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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.


    Imagine that your conference is going as planned, your attendees are happy, your attendance is up and your expectations have all been exceeded.

    Your imagination becomes reality in Grand Rapids. We deliver more of what meeting planners want - more variety and value, more service and support, more flexibility and fun. It all starts with our meeting venues:

    Our Downtown Convention Campus offers 90+ lodging, dining and entertainment options - all within a 10-minute walk of a riverside convention center.

    Additional downtown meeting venues range from banquet halls and ballrooms to theaters and museums.

    Venues outside downtown run the gamut from hotels and conference centers to lush botanical gardens and a tree house overlooking the city.

    Check out our convention services for 24/7 online planning assistance and a team of talented people eager to help you soar.

    Explore why Grand Rapids should be your next meeting destination.

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