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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.


    The tourism industry is a $1.175 billion industry in Kent County and has a substantial impact on our community. Experience Grand Rapids hosts a variety of annual community events to further promote tourism trends, celebrate economic impact, advance industry knowledge and build collaborations. These events are held in several locations around Kent County and attendees include our 32-member Board of Directors, over 1,500 Certified Tourism Ambassadors, nearly 400 invested partners, elected officials and major community stakeholders. Needless to say, they have fast become premier annual events in Grand Rapids.

    Experience Grand Rapids offers a Community Event Sponsorship, which encompasses opportunities for participation in all our community events. 

    For more information regarding these packages, please contact Jackie Stone, Executive Coordinator at or (616) 233-3552.