Family Fun in Grand Rapids means fun-filled activities and events for all ages.

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  • by Kate Lieto photo by Danielle
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The Grand Rapids area has been my home for nearly 15 years now – and I’m always thrilled to show it off to my friends and family back on the east side of the state. One of my best friends, Danielle visited me this June with her family. With her husband out of town on business, it…

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Grand Rapids is an ideal choice for a family vacation because it combines the pleasures and conveniences of big city life with the charm and affordability of a small town.

Things to Do

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Family Must Do List

Family Must Do List

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The metropolitan center of western Michigan is the perfect place for families.
  • by Matthew Makowski photo by Paul Jendrasiak for Experience GR
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The Makowski family loves flights. Not of the airplane variety, however. I’m talking about “flights” typically associated with beer, pizza, ice cream, dips, donuts, or really anything you can turn into a sampling of variations of things you love. For our family, that now…

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Grand Rapids Griffins

  • Van Andel Arena
  • (616) 774-4585

This AHL team offers the coolest game in town. The Griffins, the primary affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings, play in the beautiful Van Andel Arena. Call (616) 222-4000 or (800) 585-3737 for ticket information.

Save on Your Stay

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Local Favorites

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Beach Day Trips

Locals recommend their favorite “shore things.”

photo by Experience Grand Rapids - Top Flight Family.

Family Friendly Events

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Hotel Deals

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Holiday Inn Grand Rapids South

  • 6569 Clay Ave. SW
  • (616) 871-9700

The Holiday Inn Express in South Grand Rapids offers an excellent blend of business and leisure travel amenities. All rooms come with a complimentary hot breakfast buffet, fridge / microwave, and free high speed internet. Business travelers…

Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Rapids Airport

  • 3333 28th St. SE
  • (616) 949-9222

Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Rapids Airport creates a seamless full-service hotel experience that has been thoughtfully designed with the essential needs of frequent travelers in mind. Providing streamlined flow for our guests, the hotel…

There's no shortage of indoor things to do in Grand Rapids. Find museums, shopping, bowling, movies and plenty more to do when the weather outside is not ideal.