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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.

    Travel Blog

    Six respected travel writers contribute to our My Experience Grand Rapids blog, sharing their adventures in and impressions of our fair city. They write about art, food, music, family playcations and whatever else strikes their fancy.

    The blog is a great place to uncover unique story angles. We also welcome Guest Bloggers who want to share their Grand Rapids experience.


    My Experience Grand Rapids Blog

    Adventure Abounds in Grand Rapids

    Adrenaline junkies or anyone looking for unconventional things to do in Grand Rapids, look no further. Whether you’re...

    Nadira Kharmai
    May 22, 2019
    Grand Rapids Summer Festival Hot List

    Summer festivals in West Michigan are the perfect way to enjoy your favorite things or discover something new. From June...

    Amy Busse
    May 20, 2019
    Where to Find Food Trucks in Grand Rapids

    Underground Cookie Club . Daddy Pete’s BBQ . Do Your Wurst . D&D’s Gluten-Free . Patty Matters , winner of the 2019 Food...

    Matthew Makowski
    May 16, 2019
    Fine Wine: Nine Great Grand Rapids Wine Bars

    Grand Rapids has a national reputation for beer , but that’s not the only beverage in town to sip on. For those who...

    Austin Langlois
    May 13, 2019
    Ideas for Accessible Attractions to Visit in Grand Rapids

    No matter the time of year, it’s always nice to get some fresh air, change up the scenery, and explore new venues....

    Nadira Kharmai
    May 2, 2019
    6 Reasons Why You Need to Attend Cider Week GR

    Starting Sunday, May 12, through Saturday, May 18, Grand Rapids will devote seven days to the local cider scene for the...

    Sasha Wolff
    April 26, 2019
    Coffee Roasters in Grand Rapids

    Specialty coffee has gained significant popularity in Grand Rapids. The city offers a wide variety of unique coffee...

    Allison Arnold
    April 22, 2019
    Beginner’s Guide to Fishing in Grand Rapids

    Anglers of all experience levels can find a great amount of fish in and around the Grand Rapids area no matter what...

    Kirsetin Morello
    April 18, 2019