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In addition to recognitions for our robust economy, Grand Rapids has been racking up travel and tourism honors – such as 1 of 7 Places to Go Worldwide (Jetsetter), 1 of America’s Super Cool Cities (Expedia) and America’s Top Travel Destination (Lonely Planet). Our Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park was ranked the World’s #1 Sculpture Park in 2021. USA Today named us the Craft Beverage Capital of the U.S. and America’s Best Beer City/Scene. We’re 1 of the Top 14 Walkable Cities in the U.S. (Trips to Discover), the Safest, Most Affordable City in America (Realtor Magazine) and Michigan’s Best Food City (Thrillist).

Our wide range of tourism options, walkability, safety, ease of access and affordable hotel rooms earned us a spot on Travmar’s Top 25 Convention Cities for 2020 – and one of the Top 3 in the Midwest!