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

    Advertising Opportunities with Experience Grand Rapids

    Visitor Guide 2017Promote your business where people look to find local dining, lodging, entertainment and recreation ideas – advertise in The Experience, the Official Visitor’s Guide to the Best of Grand Rapids.

    You’ll reach 100,000+ people who pick up the print edition of The Experience each year – and another 150,000 people who view the online version. That’s more than a quarter-million people who are actively searching for something to do in Grand Rapids. Advertise to ensure that they consider your business as an option!

    Who reads The Experience?

    Tourists, business travelers, meeting planners, convention attendees, new residents, away-from-home college students and even locals. The unique digest size makes it easy to tote the book around and refer to it often – so your ad may be seen again and again.

    Ad Rates

    Ad rates are extremely reasonable – and you can get an even better deal by becoming a partner of Experience Grand Rapids. In many cases, you can obtain a partnership and an ad for less than the cost of buying the ad alone. And you get to enjoy all the perks of partnership.

    Group Tour Media

    Ad sales for The Experience are managed by Group Tour Media, a local company that is the world’s largest travel resource for the group tour industry. Please contact Jamie Cannon at Group Tour Media for questions and space reservations.

    Download The Experience Media Kit for ad rates, specifications and deadlines.