Summer reads

Summer is a great time to pick up a page-turner and engross yourself in a story.

Your guide to Eastown

This neighborhood offers a lot to do in a few short blocks.

Neighborhood spotlight

We take a look at five Grand Rapids-area neighborhoods you should be enjoying right now.
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.
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.

AC Hotel GM shares his top Grand Rapids destinations

Ryan Schmied came to Grand Rapids from Miami, Florida, and is the general manager of AC Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown, so we thought he’d be the perfect person to ask for tips on the must visit places to bring out-of-town visitors.
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.

Your guide to fall foraging

Foraging is a great way to add unique elements to your fall dishes.

Your guide to Grand Rapids’ LGBTQ businesses

Celebrate Pride Month by supporting these stores.
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.

Grand Rapids Adds New Downtown Walking Tours

Recently launched walking tours centered on downtown history give residents and visitors an excuse to take a stroll through Grand Rapids this summer.
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.

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.

Spring is in the air

Your guide to give local candle companies helping to set the mood all yearlong.

Your guide to a socially distanced spring

6 things to do with your child while staying safe.

Grand Rapids City Guide

Your guide to happy hours, hotels, markets, dining and drinks
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."

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?

Your guide to helping during COVID-19

Domestic violence increased during the pandemic and stay-home orders.
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.

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