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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 Guy's Guide to Exploring ArtPrize

    Three square miles of downtown Grand Rapids transform into an arts epicenter during ArtPrize each fall when artists and...

    Experience GR Team
    May 23, 2017
    Grand Rapids Tours and Experiences: Don’t Miss Founders’ Educational Classes

    Painting classes, cooking classes, walking tours, photography classes, craft beer tours, live music — there’s no end to...

    Kirsetin Morello
    May 18, 2017
    The Great Burger Round-Up: Grand Rapids’ Must-Try Burger Spots

    If you think Grand Rapids beer is good, then just wait until you've tried the burgers! We asked our Facebook , Instagram ,...

    Lyndsay Daly
    May 16, 2017
    Guide to Grand Rapids’ Unofficial Theatre Weekend

    Grand Rapids’ upcoming theatre season lineups have been announced, and this summer’s calendar of performances is going...

    Cultured GR
    May 11, 2017
    Taste West Michigan with these Farmers Markets

    Farmers market season in West Michigan – a time of year when residents and guests alike can enjoy the wide variety of...

    Sasha Wolff
    May 9, 2017
    Rock Out at These 5 Downtown Grand Rapids Music Venues

    As Grand Rapids continues to grow, the music scene continues to grow with it. New developments all over town have...

    Quinn Mathews
    May 4, 2017
    The Grand Rapids Summer Festival Hot List

    Beer, arts, community, and culture festivals are on tap for you this summer in Grand Rapids. No matter what your taste,...

    Melody VanderWeide
    May 2, 2017
    Get Your Geek On: 4 Must-Visit Comic Book Shops in Grand Rapids

    Local comic shops are committed to showcasing a broad and diverse offering of new releases as well as a stellar...

    Experience GR Team
    April 27, 2017