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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.

    Michigan Lighthouses

    Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state - and many of them line the Lake Michigan coast, just a short drive from Grand Rapids.

    Grand Haven Lighthouse. This 51-foot tall, fire engine-red lighthouse is situated on a walkable pier in Grand Haven State Park. It overlooks Grand Haven Beach - named one of America's best secret beaches by Travel+Leisure magazine.

    Approx. 35 miles from downtown Grand Rapids.

    Holland Harbor Lighthouse. Also known as "Big Red," this three-story building is topped with a gray-shingled roof and square tower. The twin-gabled design reflects a Dutch influence.

    Approx. 35 miles from downtown Grand Rapids.

    Muskegon South Pier Lighthouse. There are actually three lights that mark the channel connecting Lake Michigan to Lake Muskegon. The oldest of the three is the 1903 tower that stands at the end of the pier.

    Approx. 44 miles from downtown Grand Rapids.

    White River Light Station. Built in 1875, this lighthouse is now a museum open to the public. Climb the spiral staircase to the top, browse photos and nautical artifacts, and look across Lake Michigan as the Keeper did a century ago.

    Approx. 60 miles from downtown Grand Rapids.