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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.
    Heartside
    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.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    Grand Rapids, Michigan has been named one of America’s Super Cool Cities (Expedia, 2017), 1 of 52 Places to Go Worldwide (New York Times, 2016), the #1 U.S. Place to Visit (Groupon, 2015) and America’s #1 Travel Destination (Lonely Planet, 2014).


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    Grand Rapids - A Meeting Destination

    Grand Rapids, Michigan is a cool city to host your next meeting or convention. With over 7,000+ hotel rooms county-wide, 1,400+ rooms downtown and covered access to collaborative meeting space, hotels, ballroom spaces and DeVos Place convention Center. The convention center has 162,000 sq ft of meeting space with 30+ breakout rooms and a 40,000 sq ft of ballroom located along the Grand River.

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