Being one of the largest cities in Michigan, (second largest to be precise); Grand Rapids is one of the most underrated. While it is only two and a half hours from Detroit, this amazing place houses some great properties such as Amway Grand Plaza Grand Rapids. The locals make for the most diverse culture here and the locally owned innovative cuisine is ideal to try out. If you want to enjoy your stay here completely, then here is what we recommend you do:
- Go for Street Art When it comes to Street Art, one of the first things that struck us about this lovely city was the vibrancy all around town. At the moment, there is a project which honors rad women and it is arranged alphabetically. It is inspired by a bestseller which was illustrated by the famous Mirian Klein Stahl and was authored by Kate Schatz. If you want to see women empowerment in art, then this is your best bet.
- Visit the Meijer Sculpture Park
Located quite close to Amway Grand Plaza Grand Rapids, this park takes you through the history of Meijers. These people were most definitely Grand Rapid’s most popular residents. They really did a lot for the community here and additionally preserved a lot of arts for the people here. You can surely see some of their best collections right at the Meijer Sculpture Park. It is more or less like a version of Leonardo’s Horse. Also, enjoy a seasonal butterfly garden located indoors which has plenty of holiday activities.
- Check out the local food scene Well, what is a place without any local food scene right there? For people who want to enjoy lovely steak, the Butcher’s Union is your go to. Be prepared to wait in long lines because it is crowded, even mid-week. Enjoy delicious and hearty meals here. If you want to go for something lighter, then the tacos are our recommendation. Try them out at Donkey Taqueia. Enjoy them with margaritas and you have yourself a party. Apart from that, one dish that you may just frown at, but we absolutely love, is fried brussel sprouts. Enjoy them to your heart’s content.
- Go Swimming in Lake Michigan Well, channel the inner swimmer in you and visit Lake Michigan. The reason why we highly recommend this place is because it feels like an ocean. And the best part, it literally doesn’t have a single shark. There is a beach right where you can have a picnic. The surrounding trails are amazing to hike and for an active day, Lake Michigan is our top pick for things to do in Grand Rapids.
If all of the aforementioned ideas intrigue you, then we highly recommend you to book a stay at a hotel like Amway Grand Plaza Grand Rapids well in advance. This is sure to make your stay worthwhile. Since it is centrally located, you can do all the activities without much of a hassle.