Grand Rapids’ new normal

As I write this, Grand Rapids is not the bustling city I’ve come to know. Instead, COVID-19 has turned our city into a town where families are sequestered at home, and there still is much inequality within our city. 

Editor’s letter: The impact of COVID-19

With a light at the end of the tunnel, we look back at how COVID-19 has wreaked havoc over the past year.

Editor’s letter: Grand Rapids is sweet

Grand Rapids has an abundance of bakeries, custom cupcake, cookie and cake designers, and retailers with plenty of sweets for sale.

Editor’s letter: Dating in Grand Rapids

In the February 2021 issue, we look at dating in Grand Rapids, the new South East Market, the Division Avenue Arts Collective and more.

Celebrate love

Love is in the air with our February weddings issue.

Editor’s letter: Choose your own adventure

Grand Rapids has so many activities to choose from, sometimes it can feel overwhelming to decide just what to go do.

Discover hidden treasures of Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is full of tucked-away places and cool history, and this month, we uncover some great destinations that typically fly under the radar.

Urban adventures

Cranes in the sky always are a good sign for a city and Grand Rapids is lucky to be boasting these pillars of investment.

Innovative health care

Technological innovations are changing everything from patient care to drug research.

Curtain call

The performing arts stages around Grand Rapids are likely to look a little empty this fall.

Keeping it local

Make sure to set aside some time to visit your favorite places and show them support after such a tough past year.

Restaurants offer special ‘experience’

Selecting the city's best restaurants gets harder every year.

Summer in the city

Summer might look a little different this year, but that didn’t stop us from putting together our annual City Guide.

Neighborhood pride

While summer may not be over quite yet, our thoughts are turning to the start of the school year.
fall leaves downtown Grand Rapids

Falling in love with fall

A couple of months ago, we asked Grand Rapids Magazine readers, “What season is the best time to enjoy Grand Rapids?” The overwhelming response was fall.

Making a difference

One thing that has helped me on the recent down days has been the uplifting stories of people stepping up to make a difference.
Charlsie Dewey, left, Bill Steffen

New year, new magazine

By now, you’ve probably noticed this issue of Grand Rapids Magazine looks a bit different.

Editor’s letter: Celebrating Grand Rapids’ restaurants

This year, we elected not to name a Restaurant of the Year and instead focus equally on our Top 10 Restaurants of 2021, highlighting the ways each of them overcame challenges and persevered.
movie theater seats

So many shows, so little time

One of the best things about living in Grand Rapids is the city’s vibrant arts community. September is an exciting time because many of the community’s finest performing arts organizations kick off their seasons, from the ballet to the symphony to the theater.
Thanksgiving meal table

Holidays are fast approaching

It’s the start of the holiday season, and we want to help you impress your house-guests by sharing some recipes from local chefs, as well as some beautiful tablescapes that might inspire your own holiday table.




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