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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.

    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...

    Downtown
    Grand Rapids

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

    Neighborhoods

    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.
    West Michigan Parks are Community Treasures

    Parks, trails, forests and greenspaces cover thousands of acres and touch every corner of Kent County. As the weather...

    Experience Grand Rapids
    April 16, 2019
    The Grand River: An Update on the River Restoration Project

    The Grand River Restoration project inspired an entire city to rally behind restoration of its namesake river. More that...

    Experience Grand Rapids
    March 5, 2019
    Grand Rapids is growing and people are noticing

    Grand Rapids is consistently ranked as one of the best and fastest growing economies in the country. Downtown...

    Experience Grand Rapids
    January 16, 2019
    The (perpetual) season of giving in West Michigan

    In this giving season, we take a look at the generous gifts and givers that have helped make Grand Rapids the vibrant...

    Experience Grand Rapids
    December 12, 2018
    Waste Not: How Grand Rapids Approaches Sustainability

    Grand Rapids has long been a model of sustainability nationwide. Government, business and nonprofit partners have come...

    Experience Grand Rapids
    November 5, 2018

    The Rapid Exchange Blog

    Perspectives on enriching our community.