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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.
    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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    The Insider Experience

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

    Festival of the Arts has been a Grand Rapids tradition for nearly 50 years, and for good reason. This June 3, 4, and 5, Festival of the Arts, known locally as Festival, returns, bringing the music, art, and food, Grand Rapidians have come to expect. Whether you’ve never been or this is your 47 th year, we’ll give you the inside scoop on what’s new, what you can expect and how you can get the most out of Festival.... Read More ›
    Listen Live: GR Live Radio Show We have an exciting thing on our hands here…we’ve been doing a live radio show downtown in Grand Rapids for 4 weeks now and we ain’t stoppin'! We’ll be going strong all summer long! It’s a live and open to the public broadcast and podcast called GR LIVE. It’s every Thursday at noon down at The House of Music and Entertainment inside the B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids. It airs live on Grand Rapids community radio station 88.1 FM WYCE and beer and lunch are available to purchase while watching the radio show. You will always hear several bands and musicians perform as promotion for their upcoming performances in the area, as well as interviews with folks from the West Michigan entertainment community. This Week: Andy Holtgreive, Grand Rapids Soul Club and The Go Rounds This week we welcomed Domestic Problems lead singer Andy Holtgreive, vinyl music and dance party crew The Grand Rapids Soul Club, and Kalamazoo based Rock n Roll band The Go Rounds. ​... Read More ›