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Guidebook for Grand Rapids

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Guidebook for Grand Rapids

Food Scene
Awesome pub-like atmoshphere with great food and drinks (known for their whiskey and meat) near the house. Within walking distance of a lot of other local breweries like the Knickerbocker and Harmony Hall or other restaurants and pubs like Sovengaard and O'Tooles.
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Butcher's Union
438 Bridge St NW
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Awesome pub-like atmoshphere with great food and drinks (known for their whiskey and meat) near the house. Within walking distance of a lot of other local breweries like the Knickerbocker and Harmony Hall or other restaurants and pubs like Sovengaard and O'Tooles.
Great Tapas and Sangria Bistro around the corner from Ionia (the street of nightlife). Great spot for dinner, but pricey.
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San Chez A Tapas Bistro
38 Fulton Street West
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Great Tapas and Sangria Bistro around the corner from Ionia (the street of nightlife). Great spot for dinner, but pricey.
Closest coffee/bagel shop. Has wifi and live music some nights.
Big Apple Bagels
2058 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Closest coffee/bagel shop. Has wifi and live music some nights.
Local donut place around the corner from our house - delicious donuts and great selection!
Sandy's Donuts
2040 Leonard St NW
Local donut place around the corner from our house - delicious donuts and great selection!
Great sushi place in GR. Also is in the heart of East Grand Rapids, a great place to visit. EGR is a hipster side of town. While on Cherry or Wealthy St, you will find a variety of fun shops and bars as well!
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Maru Sushi & Grill
927 Cherry Street Southeast
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Great sushi place in GR. Also is in the heart of East Grand Rapids, a great place to visit. EGR is a hipster side of town. While on Cherry or Wealthy St, you will find a variety of fun shops and bars as well!
Great place in EGR for tacos and margaritas!
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Donkey Taqueria
665 Wealthy Street Southeast
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Great place in EGR for tacos and margaritas!
Cash-only hot dog place, known for its' famous visitors and pictures of people wearing their T Shirts on the wall!
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Yesterdog
1505 Wealthy Street Southeast
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Cash-only hot dog place, known for its' famous visitors and pictures of people wearing their T Shirts on the wall!
Shopping
Great international beer, wine and tobacco market near the house. Has beers from all over the world in stock.
Siciliano's Market
2840 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Great international beer, wine and tobacco market near the house. Has beers from all over the world in stock.
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Woodland Mall
3195 28th St SE
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RiverTown Crossings
3700 Rivertown Parkway
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Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids
350 84th St SW
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Essentials
Another close grocery store, smaller and near more local restaurants and bars. Also has a pharmacy.
Family Fare Supermarket
2755 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Another close grocery store, smaller and near more local restaurants and bars. Also has a pharmacy.
Closest Grocery Store to the house, less than 10 minutes away. Has everything you could possibly need, including a pharmacy!
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Meijer
2425 Alpine Avenue Northwest
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Closest Grocery Store to the house, less than 10 minutes away. Has everything you could possibly need, including a pharmacy!
River City Auto & Transmission
4020 Remembrance Rd NW
Closest beer and liquor store, just around the corner.
Charlie's Party Store
2000 Leonard St NW
Closest beer and liquor store, just around the corner.
Parks & Nature
Has a beach, hiking/running trails and extends throughout Grand Rapids!
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Millennium Park
1415 Maynard Avenue Southwest
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Has a beach, hiking/running trails and extends throughout Grand Rapids!
The Highlands, once a country club and golf course, is now owned by our local Blandford Nature Center, and in collaboration with he Land Conservancy of West Michigan, turned back into trails and natural wildlife. A great place to take a long walk and be with nature! More info here: https://naturenearby.org/portfolio_page/explore/the-highlands/
The Venue at The Highlands
2715 Leonard St NW
The Highlands, once a country club and golf course, is now owned by our local Blandford Nature Center, and in collaboration with he Land Conservancy of West Michigan, turned back into trails and natural wildlife. A great place to take a long walk and be with nature! More info here: https://naturenearby.org/portfolio_page/explore/the-highlands/
Great place to hike!
