One of the fastest-growing cities in the state of Michigan is home to a wide variety of shopping, dining, lodging and entertainment options, all easily accessible from downtown Grand Rapids (14 minutes away) and the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (just outside the city limits). Family-friendly and culturally diverse, Kentwood is welcoming to all visitors.
Choose from more than 80 restaurants of every kind, from global fast-food chains to homegrown independent eateries. Adventurous palates can enjoy ethnic cuisines including Bosnian, Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Nepalese, Thai, Vietnamese and more … all within the space of 20 square miles.
The shopping experience in Kentwood begins at Woodland Mall, with 100+ famous brand-name stores, and extends to dozens more shopping options.
Play all sorts of arcade games and watch big-screen sports at Dave & Buster’s.
Visit Castaway Bay at Ramada Plaza – the mini waterpark includes an indoor pool and 180-ft high indoor water slide.
Head to Sky Zone Trampoline Park for an indoor, “out-of-the-box,” fun workout.
See outdoor movies and concerts during the Summer Entertainment Series at the Kentwood branch of Kent District Library.
See your kids squeal with delight on the Splash Pads at Veteran’s Park and Pinewood Park.
See independent films and reduced-price second-run movies at Celebration! Cinema Woodland.
Cascade Winery/Jaden James Brewery features a wide assortment of wine, beer, cider and mead, all made in house.
Kentwood Ice Arena offers public skating on Sundays.
Asian Delight Marketplace, Kim Nhung Superstore, Korpo’s Imports African Market and Super Green Market are excellent sources of international grocery items.
Both Jaycee Park and Old Farm Park feature challenging disc golf courses.
Spring is in the air! Get your family out and come and explore Grand Rapids! To help you get started, we've rounded up family-friendly things to do in GR each day of the week. Let's go! Evening Fun
It might be hard to believe with snow still on the ground, but for Grand Rapids kids, Spring Break is just around the corner. It's time to start planning some activities to keep you all from climbing