Dynamic Variation:

Holiday Lights in Grand Rapids: Downtown & Around Town

Grand Rapids was named America’s Jolliest City for the way we celebrate the holidays. Generous and friendly residents coupled with fun holiday events, safe streets and Christmas tree farms make this…

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Grand Rapids becomes a fatbike-friendly community

When Experience Grand Rapids first profiled the local fatbiking community back in 2018, it was clear the snow sport was exploding in popularity and participation. We can now report that area…

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Visiting Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in the Winter

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is an iconic tourist destination in Grand Rapids. When springtime hits, people flutter to Meijer Gardens to see the largest temporary butterfly exhibit in the…

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Valentine's Day

Named an “Incredibly Romantic Midwest Getaway” by TripAdvisor and one of America’s Top 25 Romantic Cities by OpenTable, Grand Rapids is the perfect place to celebrate love … on Valentine’s Day and…

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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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Grand Rapids: A Winter Wedding Wonderland

With ample churches, ballrooms, event halls, and beautiful “River City” scenery, Grand Rapids is becoming a popular wedding location. In fact, it was recently listed as the seventh most romantic city…

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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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Fun and Educational Winter Break Activities for All Ages

Holiday school breaks are a great time to explore Grand Rapids with family and friends. In addition to our usual robust lineup of winter and holiday diversions, a number of attractions offer special…

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