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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.

    Grand Rapids Attractions

    Places Rated Almanac ranked Grand Rapids as the #3 city in the nation for fun and recreation. Probably because we combine the cultural diversions of a cosmopolitan city with the spectacular recreation of an outdoor paradise.

    Area Attractions

    Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

    One of the world's top 30 must-see museums.

    Grand Rapids Art Museum

    Newsweek magazine promptly named it one of the best buildings of the year!...

    Children's Museum

    Celebrate childhood and the joy of learning!

    GR Public Museum

    Explore the history of Grand Rapids,the planetarium or ride the 1928...

    Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

    Learn about native son and 38th President, Gerald Ford.

    John Ball Zoo

    This classic urban zoo is located two miles west of downtown Grand Rapids.

    Urban Institute for Contemporary Art

    UICA features gallery exhibitions of work from artists throughout the...

    Beer City USA

    40+ amazing craft breweries on the Beer City Ale Trail.

    Shopping

    Two 100-store malls, and outlet mall, and unique neighborhood shops.

    Outdoor Recreation

    Ready to run, bike, paddle, swim, fish and golf your way around?

    Music

    You’ll find something for every musical taste here at 100+ live-music...

    Art & Performing Arts

    Theatre, music, dance, visual arts and more.

    Food & Dining

    You want local, fresh, healthy and sustainable choices? We have it here!

    Drinks, Breweries & Coffee

    Did you know Grand Rapids crafts amazing beer, coffees, ciders, spirits and...

    Historic Sites

    Tour covered bridges, historic homes, lighthouses and more.

    Sports

    Are you ready to cheer your favorites on to victory?