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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.

    Grand Rapids Trails, Tours & Scenic Routes

    All paths lead to fun in Grand Rapids! Here, the journey and the destination are equally rewarding – whether you’re exploring our grand outdoors or our cosmopolitan cityscape, you’ll find all sorts of things to see and do along the way. Chart your own course using the trail guides below or opt for guided tours and experiences to enrich your adventure.

    Fall Fun in Grand Rapids

    Autumn in Grand Rapids delights more than just the eye. Explore trails, apple picking and fresh donuts throughout the area!…

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    Scenic Drives & Tour Spots

    Downtown Walking Tour

    Explore Grand Rapids with this ten-block walking tour.

    Heritage Tours

    Explore the rich and varied history of Grand Rapids with a tour of...

    Self-Guided Audio Tour

    Use your smartphone to guide you around downtown landmarks.

    Sculpture & Historic Buildings

    Everywhere you look art is in the form of sculptures, murals and historic...

    City Arts Tour

    Discover museums, galleries, public art projects and more.

    Countryside Tour

    Explore the region’s small towns and agricultural legacy.

    Fall Color Tour

    Follow this tour to see a variety of fall colors in the area!

    Area Parks & Trails

    Grand Rapids and Kent County maintain more than 110 park sites encompassing 8,000+ acres of natural beauty. Easy-to-use hiking and biking trails connect many of the sites to each other and to various cities throughout the region.


    You're never far away from tranquil greenspace, in and around the city.

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    Area Trails

    An extensive network of trails traverses many different terrains.

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    Bike Trails

    Enjoy hundreds of miles of paved trails plus excellent mountain-bike trails.

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    Fun Trails

    Follow your passion on a self-guided exploration of some of our favorite pastimes, including beer, food, music, wine and craft beverages. Use the trail guides below to find destinations that match your interest and location.

    Beer City Ale Trail

    Download this pdf map of 40+ breweries and learn how to become a Beer City Brewsader®.

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    Food Trail

    Take a walk (or drive) on the foodie side – our Food Trail features 50+ gourmet shops, markets and restaurants.…

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    Grand Rapids Music Trail

    Browse more than 100 local live-music venues to find a performance in tune with your musical tastes.…

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    Wine Tour

    Explore the unique character and spirit of West Michigan wines – it’s all about our unique terroir!…

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    Craft Beverages

    Discover how local artisans using local ingredients are making Grand Rapids a leader in craft coffees, ciders and distilled spirits.

    Tours & Experiences

    Delve deeper into the culture, cuisine and lifestyle of Grand Rapids with guided tours and experiences designed to entertain, enlighten and engage you. Our search function makes it easy to match your needs and interests.