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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.
    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.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

    Dan Kyle

    Dan Kyle

    Information Systems Specialist

    AKA: Chief Disaster Averter
    (616) 233-3551



    Working with our staff to help make sure their technology needs are being met.


    Grand Valley State University: Bachelor of the Arts, English/Education Major

    How long have you worked in the Tourism Industry?

    This is my first position in the Tourism industry

    How did you become a part of the Tourism Industry?

    I applied for my current position with Experience Grand Rapids!  I spent a lot of time in Grand Rapids during my time at GVSU and was always telling people how much I loved it here and how much there is to do, so it’s a perfect fit!

    Favorite Vacation Spot?

    Italy.  I spent two weeks touring the country in college, and my wife and I spent about a week in Rome for our honeymoon.  I hope to have the chance to go back!

    One piece of advice or tip you would give to a first time visitor to Grand Rapids?

    There is something for everyone, so check out our website or give us a call to figure out what you should do and where you should go to be sure you make the most of your time.