Experience Pink events, brought to you by Experience Grand Rapids and the Kent County Hospitality Association. Last year’s JW Marriott team on the rooftop, getting ready for Experience Pink! The annual event has raised over $25,000 since its inception and 75% of every dollar raised stays in West Michigan says Nakia Kyler, Community Events Coordinator for Susan G. Komen Michigan. Early detection is critical and these funds help pay for services like education, breast screenings, mammograms, and breast care services for men and women in the area who are underserved. The other 25% funds ground-breaking research to find a cure.... Read More ›