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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.

    Grand Rapids Glossary: Terms to Travel By

    Our unique new terms highlighting many one-of-a-kind Grand Rapids travel experiences.

    Grand Rapids Glossary Full Definition:

    Brewsader

    (n) an advocate, enthusiast and imbiber of great beer, on a never ending quest for the perfect brew

     

    Biteseeing

    (v) to experience a destination through its flavors and foods, one spoonful at a time

     

    Artthrob

    (n) a destination that makes art-loving hearts flutter

     

    Fambition

    (n) the desire to achieve the best family vacation ever

     

    Tunetrotter

    (n) a person who travels in search of great live music

     

    Trekreation

    (n) refreshment of the mind and body through outdoor activity and exploration