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Labor Day

It’s the last big hurrah of summer – and Grand Rapids knows how to make it memorable. Here are some suggestions for each day of the long weekend: Dine, drink, shop and more in the city’s Refreshment…

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Plenty of Places to Launch in Grand Rapids

Summer days and boating go hand-in-hand. When temperatures climb and days get longer the urge to hit the water often grows strong. But where can you launch that runabout, sailboat, kayak or rowboat…

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Downtown Walking Tour

This ten-block downtown walking tour covers less than three-quarters of a mile - but it takes you all the way from Berlin to Vietnam! Start at the Grand Rapids Public Museum to experience history made…

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Perfect Picnic Places in Grand Rapids

Summer in Grand Rapids is a great time of the year to grab some good food and head outdoors to enjoy it. With so many beautiful parks and outdoor spaces in Grand Rapids to have a picnic, Experience…

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Locals’ Guide to Frozen Yogurt Shops in Grand Rapids

Frozen yogurt - commonly referred to as “froyo” - is a foodie trend with staying power. Frozen yogurt is made with less heavy cream than ice cream and can even be dairy-free, which is why many tout…

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Guide to Canoeing In and Around Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is a wonderful place to be year round, but summer is when the city really shines. There are a number of ways to discover Grand Rapids’ beauty, such as by foot, by bike, by trolley, and by…

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Locals’ Guide to Grand Rapids Ice Cream Shops

Has there ever been a more perfect pair than summer and ice cream? During the hot summer months, your sweet tooth will be satisfied thanks to the countless ice cream options in the Grand Rapids area…

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Family Farm Markets

You can purchase fresh-picked produce - or pick your own - at many of the farms and farm markets that supply local restaurants. At the Market Many area farms sell their goods at city farm markets…

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West Michigan Lighthouses

Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state - and many of them line the Lake Michigan coast, just a short drive from Grand Rapids. Grand Haven Lighthouse. This 51-foot tall, fire engine-red…

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Coffee Shops and Cafes with Outdoor Patios

Grand Rapids is home to numerous well-known cafes and coffee roasters, many of which open outdoor patios for warmer weather. Whether you’re looking for a small shop to grab a cup of coffee or a place…

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