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

    Unwrap the Holidays: Celebrate With Shopping in Grand Rapids Grand Rapids is known for craft beer, farm-to-table restaurants , and generally supporting all things local. When the snow starts to flurry, you know it’s time to get serious about your holiday shopping —and in Grand Rapids it’s easy to score the perfect gift for friends and family members: there are so many opportunities to buy beautiful, local gifts that are just right for those you love.... Read More ›
    Scott Brosier was 13 years into his career as a Midland County sheriff’s deputy when he decided to call it quits. Law enforcement work had become a grind. He longed to spend his days working outdoors, training hunting dogs and guiding others. Brosier pulled the trigger in 2011 hoping to realize his dream. Then with the backing of his wife Ada, his business partner, he purchased Pine Hill Kennels and Sportsman’s Club , a private Rockford-based pheasant hunting preserve.... Read More ›
    Just because the temperatures are dropping, doesn’t mean the people of Grand Rapids are hunkering down and staying home. We like to be involved and Grand Rapids gives us plenty of options, regardless of the weather. Over the next few weeks, we’ll bring you news on what’s happening around town during the holiday season, including shopping events, activities for family & friends, and where to go for great food & cocktails. We’re kicking off the series this week by highlighting 4 art-related events you won’t want to miss. 1. Window Wonderland Design Competition... Read More ›