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Your Romantic Getaway Weekend Itinerary in Grand Rapids

Although I’m a relative newcomer to Grand Rapids, I am still a Midwesterner, and I can tell you we’re a practical bunch. Case in point: winter. Midwesterners make the best of this season with festivals, outdoor adventures, and warming food. And while I am likely biased, if you’re looking for an easy…

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LGBTQ+ Weekend Getaway in Grand Rapids

Ranked as one of the “Gayest Cities in America,” Grand Rapids is a must-visit for LGBTQ+ travelers! Just 3-hours from Chicago, you’ll find tons of LGBTQ-owned businesses, queer coffee shops, art, music, delicious (vegetarian-friendly) food, and even the oldest gay bar in Michigan! Here are…

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Explore These 6 Totally Pawesome Dog-Friendly Trails in Kent County

One of my absolute favorite reasons for living in Kent County is the diverse mix of urban, rural, and natural areas intertwining to create a wide variety of unique worlds to explore. If “natural” piqued your interest there, Kent County offers a plethora of parks and hiking trails for outdoor…

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Your Fall Kid-Friendly Weekend Itinerary

As the hot humid air gives way to crisp cool mornings, Grand Rapids is ready for its glorious transition to all things fall… and so am I. Not only do the colors of the trees change, but so do the types of events and activities the Grand Rapids area has to offer. If you’ve been wondering what there…

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Sample Exclusive Wines & More With This GR-Area Wine Tour

Raise a Glass Wine Tours is a venture that chauffeurs guests around the greater Grand Rapids area for a luxury, one-of-a-kind local wine tour, beginning when the chauffeur picks you up at your downtown hotel or location of choice. Public tour options include a dinner wine tour and a brunch wine…

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Local's Guide to Hosting a Party in GR

As the designated party planner of my friend group and family, I understand the struggles of organizing a large group gathering. Luckily, whether you’re planning a birthday bash, a graduation celebration, holiday outings, corporate events, bachelor/bachelorette parties, or just a fun gathering with…

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A Vegan & Sustainable Weekend Itinerary for Grand Rapids

Veganism is continuously growing, and restaurants across Michigan are filling the demand, with Grand Rapids leading the way. Not only is Grand Rapids rising to meet the needs of people with dietary restrictions, but it has also been named “America’s Greenest City” by Fast Company Magazine. Some…

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You Can Take Your Kids on a Field Trip to the John Ball Zoo

Grand Rapids area attractions like Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Rapids Art Museum acknowledged the changes to at-home learning and have created field trip experiences for individual families, as an alternative to a traditional whole-class field trip. To change up their usual virtual school…

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Tips for Mountain Biking in West Michigan

Surrounding Grand Rapids’ vibrant city center and woven through small pockets within its neighborhoods, there is an abundance of multi-use trails that wind through the vast realm of the area’s landscapes. West Michigan offers the perfect opportunity for locals and visitors to grab their bikes (in…

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Budget-Friendly Date Night Ideas in Grand Rapids

When I first moved to West Michigan for college, I never imagined that I’d fall in love with Grand Rapids and decide to permanently make it my home. Over the past four years of undergrad, I’ve ventured out into the city quite a lot, making it a goal to try new restaurants and things to do at least…

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