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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Heartside
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

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    From enjoying an ice-cold cone with Mackinac Island Fudge ice cream to donning a sexy cocktail dress to kayaking a water trail, there's no shortage of summer events in Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas. Check out our suggestions for families, couples, beer lovers & foodies, and anyone who wants to dive in and truly experience Grand Rapids this summer.... Read More ›
    Saturday, April 9th, marked the second coldest opening day that the West Michigan Whitecaps had ever seen!  Snow sprinkled on fans who were excited for the spring and summer pastimes that ballparks promise- entertainment, snacks, and good company.  Although the season started cold, there's plenty to look forward to this season as the Whitecaps warm up! Fifth Third Ballpark is located in Comstock Park just a few miles north of Grand Rapids' city center.  Within the past five years, renovations due to both fire and age have helped shape the park into a beautiful destination for visitors and locals.  Tickets for most games start at $7 for lawn seats, or you can splurge for the newly expanded premium seating behind home plate, which includes table service and an unbeatable view of the game for $25 a ticket.  For bigger events, check out deck rentals that will seat up to 350 people, many of which include exclusive access to food stands and bars.... Read More ›
    Grand Rapids boasts 4 beautiful seasons, all with their own particular appeal. But summer, with its long, warm, sunny days, is special. It’s a season to celebrate: we grill, we spend time outdoors with family and friends, and we bask in seemingly endless days when the sun doesn’t set until well after dinner. Make the most of this summer by marking your calendar NOW for these 12 Grand Rapids summer events you won’t want to miss! 1.  Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts . Started in 1969, this June 3-5 marks the 47 th annual Festival, which is a weekend of downtown art-related fun aimed at making art accessible to everyone. Join the throngs of locals and visitors who turn out every summer to enjoy the free live music, dance, and arts activities…and indulge in tasty treats from dozens of food booths. 2.  Mad Men Cocktail Party . Don your sexiest cocktail dress and tuxedo for this black tie (or “vintage, 1960’s sophistication) occasion, where music, art and martinis will accompany steamy jazz at The Harris Building downtown. (21 years and up, only!) Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 8:00 PM. Click here for tickets .... Read More ›