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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.
    Heartside
    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.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

    Get Ready to Experience Grand Rapids

    One of The New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2016. The #1 U.S. travel destination in 2014. Beer City USA. Home to one of the globe's top five festivals. Grand Rapids, Michigan is all of this and so much more - a city that will constantly surprise and delight you with authentic and unforgettable world-class experiences made easy, affordable and friendly.

    Top 10 Reasons to Visit

    1. Art & Culture

    Grand Rapids has long been a mecca for creators and admirers of art.

    2. Craft Beer & Beverages

    Experience the authenticity, excitement &camaraderie of the craft beverage...

    3. Family

    Find family events, activities and experiences that appeal to all ages!

    4. Food & Dining

    You want local, fresh, healthy and sustainable choices? We have it here!

    5. Music

    You’ll find something for every musical taste here at 100+ live-music...

    6. Outdoor Recreation

    Ready to run, bike, paddle, swim, fish and golf your way around?

    7. Shopping

    Two 100-store malls, and outlet mall, and unique neighborhood shops.

    8. Sports

    Are you ready to cheer your favorites on to victory?

    9. Beaches

    Our world-class beaches are clean, clear and oh-so-close.

    10. Tours & Experiences

    Immerses yourself in the culture, cuisine and lifestyle of Grand Rapids!

    The Insider Experience >
    Eat, stay, and play like a local in Grand Rapids, Michigan
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    December 13, 2017
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    It’s December, and we’re all-in on holiday shopping. Our city is full of great local shops to help you check off...

    Austin Langlois
    December 11, 2017

    The Art of Collaboration

    Every city has buildings, places and people. Some have community. Some even have vision. But very few have a collaborative, innovative, pioneering spirit. This is what differentiates us. An unwavering belief in who we are...and together, what we can accomplish.