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About Grand Rapids

Get ready to be wowed - Grand Rapids never fails to surprise visitors with the huge variety of things to see and do here: World-renowned art, museums and historic sites for cultural vacationers. World-class golf, recreation and beaches for nature lovers. Incredible farm-to-table restaurants for foodies and wholesome "playcation" fun for families.

It's all topped off by the most vibrant downtown between Chicago and Cleveland - all the benefits of a big city with none of the hassle.

Check out more Things to Do in detail or explore what make Grand Rapids a Cool City!

All about Grand Rapids!

History of
Grand Rapids

From Furniture City to Beer City - Grand Rapids history is full of art and...

President Ford & Betty Ford

One of the most iconic couples, President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford spent...

Grand Rapids

Downtown Grand Rapids offers a variety of entertainment, dining, shopping...


Grand Rapids has 8 distinct destination neighborhoods to explore each with...

Grand Rapids Regions

The Grand Rapids is made up of many surrounding communities with their own...

Beach Towns

Coastal towns with unique shops, beaches and lighthouses!

Colleges & Universities

Grand Rapids is a college town with at least 15 institutions of higher...

EXGR Recognitions

We're proud of our accomplishments - Check them out!

Eco Friendly

You live a green lifestyle and you want your travel experiences to reflect...

A Grand Investment
Ongoing series exploring the business landscape of Grand Rapids.
Investing in Grand Rapids is Key to a Strong West MI Economy

For decades, game changing building and revitalization projects driven by strong public-private partnerships have been...

Experience Grand Rapids
February 9, 2021
James Beard Award-Winning Chef Relocates to Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids food scene is now home to a James Beard award-winning chef as Paul Berglund assumes the executive chef...

Experience Grand Rapids
January 26, 2021
DMCs are Key to Virtual and Hybrid Event Success

While the size of in-person events continues to be capped for many places due to the coronavirus, the possibilities and...

Experience Grand Rapids
January 8, 2021
Our Talented and Experienced Team

The COVID-19 crisis has cut straight to the core of the meetings industry, as stay-at-home orders, travel shutdowns and...

Experience Grand Rapids
August 31, 2020
Fly Confidently to Grand Rapids

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) is experimenting with revolutionary new tools in its ongoing efforts to...

Experience Grand Rapids
August 3, 2020

The Rapid Exchange Blog

Perspectives on enriching our community.