Dynamic Variation:

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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Play the Grand Rapids Game of Life: After Dark GR

The Game of Life was hands down my favorite board game to play growing up, I even bought myself the newest version to add to my stash of games during quarantine. Now imagine the joy when my good friend and colleague Hannah Berry created her own version of the Game of Life: After Dark Grand Rapids…

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Revisiting ArtPrize With These 5 Works of Art

When ArtPrize launched in 2009, I was skeptical. I’d never heard of anything like it (because there isn’t anything quite like it) and couldn’t conceive of the entire concept. Nonetheless, I picked up a map, planned a route, and headed downtown to check it out. Amazed isn’t an exaggeration of how I…

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The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Grand Rapids Staycation - Part 1

If you’re experiencing some frustrations because vacation plans have changed or been canceled this year, you can still keep those getaway aspirations alive by crafting a fun-filled staycation right here in Grand Rapids. Whether you’re an outdoor adventurer, avid foodie, family fun instigator, arts…

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Iconic Public Art Spots in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Vamonde app and website, contains content to help users experience the cities they visit like a local. Each city’s stories, written by local experts and influencers, include “must-see” spots and experiences. Because the art scene is an integral part of Grand Rapids, there’s an entire section in…

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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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Take a Tour of Grand Rapids’ Ghostly History

It’s that time of year when things start going bump in the night and people are on the search for spooktacular fall activities in Grand Rapids. Well, the spookiness of the season may find you if you are exploring certain areas downtown. Local legends tell of apparitions wandering the streets of…

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Historic Cemeteries of Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids’ historical cemetery system is a hidden gem of culture, landscape, and architecture. A cemetery may sound like an odd place to visit, but it’s actually a peaceful way to travel back in time. Cemeteries, as Thomas Dilley, local historian, author, and Grand Rapids Historical Society…

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Free Spring Family Fun around Grand Rapids

Now that it’s spring, there is so much to explore in greater Grand Rapids. Art, nature, and baby animals are just some of the treats waiting to be discovered. Gather the family and head out to these free West Michigan events and experiences. Events A Historical Betty Ford Easter Egg-Stravaganza…

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