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A Local's Guide to Grand Rapids-Area Coffee Shops

Not only is Grand Rapids widely recognized as a top 10 Foodie City and Beer City USA, but its locals also praise its many unique coffee shops. Though you’re not far from popular coffee chains like Starbucks and Biggby in the Grand Rapids area, there are plenty of local places that any coffee lover…

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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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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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Coffee Shops and Cafes with Outdoor Patios

Grand Rapids is home to numerous well-known cafes and coffee roasters, many of which open outdoor patios for warmer weather. Whether you’re looking for a small shop to grab a cup of coffee or a place to enjoy brunch with friends, you can easily find an ideal outdoor space to enjoy either. Experience…

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