Grand Rapids is a bustling, cosmopolitan city on the leading edge of art, culture, cuisine and entertainment.
The city features some fascinating museums, including the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Van Andel Museum Centre and Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Art enthusiasts can appreciate the collections at the Grand Rapids Art Museum and the unique display of natural and manmade art at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.
Outdoor explorers will be amazed at the wealth of nature trails and outdoor activities on offer. The lakeshore along the West Coast appeals to beach-lovers with dune rides, beach volleyball and a scenic hike up Mt. Baldhead at Oval Beach. Whatever your passion, take advantage of the immaculate golf courses, parks, lakes and rivers.
The sugar-sand beaches of West Michigan are only a 40-minute drive away, where the crystal-clear water is bathed in the glow of orange and pink sunsets.
Renowned for its craft beers, local artisans also craft amazing coffees and spirits. Go on a tour of the local craft breweries or simply raise a glass to your favourite drink. The town’s nightlife is equally as impressive as its daytime attractions. Downtown entertainment is in the form of live-music bars, brewpubs, comedy clubs and theatres.
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