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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.

    Shopping, Food & Fun

    There comes a time when you just have to enjoy quality time with your bestie. Here are some fabulous ideas for a shopping, food and fun getaway!

    1. Go Shopping

    2. Get Cultured

    • See the nation’s best theatrical touring shows at Broadway Grand Rapids.
    • Take your group to a ballet, opera or symphony performance.
    • Don’t miss ArtPrize, the world’s most attended art event, from late Sept. to early Oct. every year.
    • Lift your artistic spirits at three world-class art museums:
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    Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

    This 200-acre attraction features the most comprehensive outdoor sculpture collection in the...

    • Neighborhood: Northeast
    • 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE
    • Interests: art-&-culture
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    Grand Rapids Art Museum

    Changing exhibitions feature local, national and international artists. The museum collection spans...

    • Neighborhood: Downtown
    • 101 Monroe Center NW
    • Interests: art-&-culture
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    Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts

    The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts builds creative community by fostering new forms of...

    • Neighborhood: Heartside
    • 2 West Fulton
    • Interests: art-&-culture

    3. Relax and Recharge

    4. Indulge Your Inner Foodie

    5. Love the Nightlife

    6. Do Something Grand

    Delve deeper into Grand Rapids culture with awesome tours and experiences highlighting art, coffee, food and more.

    The Insider's Guide
    Eat, stay, and play like a local in Grand Rapids!
    Gardener’s Guide to Grand Rapids Greenhouses and Markets

    Spring has finally sprung in Michigan, and green thumbs everywhere are beginning to itch. Whether you have an...

    Lyndsay Daly
    April 20, 2017
    Up Your Culinary Game with a Cooking Class at the Downtown Market

    From live music and craft beer tours to art and cooking classes, there are lots of ways to immerse yourself in the...

    Kirsetin Morello
    January 31, 2017
    Shop Boutiques in Grand Rapids

    Boutique stores that sell fashionable clothes or accessories to a specialized clientele are vibrant and unique places to...

    Lyndsay Daly
    November 3, 2016


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