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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."
South Haven beach pier Lake Michigan couple

3 of the Midwest’s ‘Incredibly Romantic Getaways’ are In West Michigan

Three West Michigan locations were named among 16 “incredibly romantic getaways” in the Midwest.
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.
Reserve Wine & Food couple wine glasses cheers

The ‘Best of Grand Rapids’: Valentine’s Day Edition

Are you considering stepping up your game this Valentine’s Day? Let us help you — or someone you know.
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex luge track

Where Winter Becomes a Sport

There's something for everyone at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex. With plenty of activities to try and exciting events going on, the facility is a go-to spot for outdoor fun in the winter months.
Downtown Holland parade

Where Are West Michigan’s ‘Best Places to Raise a Family’?

A handful of West Michigan communities are considered some of the state’s "best" for families.

Local Travel Agencies Focus on Creating Custom Experiences

“Who doesn’t love a vacation?” exclaimed Eric Sattler as he described his reasoning behind co-opening Grand Rapids’ newest travel agency—the Expedia CruiseShipCenter.
Lions & Rabbits, Photo by Johnny Quirin

The Grand Tour: Neighborhood Gems

Local favorites, hidden gems and must-see destinations in each of the city’s neighborhoods.
The KDL Cruisers program lets you check out a bike for the day.

Enjoy Summer with These Outdoor Summer Sports Equipment Rentals

With only about half a year of warmer outdoor weather, we Grand Rapidians have to take advantage of every nice day and soak up the sunny rays. What better way to enjoy Pure Michigan summer than kayaking down the Grand River or peddling along your favorite bike trail?
Photo courtesy of DGRI, Relax at Rosa 2016

Grand Rapids Summer Activities from A-Z

Chances are your summer calendar is filling up fast. But just in case, we wanted to give you a list of fun activities you can enjoy this summer in and around Grand Rapids. Enjoy our suggestions and share some of your own in the comments.
Saugatuck by Johnny Quirin.

Going Coastal: Your Summer Bucket List

High atop a sand dune at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, looking out over Lake Michigan and the park’s campground beach, a memorial bench beckons campers, hikers and beachgoers to sit and take it all in.

Six Grand Rapids Summer Camps To Keep Your Kids Busy

It’s summer, which means finding ways to get the kids out of the house before they drive you crazy (is it September yet?!) A productive way to keep them busy and engaged during their summer vacation is camp.
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.
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.
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.
Cygnus 27 dining room

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.
Cedar Springs Brewing offers guided tour of Bavaria.

Pack Your Bags! Brewery Hosts Tour of Bavaria

Cedar Springs Brewing Company is bringing 30 guests on a guided tour of Bavaria for eight days. The tour will take guests around a variety of popular beer and tourist attractions in the region.
Camp Newaygo offers Girlfriends Get-A-Way

Area Camp Offers Girlfriends Get-A-Way

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Pack your bags and head to Camp Newaygo for a Girlfriends Get-A-Way.
Chauncey Drive at 5 Mile in Kent County. Photo courtesy of Kent County Road Commission

West Michigan Fall Color Tours

While GR|Mag certainly recommends heading north this fall to enjoy the season change in its most brilliant reds, oranges and yellows, if you can’t get away, there are a few local roads that make for a colorful drive.

Grand Rapids Bike Shops Share Favorite Summer Trails

The weather is great for bike riding, but with hundreds of miles of trails to enjoy in West Michigan, which ones are best for summer rides?

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