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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

    6 Places to Try During Restaurant Week GR If You Love Beer

    With accolades like Beer City, USA and Best Beer Scene in 2017 by USA Today, it’s no secret that the thriving beer and...

    Kirsetin Morello
    August 18, 2017
    Decadent Desserts to Try During Restaurant Week Grand Rapids

    Over the last several years, Restaurant Week GR has been the perfect reason to enjoy a specially-designed, three-course...

    Amy Busse
    August 16, 2017
    5 Places with Great Vegetarian Options for Restaurant Week GR

    Grand Rapids wasn’t named “ Michigan’s Best Food City ” for nothing! Our city is chock-full of new restaurants to try, in...

    Kirsetin Morello
    August 14, 2017
    Dining With Kids, Tweens, and Teens During Restaurant Week GR

    With all the great deals offered at Grand Rapids area restaurants during Restaurant Week GR , it’s the perfect time to...

    Nichole Kladder
    August 11, 2017
    The Grand Rapids Late Summer & Fall Festival Hot List

    The weather is warm, the ice cream trucks are circulating, and the kids are home from school – but not for much longer!...

    Lyndsay Daly
    August 7, 2017
    6 Grand Rapids Area Disc Golf Courses to Hone Your Throws

    Say goodbye to early tee times, cart rentals, and losing golf balls. Disc golf is a once-niche sport gaining steam...

    Austin Langlois
    August 4, 2017
    Local’s Guide to Outdoor Patio Dining in Grand Rapids

    Summer in Grand Rapids is glorious: beautiful temperatures, sunny skies, and lots of restaurants with patios that beg...

    Kirsetin Morello
    July 27, 2017
    Run Through History with Grand Rapids Running Tours

    Regardless of what city you live in, it’s easy to overlook the familiar parts of it while traveling the same roads and...

    Sasha Wolff
    July 21, 2017