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    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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    Beer Tour

    Beer City USA Logo

    It's no secret that Grand Rapids, a Cool City with Great Beer, has gotten a lot of attention for the craft beer scene.  Voted 2012 Beer City USA and again in 2013,  Grand Rapids is home to Founders, the 3rd best brewery in the world, and HopCat, voted both the #1 brewpub in the US and the 3rd best beer bar on Earth.

    So why not get a taste of our many local craft breweries with your own self-guided craft beer tour and see for yourself why put Grand Rapids on the Top 10 Vacation Cities for Beer Lovers list!

    Not only can you use the craft beer tour map below to forge your own path along our beer trail of over 40+ local craft breweries, but you can now go behind the scenes at many of the area's most noted breweries! Each tour provides a personalized, insider look at every step of the process, from fermenting to bottling.  We're proud of how we brew here in Beer City USA, and we're not afraid to share it!

    Beer City Ale Trail

    Explore the many breweries on the self-guided Beer City Ale Trail that make Grand Rapids Beer City USA! 

    Click on the map to download a printable map.   

    Ale Trail Beer Map