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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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Locally Crafted Hard Seltzer in Grand Rapids

Hard seltzer continues to attract new fans across the nation and is one of the hottest new trends in boozy drinks. Hard seltzer, or spiked seltzer, is an alcoholic beverage containing carbonated water, alcohol, and usually a fruit flavoring. These beverages have really made a comeback over the past…

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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 focus on philanthropy, these businesses are part of what makes Grand Rapids so special. Not only are…

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Weekend Itinerary for Shopping Local

When it comes to shopping in Grand Rapids, the variety of options can leave even the best shoppers wondering where to start. As a Grand Rapids native, one of the most commonly asked questions that I receive from out of town guests is “Where do I need to shop, and while I’m shopping, where can I…

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Grand Rapids Restaurants with Surprising Vegan Options

It's possible that no one in Grand Rapids knows more about vegan dining than Kolene Allen. She’s a leading voice in the Grand Rapids vegan community and an all-around vegan guru. Allen is continually updating her 4,800+ Facebook fans on Vegan Grand Rapids about new finds (like Justin’s peanut butter…

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Local's Guide to Fall Fashion in Grand Rapids

Whether you’ve visited Grand Rapids before or if this your first time here, it can be hard to figure out what to put into your suitcase as you get ready to travel. As someone who is local to Grand Rapids and into fashion, I’m here to help with my style guide driven by local hotspots to help you get…

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

A new tour around Grand Rapids might be a perfect activity if you love wine and are looking for a fun way to spend time with friends or family. Raise a Glass Wine Tours is a new venture that chauffeurs guests around the greater Grand Rapids area for a luxury, one-of-a-kind local wine tour, beginning…

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Your Kid-Free Fall Weekend Itinerary for Your GR Getaway

Fall is a beautiful time to visit West Michigan. The air is crisp, the skies are blue, and the trees are decked with brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges. It’s also the time of year that outdoor art is in full bloom, whether it’s the year for ArtPrize® or, in alternate years, Project 1 . Another…

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Epic Grand Rapids Brunches According to Vegan GR

When it comes to one of the best meals of the week (brunch, of course), Grand Rapids’ vegan food scene is the (non-dairy) cream of the crop. Whether you’re looking for a diner-style spot, a super healthy bowl, or a greasy plate, Grand Rapids has it all. This list only scratches the surface of the…

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Epic Vegan Desserts in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids’ unique dining scene has garnered numerous recognitions, including being named Michigan’s Best Food City by Thrillist. Grand Rapids is home to hundreds of restaurants, many of which offer dining options to accommodate a wide variety of dietary restrictions and preferences. If you’re…

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