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    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.
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    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.…
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    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    Spring in Grand Rapids

    Grand Rapids is a great place to visit any time of year, but spring offers its own special brand of fun. Warmer weather spurs more outdoor activities, seasonal attractions open with fresh enthusiasm and cultural sites gear up for a scintillating Spring Break. Discover the spring side of Grand Rapids!

    Ideas for a Spring Visit

    Get outdoors on a bike trail or a golf course. Watch the West Michigan Whitecaps open the baseball season and the Grand Rapids Griffins close the hockey season. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day. See a concert in the new 20 Monroe Live entertainment venue or a Broadway musical at DeVos Performance Hall.


    Spring Break

    Whether your Spring Break objective is play or learning or both, Grand Rapids offers plenty of options for all ages. Here are a few best bets:

    Amazing Dinosaurs, an interactive exhibit, opens at Grand Rapids Children’s Museum March 7.

    John Ball Zoo opens for the season on March 11 and offers a variety of Spring Break programming the week of April 3.

    The Downtown Market offers cooking classes aimed at kids, April 4-6.

    Drive-In Movie at the Grand Rapids Public Library let's kids create their own cardboard car, then watch a movie in it! Popcorn and refreshments provided. April 5, 1-3PM.

    Creatures of Light (opens March 11) and Whales: Giants of the Deep (through April 15) delve into the mystery and majesty of nature, at Grand Rapids Public Museum.

    Finders Keepers: West Michigan Collects at Grand Rapids Art Museum is an amazing glimpse into the world of collecting.

    Butterflies are Blooming at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park – and flying free around you in the Tropical Conservatory through April 30.

    Grand Rapids Ballet presents The Aquatic Adventures of Johnny Starfish, a kid-friendly ballet, April 4-6.

    Spring Break Camp at Blandford Nature Center gets kids outside on a variety of spring adventures, April 3-7.

    AJ’s Family Fun Center (opens March 31), Craig’s Cruisers, Griff’s Ice House, Grand Rapids Treetop Adventure Park and the Cannonsburg Zipline Adventure let kids get physical.  


    Spring Shopping

    ‘Tis the season to renew your wardrobe and refresh your home décor. Find one-of-a-kind looks in the funky, fashionable boutiques that line walkable Uptown – or shop your favorite brand names in two megamalls: Rivertown Crossings and Woodland Mall. If you love a bargain, head for Tanger Outlet Mall, which offers designer goods at discount prices.

    Spring Hotel Packages

    Extend your spring getaway with a hotel package that includes a special perk geared around a specific Grand Rapids highlight – from beer to food to culture and beyond. Consider enriching your stay even further with immersive Tours & Experiences.


    Spring Break Hotel Packages