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Whether you’re trying to reach your New Year’s fitness goals, looking to adopt a new hobby, or simply looking to explore the beautiful city of Grand Rapids, joining one of the local community running
Snowshoeing has been around for almost as long as civilizations have interacted with deep snow. Historians believe snowshoeing traces its roots back 6,000 years to Central Asia and were necessities
There are numerous events that honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on MLK Day – January 15, 2018 – and throughout the rest of the month right here in West Michigan. Dr. King was a social
As if beer wasn’t reason enough to visit some of the great breweries of Grand Rapids, many of them offer a superb selection of music. We’ve asked Grand Rapids area breweries about their live music
‘Tis the season for family coming to town! It can be hectic to host loved ones over the holidays, especially when it comes to planning an activity for the whole family. Lucky for you (and, well, all
Wine lovers of Grand Rapids, rejoice! As you know, there’s no better indulgence than a nice bottle of wine around the holidays (and every other time of year). A good wine is a perfect addition to your
Grand Rapids shines year round with its proximity to gorgeous beaches, burgeoning food scene, and incomparable craft beer and liquor offerings, and winter is no exception. From downtown to surrounding
The temperatures in West Michigan are dropping outside, meaning it’s the season for staying cozy and warm inside. Whether it’s the food, drinks, or atmosphere, there are many Grand Rapids eateries to
Holiday school breaks are the perfect time to spend with family and friends while exploring Grand Rapids. If you want to get your family and guests out of the house and away from the television, there
A visit to Grand Rapids with children doesn’t mean the adults have to miss out on beer, one of the region’s biggest draws. Most of the city’s dozens of breweries more than welcome young guests and
For kids and families living with sensory challenges, outings can be hard. New places, unexpected crowds, loud noises, or bright lights can all trigger anxiety and unwanted reactions. Many families
Grand Rapids is no stranger to talented individuals working and living in the area. Beer City, USA has a flourishing network of artisans who craft everything from clothing to jewelry, to beautiful
It's possible that no one in Grand Rapids knows more about vegan dining than Kolene Allen. She’s a leading voice in the Grand Rapids vegan community and an all-around vegan guru. Allen is continually
Downtown Grand Rapids has exploded in the last decade with the grand openings of breweries , restaurants , apartments, and entertainment venues . In light of everything new in the city , Grand Rapids’
The best way to get to know a city is to spend a day biking through it. As Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “it is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to
As the temperatures are shifting toward the coolness of fall, many people are searching for fun, indoor activities to experience during the chilly months. While you may not be sweating outside, you
Grand Rapids may be known as Beer City USA , but that’s not the only drink in town. With overflowing apple orchards and crisp fall weather, craft cider flows as strong as the Grand River. Unlike its
There’s nothing like the combination of the chilly air, a cozy sweater, and a crackling fire. It isn't easy to find all of these autumnal delights in one place, but there are plenty of places to enjoy
Each year, hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world visit Grand Rapids to see one of the largest independent art competitions in the world. Winners are chosen not only by esteemed art