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7 Most Romantic Spots in Grand Rapids

While February 14 could be considered Cupid’s Super Bowl, Grand Rapids has plenty of options for the romantically inclined all year. Planning your next date night? Looking to cozy up with your partner? We’ve narrowed down the choices to these seven romantic spots in town.
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16 Instagram Pictures That Show Grand Rapids Is the Best City on Earth

There are two types of people. Those who are here, and those that WANT to be here.
downtown Grand Rapids skyline

48 Hours in Grand Rapids

We’ve put together an itinerary for a weekend getaway in Grand Rapids — or a staycation if you want to experience your city like a tourist.
Woodland Mall a west wing entrance

Woodland Mall opens new west wing

Woodland Mall has unveiled its new west wing.
La Grande Vitesse at Calder Plaza

The Calder is getting a makeover

One of Grand Rapids’ most photographed landmarks is undergoing a makeover.
Wally’s Treasures Antique Mall records

Antique mall opens on 28th Street

A new treasure trove of antique and vintage goods is now open in town.

Sandal repair factory turns to making protective masks

A footwear brand is repurposing its local sandal repair factory to produce face masks and other protective equipment during the new coronavirus pandemic.

Grand Rapids Magazine introduces its first Excellence in Nursing finalists and winners

Grand Rapids is widely acclaimed for its medical community — the doctors and researchers doing groundbreaking work right here in our city — and we wanted to make sure the city also is known for the quality of its nurses.
Kids pitch in to collect winter items for those in need at Mel Trotter.

5 Nonprofits Collecting Winter Clothing

Whether you’ll be heading out on Black Friday or enjoying the solitude of shopping from home on Cyber Monday, don’t forget to pick up some winter gear for those in need. Several area nonprofits are collecting winter clothing for their clients and patrons.
Amway Grand Plaza exterior

8 Hotels to Book for Your Next Grand Rapids Staycation

A unique way to spend your vacation (or a weekend) is as a tourist in your own town. Treat it like a real vacation: unplug from email and try visiting places you’ve never been. And, for the ultimate vacation, check-in to a hotel in town. Plus, you’ll be able to try out a cozy spot to put up the in-laws when they come to town.
East Grand Rapids

East Grand Rapids Named Best Place to Live in Michigan

East Grand Rapids is the “best city to live” in Michigan, according to a report on the best cities to live in each state by 24/7 Wall Street and posted by USA Today last week.
Photo courtesy of Experience Grand Rapids.

Visitor’s Guide Shows Off Downtown Grand Rapids

If you have friends coming for a visit or colleagues from out of state in town for the week, there’s a visitor’s guide available to help them see all that Grand Rapids has to offer.
REI Seattle store interior footwear section

REI Opening Store on 28th Street

The first West Michigan store by the outdoor retailer REI is opening on 28th Street.
Adulation The Future of Science sculpture by Jay Hall Carpenter

MSU unveils sculpture downtown

A new sculpture downtown depicts the three Grand Rapids women who helped develop the whooping cough vaccine.
Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation Department

10 Parks to Explore This Spring

Spring has finally arrived! To commemorate the start of the season, turn off your electronics and head outside to the great outdoors. Parks are a free and fun option for anyone wanting to take advantage of the beautiful, warm weather.
Grand Rapids City Commissioners will vote on the Bike Action Plan in September.

Grand Rapids Leaders Consider Plan to Make City More Bike-able

Safety is a key concern for Grand Rapids residents who are interested in trading in their car – at least some of the time – for a bicycle.
downtown Holland

West Michigan City is One of Best ‘Beach Towns’ in US

A city in the region is considered one of the nation’s best lakefront "beach towns."
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park wedding ceremony. Courtesy Adam Bird_The People Picture Company

Meijer Gardens expands wedding venues

More than 700,000 people visit Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park’s 158-acre park each year to attend concerts, view its indoor and outdoor gardens, sculpture galleries, permanent sculpture collection and use the learning center, café and meeting rooms, among other features.
Break Room Therapy

Let It All out in the ‘Break Room’

A new kind of “break room” is coming to a Grand Rapids suburb.
Rainbow Road street mural Grand Rapids Pride Month

Artist Reveals ‘Rainbow Road’ Street Mural Downtown

A rainbow of colors now covers a street in downtown Grand Rapids.

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