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

    North Quarter

    Following the Grand River north out of downtown, the Cheshire Village and Creston districts boast strong, stable residential areas, thriving business districts and the largest greenspace within the city of Grand Rapids. The communities here have emphasized renovation rather than replacement, so historic touches abound.

    Where to eat in North Quarter

    Explore these great eateries in the North Quarter.

    Where to Shop in North Quarter

    What to Do in North Quarter

    Head to Riverside Park to bike or hike along the river, fish, boat, play disc golf, watch baseball or soccer games, or just soak up nature. At 250 acres, it's the largest park within Grand Rapids city limits. Riverside Park is also home to the Brewers Grove, a collection of trees planted by local Grand Rapids brewers with funds raised from selling pints of a tree themed beer.

    Get wet (in season) at the Aberdeen Park SplashPad. The park also features a KaBOOM! Playground, tennis and basketball courts, and an urban orchard.

    Bring the kids to Northfield Lanes, a family-oriented bowling center offering fun and entertainment for all ages.

    What to See in North Quarter

    See hundreds of classic cars at the Creston Car Show, an annual event that also features live music, children's activities, prizes, display and game booths, and more.

    Local North Quarter Favorites

    Anna's House offers a wide variety of traditional offerings plus an ever-changing specials menu. Names "Michigan's Best Breakfast Joint."

    Quinn & Tuites Irish Pub, voted Best Neighborhood Bar in Grand Rapids is known for its live Irish music and broad selection of Irish beers, ciders, and whiskeys.

    North Quarter Hidden Gems

    La Huasteca Mexican Restaurant serves fresh, authentic, homemade Mexican food: tacos, burritos, tostadas, enchiladas, sincronizadas and more. Primarily takeout but there's a small dining room.

    Where to stay in North Quarter