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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.

    Tag - accessibility

    Traveling to a new city typically requires planning and research, especially for those living with disabilities. From accessible attractions to getting around the city, Experience Grand Rapids gathered information to help make visiting Grand Rapids easier for everyone. Starting with transportation, the Grand Rapids bus system, The Rapid, has stops at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport for visitors arriving by plane. All The Rapid's buses are accessible, with boarding ramps and spaces inside the bus for passengers in wheelchairs. Those who would like to head somewhere off the public transportation route can call Reliable Medical Transport at 616.427.6414 two days prior to their desired travel date to schedule transportation. Visitors can also mention Disability Advocates of Kent County for a discount. Once in the city, there are a variety of places to visit and things to do.... Read More ›