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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

    In with the “New”: 9 Local GR Shops to Help Refresh Your Home

    Spring is almost in the air, and for many people, that means it’s time to start tackling the spring cleaning to-do list....

    Experience GR Team
    March 16, 2018
    Irish Pubs of Grand Rapids

    Gather ‘round the bar, catch up with old friends, meet new ones, and enjoy a warm sense of camaraderie while hoisting a...

    Kirsetin Morello
    March 12, 2018
    Guide to Cooking with Beer

    With a background in fine dining and cooking with wine, executive chef at New Holland Brewing - The Knickerbocker , Dale...

    Pat Evans
    March 9, 2018
    New Exhibit Features The Great Lakes at the Grand Rapids Art Museum

    The Great Lakes are a marvel to almost every Michigander, but, there’s something dark in the water - at least that’s...

    Nadira Kharmai
    March 5, 2018
    Four Surprising Locations That Pair Yoga and Craft Beverages

    It’s no secret that Grand Rapids is brimming with locations and opportunities to settle in with a well-crafted beverage....

    Matt Medendorp
    March 2, 2018
    Use the New Brewsader® App to Explore Grand Rapids' Craft Breweries

    The journey to become a Beer City Brewsader ® or Ultimate Brewsader just got even easier. Experience Grand Rapids has...

    Experience GR Team
    March 1, 2018
    LaughFest Brings the Power of Laughter to Grand Rapids

    LaughFest is a fest that is made for all of us, and that is a good thing. We could all use more laughter. The countdown...

    Stu McCallister
    February 22, 2018
    Quintessential Beers that Make Grand Rapids Special

    There’s no doubt that Grand Rapids is known for its award-winning craft beer. While many cities across the United States...

    Pat Evans
    February 16, 2018