Grand Rapids is Michigan's second largest city and the largest in Western Michigan. Grand Rapids has the all the comforts of a friendly, small-town combined with the pleasures of big city life. Rated as one of The New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2016 and the #1 U.S. travel destination in 2014, Grand Rapids is all of this and so much more. It's a city that will constantly surprise and delight you with authentic and unforgettable world-class experiences made easy, affordable and friendly.
There’s abundant public art and three art museums to dazzle your imagination. More than 100 live-music venues provide diverse options for your listening pleasure.Once known as the furniture capital of the world, the city has a reinvigorated downtown area and a thriving arts and cultural community. Its most popular attraction is the museum dedicated to native Gerald R. Ford, 38th U.S. President, where interactive exhibits take you to the White House and the 1976 Republican National Convention. Wander through the state's largest tropical conservatory at the Frederik Meijer Gardens, a magical wonderland of gardens, woodlands and over 100 bronze statues by famous artists, including the 24-foot bronze horse designed by Leonardo da Vinci.
You can explore 60+ breweries and become a Brewsader® on the Beer City Ale Trail. Tour the delicious Grand Rapids Food Trail and enjoy farm-to-fork meals at hundreds of local restaurants. Grand Rapids is a feast for all your senses.