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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.
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    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.

    Insiders Guide to Grand Rapids, Michigan

    Where to Find – or Make – the Perfect Bloody Mary in Grand Rapids by  Kirsetin Morello on March 24, 2017

    There’s no denying Grand Rapids’ brunch scene is growing, and with it, there are more options than ever to find the perfect Bloody Mary. From full-service Bloody Mary bars, to secret recipes and...

    Grand Rapids' West Side Welcomes Whiskey Bar, Butcher's Union by  Kirsetin Morello on March 23, 2017

    The West Side of Grand Rapids is transforming, making the beloved neighborhood a destination for dining, shopping, and nightlife. In 2015, we saw the addition of Harmony Hall and Black Heron to...

    8 Ways to Welcome Spring in Grand Rapids by  Experience GR Team on March 16, 2017

    Spring might be the most anticipated time of year in West Michigan. Heavy coats and boots are put away, the days get longer, and things start to get a little greener. If you're thinking spring,...

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    Find Your Inspiration

    Experience the creative energy of Grand Rapids. Dazzling art and culture, awesome dining and nightlife, inspiring natural beauty and exhilarating community spirit. Stroll our walkable downtown jam-packed with more than 100 restaurants, clubs, theaters and museums. Come to Grand Rapids, where every day is a work of art.

    Things to do in Grand Rapids

    Do Something Crafty: Beer Tours

    Explore beer production tours, guided beer tours and our self-guided Beer City Ale Trail.

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    Live Music Lover

    You’re all about experiencing music live and in person, and forging genuine connections with performers and fellow fans.…

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    Food Trail

    The Grand Rapids Food Trail is a self-guided tour of 30+ delicious destinations.

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    Art in GR

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

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