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Amy is a married mother of two fantastic girls who doesn’t understand why everyone doesn’t live on Michigan’s West Coast. With so many great things to do in the area, she will begrudgingly admit what her friends have known for years – it is hard getting her to leave. However, she will invite you to visit anytime to explore the great outdoors, festivals, fun fitness activities, and of course the breweries.

Resolutions to Keep During Your Next Trip to Grand Rapids

Many people kick off the new year with resolutions to get healthier, save money, or learn new things while others eschew the entire notion. As a busy mom, one of my resolutions is to turn “I wish” into “I will” when it comes to fun, family activities. Regardless of where your other hopes are at the…

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Grand Rapids Ghost Restaurants

Ghost restaurants are popping up throughout Grand Rapids. While some might be afraid of the idea of ghosts, few diners will be scared of the delicious food these restaurants are bringing to the Grand…

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Visit the John Ball Zoo's Red Pandas & More

For more than 125 years, John Ball Zoo has given Grand Rapids locals and visitors of all ages the experience to learn more about animals from around the world. The zoo is home to nearly 2,000 animals…

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Last-minute Valentine's Day Getaway in Grand Rapids

Valentine’s Day on a Friday is the perfect excuse to grab your sweetie for a night (or two) on the town enjoying all Grand Rapids has to offer. With water views, a pedestrian-friendly downtown, hundreds of restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife, there is something here for every couple to take a…

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Places in Grand Rapids that Give Back

Among the great nightlife, variety of restaurants, fantastic museums, and friendly people in Grand Rapids, you’ll find businesses large and small committed to giving back to the community. With a…

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Navigating Family Fun Time at Van Andel Arena

A live event at Van Andel Arena is a guaranteed good time for ticket holders of any age. We’ve rounded up some fun ideas for families to enjoy before or after heading to the arena. The following…

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Great Reading about Grand Rapids

Settling in with a good book is always a good choice, especially when our fair city of Grand Rapids is involved. Whether you’re looking for local cooking inspiration, want to learn more about the founding citizens of Grand Rapids through history or fiction, or get an in-depth look at the history of Furniture City, these titles will have you looking for a comfy spot to read in no time…

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