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    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

    A Winter Weekend of Grand Rapids Activities

    Grand Rapids’ beauty shines bright during the winter months. If you’re looking for a weekend getaway this winter, Grand...

    Sasha Wolff
    January 11, 2019
    Mark Your Calendars for these Late Winter and Spring Events

    When most people think of festivals, they likely think of an event that occurs during the warmer months, but why should...

    Nadira Kharmai
    January 10, 2019
    Explore Grand Rapids through the DASH North Route

    Grand Rapids’ DASH bus service is a convenient and free (yes, you read that correctly) way to get around downtown. In...

    Kirsetin Morello
    January 4, 2019
    TwoGuys Brewing Offers Craft Brews & Food in Wyoming, MI

    Address: 2356 Porter St. SW, Wyoming, MI Hours: Monday-Thursday: 3 PM to 10 PM; Friday: 11:30 AM to 11 PM; Saturday:...

    Pat Evans
    January 3, 2019
    Grand Rapids Restaurants That Focus on Accessibility

    When you go out to your favorite local restaurant , are you aware of how high the tables are? Before making dining...

    Nadira Kharmai
    December 28, 2018
    These Grand Rapids-Area Spots Starred in Feature Films

    It’s not uncommon for celebrities to visit the city of Grand Rapids, whether making appearances during annual events...

    Experience GR Team
    December 26, 2018
    Even More Grand Rapids Boutique Gyms That Allow Drop-Ins

    If you’re looking to get your sweat on while visiting Grand Rapids, there are plenty of small, intimate studios to help...

    Sasha Wolff
    December 20, 2018
    Local’s Guide to Late-Night Coffee Shops

    There are several locally-owned coffee shops in the Grand Rapids area that can help keep you energized throughout the...

    Experience GR Team
    December 18, 2018