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Summer in the City

It’s time to start planning the best summer ever. Step 1: Put Grand Rapids at the top of your getaway list. Step 2: Explore the endless attractions, events and activities that make Grand Rapids a perfect summer destination. Round up your brew buddies for a one-of-a-kind beercation. Spend days on the beach and nights on the town. Savor the bounty of fresh-picked fruits and vegetables. Whether you’re traveling with family, friends or yourself, you’re guaranteed to have a grand time. Start your trip with this guide to the best of our warm-weather season!

Enjoy warm summer days and ice-cold brews in the nation’s beer capital!

Beer City Ale Trail

Download this pdf map of 80+ local breweries to plot your journey.

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Become a Beer City Brewsader®

Collect eight stamps at local breweries and get a free t-shirt.

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Breweries with Great Patios

Because fresh ales taste even better in fresh air.

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Discover gorgeous Lake Michigan beaches 30 minutes from Grand Rapids!

Beach Day Trips

Locals recommend their favorite “shore things.”

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Beach Towns

Shop, dine and see the sights in these resort cities.

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City Beach

Swim, splash and paddle five minutes from downtown GR.

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Treat your taste buds to Michigan’s best food city!


870+ dining spots to fill your every craving.

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Food Trail

Tour the city’s most delectable destinations.

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Get Fresh

Buy or pick your own produce on family farms.

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Get out in Grand Rapids for a good time!


Join in our annual summer celebrations.

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Art & Culture

Beat the heat with these cool experiences.

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See and Save

Get Culture Pass GR for discounts on museums & more.

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