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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.

    Top Ten Reasons to Group Travel

    1. Cool City. Hot Art.

    Enjoy special access and insight to ArtPrize, the world's richest, most radically open art competition. More than 1,500 artists display their work in downtown GR! Sept. 19 - Oct. 6, 2013. Bring your group to ArtPrize. We will help your group register to vote, set up a lunch with an ArtPrize artist, a visit to the Grand Rapids Art Museum and Grand Rapids Public Museum and much more.

    2. Quilting Bee Happy

    See more than 300 prize-worthy quilts and shop for supplies and gifts at the AQS Quilt Show. Enjoy related exhibits and collections at area museums. Aug. 14-17, 2013.

    3. Garden Getaway

    Visit the world-famous Holland Tulip Time Festival and see the natural and man-made sights at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the world's "Top 30 Must-See Museums." May 3-10, 2014. 

    4. Presidential Visit

    Experience three days of cultural delights at area museums and attractions, including the Smithsonian-caliber Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Year-round.

    5. Shipwreck City

    Travel to yesteryear with the incredible "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit" plus a companion exhibit on shipwrecks of the Great Lakes at Grand Rapids Public Museum. February - September 8, 2013. Don't miss this special offer to see this exhibit!

    6. Backstage Pass

    Go behind the scenes at some of our most popular attractions, including Grand Rapids Public Museum, Broadway Grand Rapids and Ferris Coffee & Nut.

    7. Broadway Grand Rapids

    See the best of Broadway without all the hassle and expense of an NYC trip. Just a few of this season's gems: Jersey Boys, West Side Story, Sister Act, Mamma Mia and Wizard of Oz. October 2013 - April 2014.

    8. Cruisin' the Grand

    Cap off your GR trip with a leisurely lunch, dinner or brunch cruise down the Grand River on an old-fashioned riverboat. May-October.

    9. Cool City. Hot Eats.

    Tour area farms and restaurants to learn why GR is a forerunner of the farm-to-plate dining movement. Schedule your tour in November to attend the International Food, Wine & Beer Festival.

    10. Tulip Time Festival

    View hundreds of thousands of tulips in bloom, experience authentic Dutch heritage and culture, and attend dazzling parades and concerts. May 3-12, 2014.