Aman Park
0 -1859 Lake Michigan Dr
Great place to hike!
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Grand Haven Beach
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Great paved hiking, biking and running trail that extends throughout downtown. See map here: https://www.kentcountyparks.org/kenttrails.php
Kent Trails
Great paved hiking, biking and running trail that extends throughout downtown. See map here: https://www.kentcountyparks.org/kenttrails.php
Great biking trail in Walker. See map here: https://www.traillink.com/trail/fred-meijer-heartland-trail/
Fred Meijer Trail
Great biking trail in Walker. See map here: https://www.traillink.com/trail/fred-meijer-heartland-trail/
Entertainment & Activities
Local zoo that is fun to go to with more than animals. Have ropes courses and other fun activities daily! There is also a concert venue in the park out front that has free live music some nights!
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John Ball Zoo
1300 Fulton West
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Local zoo that is fun to go to with more than animals. Have ropes courses and other fun activities daily! There is also a concert venue in the park out front that has free live music some nights!
A great arena that hosts concerts, sports games and anything you can imagine! Check out what is going on before you come at: https://vanandelarena.com/
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Van Andel Arena
130 West Fulton Street
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A great arena that hosts concerts, sports games and anything you can imagine! Check out what is going on before you come at: https://vanandelarena.com/
Baseball stadium that also hosts summer concerts!
Fifth Third Ballpark
4500 West River Dr NE
Baseball stadium that also hosts summer concerts!
Sightseeing
Take a walk along many of Grand Rapids' bridges near downtown, including our iconic blue bridge which lights up different colors at night! There is usually fun free events that happen on the bridge, from excercise classes to dancing events!
Blue Bridge
Take a walk along many of Grand Rapids' bridges near downtown, including our iconic blue bridge which lights up different colors at night! There is usually fun free events that happen on the bridge, from excercise classes to dancing events!
Rosa Parks, in the heart of downtown shopping on Monroe Center, is a nice place to visit. However, sometimes you'll run into random events like workout classes or dancing! In the winter, it turns into a skating rink and has open skate!
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Rosa Parks Circle
135 Monroe Center Street Northwest
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Rosa Parks, in the heart of downtown shopping on Monroe Center, is a nice place to visit. However, sometimes you'll run into random events like workout classes or dancing! In the winter, it turns into a skating rink and has open skate!
An indoor market in downtown Grand Rapids that has local shops and restaurants. Typically has local vendors on weekends - a must to visit!
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Downtown Market Grand Rapids
435 Ionia Ave SW
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An indoor market in downtown Grand Rapids that has local shops and restaurants. Typically has local vendors on weekends - a must to visit!
Arts & Culture
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Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl Street Northwest
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Grand Rapids Art Museum
101 Monroe Center Street Northwest
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Local artists star in renowned shows!
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Grand Rapids Civic Theatre And School Of Theatre Arts
30 Division Avenue North
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Local artists star in renowned shows!
A great place to catch symphony concerts, large plays or ballet shows.
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DeVos Performance Hall
303 Monroe Avenue Northwest
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A great place to catch symphony concerts, large plays or ballet shows.
A nice museum to visit, but more fun is the events, movies and concerts they have out front in the summer. Check out the 2017 Movies in the Park Showings: http://downtowngr.org/our-work/projects/movies-in-the-park
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The Gerald Ford Presidential Museum
303 Pearl Street Northwest
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A nice museum to visit, but more fun is the events, movies and concerts they have out front in the summer. Check out the 2017 Movies in the Park Showings: http://downtowngr.org/our-work/projects/movies-in-the-park
Art Gallery/Garden/Sculpture Park. Beautiful place to go! Also has an amphitheater that hosts a summer concert series.
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Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Avenue Northeast
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Art Gallery/Garden/Sculpture Park. Beautiful place to go! Also has an amphitheater that hosts a summer concert series.