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A Local’s Guide to Accessible Hotels in Grand Rapids

Every year, thousands of visitors and locals enjoy the sights and sounds of Grand Rapids’ robust downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods. Grand Rapids and those who own and operate its diverse array of experiences strive to accommodate visitors with special needs so that everyone can enjoy the…

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Locals’ Guide to Fall Hikes in the GR Area

Fall is arguably the best time of year for hiking in Grand Rapids. The weather is crisp and cool, and you get to take in the beautiful pops of color from the changing leaves. From paved trails to dirt paths, there are plenty of outdoor spaces to get some steps in while enjoying the scenery. Here…

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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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Veen Observatory: A Hidden Gem in The Grand Rapids Area

In Grand Rapids, you don't have to travel far to escape the lights of the city for dark, starry country skies. About a 25-minute drive from Grand Rapids, in Lowell, amateur astronomers and curious members of the public can visit the James C. Veen Observatory to view stars, planets, and other…

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Rock Out at These 5 Downtown Grand Rapids Music Venues

As Grand Rapids continues to grow, the music scene continues to grow with it. New developments all over town have changed the landscape for live music, creating a whole new Grand Rapids Music Trail which features more than 100 live music venues. Whether it’s music that is born and based right here…

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Where to Find – or Make – the Perfect Bloody Mary in Grand Rapids

There’s no denying Grand Rapids’ brunch scene is growing, and with it, there are more options than ever to find the perfect Bloody Mary. From full-service Bloody Mary bars, to secret recipes and unique twists on the classic morning cocktail, here’s a look at 11 must-try spots for the ultimate Bloody…

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Grand Rapids Restaurants That Focus on Accessibility

When you go out to your favorite local restaurant, are you aware of how high the tables are? Before making dining reservations, do you consider whether the establishment has steps or a ramp? These are just some of the questions that a person with a disability may consider before choosing a place to…

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Grand RAPPids: Apps to Help Make Your Visit Awesome

“Where should I eat?” “What’s fun to do in Grand Rapids?” “Where do I park?” These questions don’t need to weigh you down when you’re adventuring around Grand Rapids. Each question can be quickly and easily answered through numerous mobile apps that aim to make your time in Grand Rapids as enjoyable…

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