Nestled along the shores of the Grand River, about 10 minutes southwest of downtown Grand Rapids, Grandville boasts a plethora of parks, miles of hiking and biking trails, and one of the region’s largest shopping and dining districts. Visitors enjoy the small-town feel preserved in such rituals as holiday parades, fireworks displays and other community celebrations.
You’ll find many of the national restaurants you know and love here, but you may want to give these local favorites a try: Anna’s House was voted the #1 Best Breakfast in Michigan. GrandVilla serves a mix of American and Mexican comfort foods. And the Rainbow Grill has been delighting diners since 1946.
Rivertown Crossings Mall lets you shop 100+ stores under one roof – but it’s just the start of your Grandville shopping experience.
Bike or hike Buck Creek Trail, which offers access to Buck Creek, the Grand River and the 15-mile Kent Trails system.
Take a spin at Tarry Hall Roller Skating Rink, which offers weekend and seasonal public skating sessions, complete with skate rentals and a skate shop.
See a movie at the 20-screen Celebration! Cinema theater at Rivertown Crossings.
See the 6,000-gallon aquarium stocked with Michigan fish at Cabela’s, the outdoor outfitter store.
See the Grand River on a picnic cruise aboard the Grand Lady Riverboat, modeled after the paddlewheel steamboats that cruised the river in the 1800s.
Osgood Brewing is a hometown brewery offering a rotating tap of mainstay beers plus unique pizzas, sandwiches and more.
Steenstra Royal Dutch Bakery is the place for fresh-baked goodies – including authentic Dutch treats like banket.
Loeschner’s Village Green is miniature golf course built in 1955 and laid out like a real golf course, with dog legs, angle shots and sand traps.
Schoolhouse #10 is a one-room schoolhouse built in 1887 and relocated to Heritage Park, a 19-acre greenspace in the heart of the city.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS AROUND GRAND RAPIDS West Michigan is brimming with options when it comes to Fourth of July Fun! Local communities are going all out with fireworks, festivals and parades
It may be cold outside, but that doesn't mean you need to stay cooped up! Here are a few local favorite things to do in the winter with kids. 1. Go Sledding. Many Grand Rapids parks offer great