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Grand Rapids is a great place to browse one-of-a-kind stores overflowing with items you won't find anywhere else!
You'll find a number of distinctive stores just steps from downtown hotels, including Boutique Emmanuel (women's clothing), Groskopfs (unique gifts and luggage), Old World Olive Press (oils and vinegars) and the miscellaneous SHOPS @ MoDiv.
Don't miss the gift shops at downtown museums for out-of-the-ordinary items: Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Gerald R. Ford Museum and Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts.
Head a mile or so east of downtown to the Just East neighborhood and a bevy of shops, including Art of the Table, Blue Door Antiques, Global Infusion, Mercury Head Gallery and Wealthy at Charles home & garden store.
Less than two miles further east is Gaslight Village, a beautifully maintained stretch of specialty shops and restaurants that leads directly to Reeds Lake, a popular all-sports destination.
You're four miles away from Woodland Mall and the 28th Street Shopping Corridor. It's dominated by big brand-name stores, but there are a number of independent retailers sprinkled in - including A.K. Rikk's Menswear, Bill & Paul's Sporthaus, Fruit Basket Flowerland and Schuler Books and Music.
Wherever you go in Grand Rapids, there's a Meijer store nearby. This is America's original superstore, featuring lots of unique Meijer-brand products.
Top off your day with a one-of-a-kind dinner at a homegrown farm-to-fork restaurant.
Downtown Rockford, 20 minutes north of Grand Rapids, is a quaint shopping village with wonderful shops and riverfront restaurants.
Lake Michigan beach towns, 30-40 minutes from downtown GR, are unique finds in and of themselves. They also offer some excellent shopping:
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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!
Psst! One of Grand Rapids' best kept secrets is ...getting around. Grand Rapids is only a few hours' drive from most major midwestern cities. Maps, Drive times ... more