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Budget-Friendly Ideas for Date Night

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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Dive Bars to Check Out in Grand Rapids

The term “dive bar” has evolved in meaning over the years. What once meant an uncertain destination for many now points to an off the radar, unpretentious spot that serves great drinks and is full of local character. If you’re looking for a lesser-known option that’s not as mainstream, Grand Rapids…

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Drag Brunch 101: A New Kind of Sunday Funday in Grand Rapids

One of the hottest things to do on a Sunday around Grand Rapids involves high kicks, cartwheels, and spins. It’s known as Michigan Drag Brunch, and it’s always a fun option for a Sunday Funday with friends. Michigan Drag Brunch features live dance performances, fabulous outfits, and of course…

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Iconic Public Art Spots in Downtown Grand Rapids

The art scene is an integral part of Grand Rapids and locals know there are pieces of outdoor art that everyone can enjoy. Whether it’s your first visit, or you live nearby, here are suggestions for “must-see” outdoor art and art-related experiences. Each of the following ten works of art have an…

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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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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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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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Tips for Mountain Biking in West Michigan

Surrounding Grand Rapids’ bustling city center is an abundance of biking trails that wind through a variety of the area’s diverse landscapes. West Michigan’s warmer months offer the perfect opportunity for locals and visitors to grab their bikes and head out on the trails for some mountain bike…

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