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    Neighborhoods
  • 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.

    Public Transportation

    Grand Rapids has one of the nation's best transportation systems making it easy to visit local attractions, bars, and restaurants.

    The Rapid

    You can easily ride The Rapid throughout Grand Rapids during your stay. Use this easy guide to see just a few of the many spots you can hit on the rapid.  Find more information about The Rapids on their website, www.ridetherapid.org.

    The following are free downtown transportation services. Click here for a map of these free downtown routes. For real-time schedule tracking, visit ridetherapid.org or download the myStop Mobile app at the iOS App Store or Google Play Store.

    DASH

    The Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) runs two continuous routes through the center city, hitting every stop every eight minutes. No ticket or pass required, just board the bright pink shuttle.

    DASH West provides access to Monroe Center shopping and dining as well as the West Side and Heartside neighborhoods. Points of interest include the Downtown Market, Ferris Coffee & Nut Co., Grand Rapids Art Museum, New Holland Brewing-The Knickerbocker, Rosa Parks Circle, Van Andel Arena and the Ionia Avenue Entertainment District.

    DASH North provides access to the city center as well as the North Quarter and Medical Mile neighborhoods. Points of interest include Atwater Brewery, Belknap Park, Calder Plaza, City Built Brewing Company, DeVos Place, and the Sixth Street Bridge.

    Operating Hours

    Monday - Wednesday, 6:30 am to 10:30 pm

    Thursday - Friday, 6:30 am to 1 am

    Saturday, 10 am to 1 am

    Sunday, 10 am to 8 pm

    Route 19

    This bus runs from the West Side to the Medical Mile, with easy access to such destinations as 7 Monks Taproom, Atwater Brewery, Bridge Street Market, Hampton Inn & Suites, Harmony Hall and New Holland Brewing-The Knickerbocker. 

    Buses run Monday through Friday, with arrivals every 15 minutes from 6 am-3 pm and 8 pm-10 pm. Buses arrive every 10 minutes from 3 pm to 8 pm. View more information.

    Silver Line

    This south-suburb express line includes a downtown No Fare Zone that provides access to the Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton, DeVos Place, the Downtown Market, Founders Brewing Company, The Intersection and JW Marriott Hotel.

    Alternative Transportation         

    Looking for other transportation options? Check out taxis, limos, car rentals and other Transportation Services.