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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.

    Cedar Springs

    Known throughout the region for its annual Red Flannel Festival celebrating the famous “drop-seat” long johns and nightwear, Cedar Springs boasts a small but vibrant business district and numerous recreational areas, parks and lakes. It is just 20 minutes north of downtown Grand Rapids.

    Where to Eat in Cedar Springs

    In addition to a variety of national fast-food restaurants, Cedar Springs offers a number of homegrown favorites – including Sue’s Country Kitchen, Classic Kelly’s Family Restaurant, Jose’s Restauranté and Main Street Restaurants.

    Where to Shop in Cedar Springs

    Residents rely on a small but diverse business community – and head 10 miles south to Rockford for more shopping options.

    What to Do in Cedar Springs

    Visit Cedar Springs Brewing Company – it’s a Bavarian-style restaurant, brauhaus, biergarten, wine-maker and distiller in the heart of Cedar Springs.

    Access the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail, a paved rail-to-trail path, as it passes through Cedar Springs on a 93-mile trek from Grand Rapids to Cadillac.

    Don’t miss the Red Flannel Festival every autumn – parades, arts & craft show, car show, horseshoe throwing contest, lumberjack supper and more.

    What to See in Cedar Springs

    See a film or stage show at Kent Theatre – a classic 120-year-old community-owned and operated venue.

    Local Cedar Springs Favorites

    The Roundup Tavern, a longtime local hangout, offers a regular schedule of live music performances.

    Cedar Springs Hidden Gems

    The Cedar Springs Historical Museum, open Wednesdays, includes a one-room historical schoolhouse, genealogy section and store.