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The security line at the Gerald R Ford Airport

GRR, a small, easy to navigate international airport.

The entrance to Central Station by the Greyhound office

Inside the Rapid Central Station building.

The Amtrak and Rapid Vernon J. Ehlers Station

Amtrak station with waiting room.

People waiting at the Rapid's Central Station

Bus system throughout the city, including the DASH and the SilverLine.

Merrell Trail

Great for biking.

Grand River Edges Trail

Walk or bike along the Grand River.

White Pine Trail

90+ mile linear state park, from Grand Rapids to Cadillac.


The front of Art of the Table

Specialty gourmet shop—wine, beer, home décor, cheese, etc.

A group posing between the tables at Brewery Vivant

Old funeral chapel with Belgian beers and French/American food.

The sign above the door at Cherry Deli

A fresh deli offering great sandwiches and soups.

Plated tacos displayed on a table at Donkey Taqueria

Amazing street-style taco and Mexican joint.

An interior view at Elk Brewing

Local brewery with a patio that has a fireplace and picnic tables.

Founders Brewing lit up at night

Former trucking depot turned brewery and taproom.

An interior view of the Green Well

A delicious farm-to-table gastropub.

Customers sitting on the patio outside of Maru Sushi

Japanese restaurant with unique sushi rolls and hibachi.

A customer ordering from the trailer at Outside Coffee Company

Outdoor coffee shop with hammocks and gardens.

A plated pastry and coffee cup at the Wealthy Street Bakery

Bakery with wonderful sandwiches, salads, soups, calzones, pizza, etc.

The sign hanging in front of The Winchester

Gourmet bar food, cocktails, and craft beer.


A house and gated front yard on Heritage Hill

A neighborhood of historical houses in downtown Grand Rapids.

The Meyer May House with a hedge in front of it

A Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house in Heritage Hill.


The lighthouse entrance at Celebration! Cinema

Locally-owned movie theater chain.

A crowd at Circle Theatre

Originally in a round theatre, now housed at Aquinas College.

Image of crowd at the Deltaplex

A 5,000-seat multipurpose arena that is the home of the Grand Rapids Drive.

The front of the DeVos Place building

Convention center right on the Grand River.

An aerial view of Fifth Third Ballpark

Home of the West Michigan Whitecaps.

The giant greenhouse at the Frederick Meijer Gardens

Plants, sculptures, and annual butterflies.

The pool in front of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

Including the president’s burial site and a chunk of the Berlin Wall.

The exterior of the Grand Rapids Art Museum lit up at night

Art collection and events.

Customers in front of the GR Beer Tours van

Learn about craft brewing in Beer City, USA.

The stage at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

Theatre school and community theatre right downtown.

Items assembled for Grand Rapids Escape Room

A real life adventure game that provides challenging puzzles.

The front of the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Rotating exhibits and alphabet themes.

Items set up at The Great Escape Room

An exciting Sherlock-themed escape room adventure.

Customers enjoying the Grate Lakes Pub Cruiser

A party on wheels.

A lion at the John Ball Zoo

Park, petting zoo, and rotating exhibits.

Players playing at The Ruse

Race against the clock to “escape” the room.

A combination lock on a door

Search high and low for clues and work together as a team.

Players from the Master Arts Theatre

A Christian theatre troupe.

Tables and chairs set up on Rosa Parks Circle

Swing dance in the summer, ice skating in the winter.

Chairs on the state at St Cecilia

Classes, music, and events.

A high ropes course

High ropes course tucked in the forest behind Celebration! Cinema North.

A crowd enjoying a concert at 20 Monroe Live

Concert venue with standing floor and mezzanine seating.

The empty Van Andel Arena

Sports, concerts, and shows in downtown Grand Rapids.