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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.

    Choose Your Interest

    Enjoy art? Thirsty for knowledge? Focused on family? Explore the links below to find great ideas for a Grand Rapids trip based on these and 14 other interest profiles. It’s an easy way to organize your visit around the things you love!

    Art & Culture

    You love art in all its forms and are always open to expressions of creative energy, whether it’s in a museum gallery or on a corner sidewalk.…

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    Craft Beer & Beverages

    Get caught up in the authenticity, excitement and camaraderie of the craft beverage community!

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    Family

    Family is at the center of everything you do – and you’re looking for events, activities and experiences that appeal to all ages…

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    Food & Dining

    The origin of your food is just as important to you as the way it tastes – you want local, fresh, healthy and sustainable choices!…

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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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    Shopping

    There are few things you love more than browsing shops, boutiques and malls – unless it’s finding a great deal on a must-have item!…

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    Sports

    You can’t get enough of the anything-can-happen drama of athletic competition – and you ‘re always pumped to cheer your favorites on to victory.…

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