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    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
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    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
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    A charming business district, all-season sports lake and beautifully maintained parks and homes distinguish this family-oriented suburb.
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    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

    Category - Cool City. Hot Art.

    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 ›
    Settling in with a good book is always a good choice, especially when our fair city of Grand Rapids is involved. Whether you’re looking for local cooking inspiration, want to learn more about the founding citizens of Grand Rapids through history or fiction, or get an in-depth look at the history of Furniture City, these titles will have you looking for a comfy spot to read in no time.... Read More ›
    The saying “When one door closes, another opens” can definitely be applied to the end of summer and the beginning of ArtPrize Seven throughout downtown Grand Rapids September 23-October 11. The radically open, independently organized international art competition decided by public vote and expert jury will feature 1,551 entries showing at 162 venues around the 3-square mile ArtPrize district. And while it’s hard to improve upon near perfection, leave it to ArtPrize to try. “Visitors looking for things to do after Venues close always asked ‘What’s happening at ArtPrize tonight?’” said Jaenell Woods, public relations manager for ArtPrize. “So this year we are launching ArtPrize Tonight - a comprehensive "database" or list of events happening every night of the 19 days around the ArtPrize district.”... Read More ›