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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

    The grass is green, the trees are budding, and spring is in the air! After snuggling up with warm drinks by the fireplace for months, it’s time for something cooler. If the nicer weather has you craving a margarita, you’re in luck. Whether you prefer frozen or on the rocks, Grand Rapids has plenty of amazing Mexican restaurants that serve plenty of tasty margaritas. We’re not just talking tequila and mix here. As we head into May, join the fun for Cinco de Mayo and check out the innovative margaritas—and delicious food—at one, or more, of these local restaurants.... Read More ›
    Saturday, April 9th, marked the second coldest opening day that the West Michigan Whitecaps had ever seen! Snow sprinkled on fans who were excited for the spring and summer pastimes that ballparks promise- entertainment, snacks, and good company. Although the season started cold, there's plenty to look forward to this season as the Whitecaps warm up! Fifth Third Ballpark is located in Comstock Park just a few miles north of Grand Rapids' city center. Within the past five years, renovations due to both fire and age have helped shape the park into a beautiful destination for visitors and locals. Tickets for most games start at $7 for lawn seats, or you can splurge for the newly expanded premium seating behind home plate, which includes table service and an unbeatable view of the game for $25 a ticket. For bigger events, check out deck rentals that will seat up to 350 people, many of which include exclusive access to food stands and bars.... Read More ›