Dynamic Variation:

Themed Bars and Restaurants in the Grand Rapids Area

Grand Rapids has seen an influx of themed bars and restaurants over the course of the past few years. Many are right downtown, but there are a variety that are outside the city’s core too. Spanning…

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Cross-Country Skiing in Grand Rapids

One of the great thing about Grand Rapids is the city’s close proximity to wildlife, nature, and beautiful outdoor scenes. You can easily find yourself in a winter wonderland within minutes of…

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Antique Your Way Through Grand Rapids

While Grand Rapids is hailed as a city that successfully reinvented itself for the 21 st century, it has always treasured the legacy of its past. Our antique shops, up-cycled outlets and vintage stores…

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New Year's Celebrations

Grand Rapids is a great place to bid goodbye to the old year and ring in the new one. Whether you prefer to celebrate at a public party or an intimate dinner, engage in activity or sit back and relax…

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Breweries That Built Beer City: Founders Brewing Co.

With more than 80 breweries along the Ale Trail in the greater Grand Rapids area, it’s no wonder the city is known as Beer City, USA. However, only a couple of decades ago, Grand Rapids wasn’t nearly…

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Steelhead Fishing in the Grand Rapids Area

They hit hard, leap high and run like a freight train when hooked. It’s no wonder steelhead are considered one of the country’s top sport fish – and it’s no surprise that hundreds of anglers converge…

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Where to Find Great Karaoke in Grand Rapids

Whether you’re planning a trip to Grand Rapids or you’re a seasoned local, you can find karaoke every night of the week at restaurants and bars all around town. When you’re ready to take the mic or…

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Snowshoeing in the Grand Rapids Area

Snowshoeing has been around for almost as long as civilizations have interacted with deep snow. Historians believe snowshoeing traces its roots back 6,000 years to Central Asia and were necessities…

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Skiing

Every season brings great outdoor recreation opportunities that are easily accessible from downtown Grand Rapids. In winter, downhill ski aficionados flock to Cannonsburg Ski Area, just 20 minutes…

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West Michigan Winter Sports

One of the distinct benefits of living in West Michigan is that we can enjoy the beauty of all four seasons. It’s one of the reasons visitors like coming here. No matter the weather, there’s plenty to…

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