Grand Rapids is a destination like no other: art, culture, dining, and nightlife. From a hip and friendly downtown to an endless array of outdoor activities, Grand Rapids will surprise, excite and delight you!
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Festivals celebrating everything from art and automobiles to food and comedy. Concerts featuring the world's top touring acts and the finest local talent. Entertainment that runs the gamut from Broadway to Beethoven. Every day is filled with special events in Grand Rapids!
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The world's richest art competition takes over GR in autumn.
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World-famous comedians bring the funny to town every March.
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Grand Rapids is renowned for farm-to-fork restaurants that transform the dawn’s harvest into the day’s specials. From breakfast haunts to burger joints, we’ve got every taste covered. Find a restaurant that tickles your palate.
You’ll find music to suit every taste and temperament here, every day of the week. A chart-topping superstar at Van Andel Arena, an indie favorite at a downtown club, a Broadway warbler at a local theatre … see who’s appearing when you’re here.
Grand Rapids earned the title Beer City USA in 2012 – and we were named one of the Top 10 Best Vacation Cities for Beer Lovers. A craft beer tour will show you why. Don’t miss the world’s 2nd best brewery and 3rd best beer bar!
Outdoor recreation is a four-season pursuit here, thanks to an abundance of natural resources. World-class golf courses, some of America’s best fishing, endless biking and hiking trails … Grand Rapids is a great place for an active vacation!
Sugar-sand beaches, towering sand dunes, crystal-clear waters, glorious sunsets … no wonder our Lake Michigan shoreline has been named among the world’s best. A sight to behold in any season, it’s just minutes from downtown GR.
Massive shopping malls and unique neighborhood shopping districts offer anything and everything your heart desires – especially if your heart desires art, antiques, furniture or clothing. Start your shopping plan today!
Visit our museums and historic sites for a look at those who shaped our culture, from the original Native American inhabitants to the Dutch immigrants that settled here in the 1800s to today’s rich blend of races and ethnic groups.
Grand Rapids offers big-city amenities without the big-city attitude. We cling tight to our small-town values – so expect friendly hellos, attentive service and pay-it-forward hospitality everywhere you go.