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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.

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    Year-Round Attractions

    Agritourism. Visit the farms and farm markets that supply our residents and restaurants, and tour our agriculture-rich countryside and small towns.

    Beer Tours. Customize your Beer City USA trip along the Ale Trail tour of 30+ craft breweries - don't miss the world's third-best brewery and America's best brewpub.

    Culinary Arts. The Grand Rapids culinary experience is second to none - visit our farm-to-fork restaurants, tour the farms and farm markets that supply our food, and take cooking classes that will teach you the West Michigan way.

    Farm-to-Fork. Tour the farms and farm markets that supply local farm-to-fork restaurants and make Grand Rapids a foodie favorite.

    Shopping. Enjoy the best store selection between Chicago and Detroit - two massive malls, scores of independent retailers, and singular specialty stores like Cabela's are all located within a 15-minute drive.

    Wine Tours. Grand Rapids is the perfect home base for exploring Lake Michigan wine country - start with the city's unique fruit wineries in the city, then venture out to 15+ surrounding vineyards.

    Seasonal Attractions

    Broadway Grand Rapids. Direct from New York, see top theatrical events at Grand Rapids prices. Fall - Spring.

    Butterflies are Blooming. The most popular annual exhibit at world-renowned Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park features more than 6,000 butterflies flying free all about you. March - April.

    Golf. Dozens of courses within minutes of town make Grand Rapids a golfer's paradise. Spring - Fall.

    Restaurant Week Grand Rapids. A fun, creative, affordable way to experience farm-to-fork dining. August.

    ArtPrize. Time magazine hailed our biggest annual event as one of the world's top 5 festivals - see 1,500+ diverse works of art and vote for the winner! September - October.

    Fall Foliage. Recognized as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Foundation, Grand Rapids puts on a spectacular color show every autumn. September - November.