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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.

    Wine, Art & Chocolates

    Three things that are always better shared – in a city where sharing is the norm. It’s the perfect place to indulge your love of the finer things in life.

    Choose from the following to create your itinerary:

    Art + Chocolate Tour

    Sample the eye candy on a guided tour of Grand Rapids Art Museum and tantalize your taste buds with a decadent selection of gourmet chocolates. Scheduled on request.

    Brush Studio

    Enjoy wine, beer and food while a talented artist walks you through the process of replicating the painting of your choice or a custom painting developed especially for you. 2-2.5 hours.

    Cascade Winery

    Visit this family-owned winery to learn about the wine-making process, sample selections and browse a broad range of traditional wines as well as fruit wines made with the harvest from local orchards and farms.

    Hudsonville Winery

    This restaurant and winery offers a wide variety of wines made on site, including unique fruit wines such as Acai, Brambleberry, Green Apple, Peach and White Sangria.

    The Local Epicurean

    The Chocolate Lounge at this downtown gourmet shop offers a menu full of original chocolate recipes – including handmade truffles – and a barista bar. Classes in chocolate-truffle making are also available.

    Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery

    Visit this 100-year-old family farm to tour the winery, cider mill, orchard and bakery. Sample and purchase wines and ciders as well as fresh fruit, baked goods and other edible gifts. 3 hours.

    Sweetland Candies

    A Grand Rapids institution since 1919, this sweets shop offers a wide variety of chocolate treats, all handmade right here.

    Wine & Canvas

    Local artists will help you recreate a painting selected by you as you sip your favorite wine or cocktail. Best part – you take your art with you while someone else cleans up the mess! 2.5-3 hours.




    International Wine, Beer & Food Festival

    Celebrate the finer foods in life at the Midwest’s premier tasting and shopping event, when hundreds of vendors and thousands of foodies meet up in downtown Grand Rapids. November each year.