The Latest Honors for Grand Rapids!

Every State's Best Travel Destination for 2020

January, 2020

"Grand Rapids' popularity continues to bubble towards the top of the beverage tourism power rankings, and 2020 is the perfect year to check it out for yourself."

Best Places for Older Travelers to Visit in 2020

January 2020

"Want to see Elton John in concert one last time? The music legend will make a stop at Van Andel Arena, as part of his farewell tour. Prefer to spend the day at a museum? Venture to the Grand Rapids Public Museum to see the fascinating Bodies Revealed exhibit on display."

7 Midwest Cities that are Absolutely Worth Exploring

August, 2019

"TripAdvisor Rentals Blog named Grand Rapids one of the 7 Midwest Cities that are Absolutely Worth Exploring."

Why Grand Rapids, Michigan is Your Gateway to a Perfect Midwest Summer

August, 2019

"This small but bustling city surprised me with its upscale culinary scene, lively watering holes, and warm, welcoming community. If you’re looking for a smaller, less crowded city infused with midwest charm, Grand Rapids felt like the perfect gateway to all that and more."

Experience GR Keeps Eye on Future

August, 2019

"Experience Grand Rapids exists to promote the area to tourists of all kinds — individuals, parties and group meetings of all sizes"

10 U.S. Tours That Even Americans Should Take

May, 2019

"Over the course of six hours, you can expect to try 12 different beer samples, in addition to learning the history of Grand Rapids, from the Prohibition Era to the recent rise of craft brew."

Grand Rapids: Built to Last

September, 2019 

Grand Rapids was named the 'Top-Ranking Minor League Market' in the United States by Sports Business Journal.

8 Underappreciated American Cities You Need to Check Out This Year, Thrillist

January, 2019

"A robust beer scene and dynamic investment are putting Grand Rapids squarely in the spotlight."

25 U.S. Cities That Millennials Can Afford — and Actually Want to Live In, The Penny Hoarder

June, 2018

"Although rent for a one-bedroom apartment is around $840, the cost of everything else plus the influx of millennials pushed Grand Rapids into No. 2. That’s because of two words: beer and jobs."

LendingTree Ranks the Best and Worst Cities for New Small Businesses, LendingTree

February, 2018

"Coming in second place overall was Grand Rapids, Mich. Businesses reported an average annual revenue of $293,495 and 85.2% of applicants were profitable. Businesses in Grand Rapids reported they were profitable more often than businesses in top-ranked Sacramento."