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

    Shuttle to Winter Beer Festival

    Leave the driving to someone else! Experience Grand Rapids is proud to offer shuttle service to and from the MI Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival. The festival has been rescheduled to March 2 & 3, 2018. Just follow the steps below and enjoy!

    Step 1:

    Purchase your ticket to the MI Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival. Due to the rescheduling of the festival, there are still tickets available for purchase for both Friday and Saturday.

    Step 2:

    Book your hotel room at any of the participating hotels below.

    Step 3:

    Make your shuttle reservation. You will need to know what hotel you are staying at (where you want to be picked up and dropped off) prior to this reservation for pick up purposes. $10 per person.

    Questions about the shuttle? Contact Peter at or 616-606-0467.

    Participating Shuttle Hotels

    (Please note: Due to limited shuttle bus parking downtown, the following hotels will be serviced by the JW Marriott shuttle stop. They are located within close walking distance to the JW motor lobby: Amway Grand, CityFlats, Downtown Courtyard by Marriott, Holiday Inn Downtown, Homewood Suites Downtown).

    Baymont Inn & Suites North

    CityFlatsHotel - Grand Rapids

    Country Inn & Suites East Beltline

    Downtown Courtyard by Marriott

    The Grand River Hotel

    Hampton Inn North

    JW Marriott Grand Rapids

    SpringHill Suites North by Marriott