Located on the banks of the Grand River, Grand Rapids is rated among the top cities in the U.S., and combines sophisticated charm with midwestern friendliness. Known for being safe and clean, it’s a “walking” city. The downtown features a major new convention center with five star experiences: hotels, restaurants, and relaxation. Minutes away from spectacular Lake Michigan beaches and beach towns, Grand Rapids is known for its major art and cultural events, plays, museums, and a world-class botanical garden. Attractions— Discover the natural beauty of Michigan by staying in one of the state’s grandest cities. Grand Rapids is big enough to have it all – museums, a world-class botanical garden, plays, art galleries, and more. It’s also just the right size to allow for outdoor getaways to the beach, the countryside, orchards, skiing and parks. Bike along the Grand River and the many trails, see covered bridges, and experience Pure Michigan in one grand setting – Grand Rapids. Shopping— There’s a reason why people throughout the state visit Grand Rapids - the shopping opportunities are endless. Whether you’re looking for antiques, art, jewelry, clothing, home furnishings or furniture, Grand Rapids has it all. Known as “furniture city” in the 1800 and 1900’s – Grand Rapids, today, is a place where antique, art, and furniture selections are outstanding. It’s also home to the Meijer store chain where you can buy fresh produce, gourmet cheeses, wines and meats, as well as housewares, garden supplies, clothing, and just about anything else! Dining— If you dream of the perfect food experience, than Grand Rapids can provide it. Whether it’s sophisticated five star dining, or a culinary walk through Tuscany, Bangkok, Spain, or India, Grand Rapids can show you the world in its restaurant selections. From bistros to steakhouses, to burger joints and authentic Mexican cafes, Grand Rapids is diverse. Get your taste buds ready for a true feast.

Nightlife— You’ve been busy all day and are looking to unwind – Grand Rapids is the perfect place for nighttime entertainment. If dancing or bar hopping is your choice, try the live-band bars, discos, sports bars and brew pubs. If you’re into live comedy, enjoy Dr. Grins. For the best romantic experiences, check out the view at our downtown hotels which overlook the lighted bridges on the Grand River. Grand Rapids has nighttime entertainment to satisfy any mood. Hotels— Whether it’s five diamond experiences or economical accommodations, Grand Rapids has over sixty lodging choices. Weekend packages and convention opportunities can be explored year round. Experience the new hotels on the downtown scene or try the many outlying areas of the city where shopping and dining are close. Airport transportation is exceptional.

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