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    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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    Gran Fondo downtown
    On June 25, 2016, beginner and advanced cyclists will take to their bikes to help raise funds for skin cancer awareness, prevention and research in Grand Rapids' fourth annual MSU College of Human... Read More ›
    Gran Fondo
    It’s time to mark your calendar! June 25, 2016 is the date for the fourth annual MSU College of Human Medicine Gran Fondo (which is Italian for “big ride”). Grab your bike and join both casual riders and serious cyclists as you line up to ride one of four routes, ranging from 12-80 miles and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of West Michigan, while raising funds for skin cancer awareness, prevention and research. What is it? Over 1,000 cyclists participated in the MSU Gran Fondo its first year (2013). Last year, that number topped 1,800 cyclists and they expect to double their inaugural year participation number this year. What’s more, last year’s cyclists raised nearly $200,000 for the cause, adding to the overall total of more than $470,000 raised thus far.... Read More ›