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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.

    The Insider Experience

    Eat, stay, and play like a local in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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    Festival of the Arts
    Festival of the Arts has been a Grand Rapids tradition for nearly 50 years, and for good reason. This June 3, 4, and 5, Festival of the Arts, known locally as Festival, returns, bringing the music, art, and food, Grand Rapidians have come to expect. Whether you’ve never been or this is your 47 th year, we’ll give you the inside scoop on what’s new, what you can expect and how you can get the most out of Festival.... Read More ›
    Brewer's Grove
    We all know that beer is a great connector for residents of Grand Rapids.  With such an abundance of cool breweries to check out, it has become commonplace to meet and collaborate in a place where beer is present.  In 2013, this was already happening at Harmony Brewing Company in East Grand Rapids.  Representatives from Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and brewer Jackson VanDyke were discussing how the brand new Beer City USA title could help GR become a greener, more beautiful place to live and tour.  The idea for raising funds using specialty 'tree beers' to plant Brewer's Grove was born here, and has turned into a successful collaboration between the Grand Rapids Society of Brewers (GRSOB), Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, and the Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project .... Read More ›