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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.

    Jackie Stone

    Jackie Stone

    Events Manager

    AKA: Detail Diva
    (616) 233-3573

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    Plan exciting events for meeting planners and our community partners to showcase Grand Rapids/Kent County.


    Bachelor Degree- Communications- Western Michigan University, Certified Tourism Ambassador

    How long have you worked in the Tourism Industry?

    2.5 year

    How did you become a part of the Tourism Industry?

    With my previous position at Experience Grand Rapids, the Executive Coordinator.

    Favorite Vacation Spot?

    Any place warm!

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

    There is so much to do so bring comfortable shoes!  There really is something for everyone, no matter your interest!