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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.
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    Summer in Grand Rapids

    Grab your sunscreen, flip-flops and shades – and head to Grand Rapids for a summer getaway filled with fun, excitement and soon-to-be-favorite memories!

    Grand Rapids: #20 of 52 Places to Visit Worldwide

    New York Times ranks Grand Rapids #20 of the 52 places to go worldwide. Read the complete article.…

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    Things To Do

    Grand Rapids is a destination like no other: art, culture, dining, and nightlife. From a hip and friendly downtown to an endless array of outdoor activities, Grand Rapids will surprise, excite and delight you!…

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    Family Fun

    Lots to see and do for families of all ages!

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    John Ball Zoo

    Home to more than 1,100 animals from five continents with hand-on activities.

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    Lena Meijer Children's Garden @ Meijer Gardens

    Includes a multitude of fun educational activities, like a Great Lakes water feature – you might want to bring a change of clothes!…

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    Beach Fun

    Summer fun at the beach is always a win! Just a short drive from GR too!

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    Summer Games | June 24-26

    7,500+ athletes will come and represent 40+ sports and compete in the 7th annual Meijer State Games of Michigan.…

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    Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give

    Watch 144 of the top female golfers in the world, June 14-19!

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    Outdoor Recreation

    You can’t resist the call of the wild – and you’re ready to run, bike, paddle, swim, fish and golf your way around West Michigan.…

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    Biking & Recreation

    Biking, hiking, trail walking or any other recreational activities are a must here!

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    Summertime Events