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Grand Rapids Tourism and Sightseeing
The Grand Rapids area is full of activities for all types of people. Grand Rapids has large shopping malls, strip malls, and small boutique shops downtown. The downtown area is rich in history and has art museums, public museums, and the Gerald R. Ford Museum. Grand Rapids also has nice outdoor recreation, such as the John Ball Zoo and the Fredrick Meijer Gardens. Then there is the amazing night lfe in downtown Grand Rapids, that consists of countless night clubs, bars, and the DeVos place and the Van Andle Arena. This city is smaller is size, but it makes up for it in things to do.  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. View Map.


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Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park Top Attraction!
Nature in Grand Rapids, MI USA

This 132-acre attraction features the most comprehensive outdoor sculpture collection in the Midwest, indoor and outdoor gardens, largest tropical conservatory in the state, nature trails, guided tram and 5 acre Children's Garden. Admission charged.


John Ball Zoo
John Ball Zoo Top Attraction!
Zoo in Grand Rapids, MI USA

John Ball Zoo, with over 1,000 animals, is located in a 110-acre park. The zoo has an aquarium, children's zoo, African area and chimpanzee exhibit. Admission charged.

Annual Bunny Train
Annual Bunny Train things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Recreation in Coopersville, MI USA

The Easter Bunny and friends will entertain kids of all ages The Annual Bunny Train will be departing from the Coopersville & Marne Railway station, in historic downtown Coopersville, each Saturday and Sunday from March 28th through April 11th.

Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids North & IMAX
Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids North & IMAX things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Imax Theatre in Grand Rapids, MI USA


Coopersville & Marne Railway Santa Train
Coopersville & Marne Railway Santa Train things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Recreation in Coopersville, MI USA

Train ride featuring Santa, elves and a story telling Prince The annual Coopersville & Marne Railway Santa Train includes a 90-minute trip on our vintage railroad. During the trip kids will be entertained by a storytelling Princess reading Christmas books.


Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center
Coopersville Farm Museum and Event Center things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Museum in Coopersville, MI USA

Rural Life in the Mid-West Visit this 12,000 square foot facility and enjoy time reminiscing, sharing stories, learning about farming, agriculture, and rural life. A slow paced, relaxing atmosphere that is family friendly, handicapped accessible, and interesting for everyone.

Famous Pumpkin Train
Famous Pumpkin Train things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Recreation in Coopersville, MI USA

A vintage train ride featuring characters entertaing passeng The Coopersville & Marne Railway's Famous Pumpkin Train offers a 90 minute vintage train ride through Eastern Ottawa County from Coopersville to Marne and return.

Chris Renzema at The Pyramid Scheme
Chris Renzema at The Pyramid Scheme things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
May 02, 2021 (Sunday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Chris Renzema May 02, 2021 at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI 8:00PM

Nada Surf w/ S.G. Goodman at The Pyramid Scheme
Nada Surf w/ S.G. Goodman at The Pyramid Scheme things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Next Month, Apr 29, 2021 (Thursday) Concert event in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Nada Surf w/ S.G. Goodman April 29, 2021 at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, MI 8:00PM


Experience Grand Rapids Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Experience Grand Rapids Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Visitor Bureau in Grand Rapids, MI USA

Find official visitor and travel information about Grand Rapids, including hotels, restaurants, events, specials, discounts and more from the online travel resource of Grand Rapids, Michigan - Experience Grand Rapids. The official Destination Marketing Organization for Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton
Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI USA
Currently as low as $189.00/night!

This Michigan hotel overlooks the Grand River and is connected to the Grand Rapids Convention Center. Every room includes a flat-screen TV. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse restaurant is on site. The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel includes a fitness centre and an indoor pool. Free Internet, Indoor Pool, Restaurant.

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton
Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI USA
Currently as low as $189.00/night!

This Michigan hotel overlooks the Grand River and is connected to the Grand Rapids Convention Center. Every room includes a flat-screen TV. Ruth's Chris Steakhouse restaurant is on site. The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel includes a fitness centre and an indoor pool. Free Internet, Indoor Pool, Restaurant.

Baymont by Wyndham Grand Rapids Near Downtown
Baymont by Wyndham Grand Rapids Near Downtown
Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI USA
Currently as low as $60.50/night!

Set within 7 km of Van Andel Arena and 7 km of Grand Valley State University - Pew Campus Baymont by Wyndham Grand Rapids Near Downtown offers rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in Grand Rapids. This 2-star hotel offers an ATM. Free Internet, Swimming Pool, Indoor Pool, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids South
Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids South things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Movie Cinema in Grand Rapids, MI USA


Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids Woodland
Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids Woodland things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Movie Cinema in Grand Rapids, MI USA


Celebration! Cinema RiverTown
Celebration! Cinema RiverTown things to do on a rainy day in Grand Rapids, MI
Movie Cinema in Grandville, MI USA


Clarion Inn and Suites Airport
Clarion Inn and Suites Airport
Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI USA
Currently as low as $84.00/night!

Located 2 miles from the Gerald Ford Airport this Grand Rapids hotel provides a free airport and area shuttle. The hotel features in-room 32-inch flat-screen TVs and an outdoor pool. Free Internet,Outdoor Pool, Free Breakfast, Restaurant, Pets Allowed.

Clarion Inn and Suites Airport
Clarion Inn and Suites Airport
Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI USA
Currently as low as $84.00/night!

Located 2 miles from the Gerald Ford Airport this Grand Rapids hotel provides a free airport and area shuttle. The hotel features in-room 32-inch flat-screen TVs and an outdoor pool. Free Internet,Outdoor Pool, Free Breakfast, Restaurant, Pets Allowed.

Comfort Inn Airport Grand Rapids
Comfort Inn Airport Grand Rapids
Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI USA
Currently as low as $97.71/night!

This hotel is 3 miles from the Gerald Ford International Airport. The hotel offers a free airport shuttle and provides a flat-screen TV in every room. Comfort Inn Airport Grand Rapids rooms include a microwave and refrigerator. Free Internet, Free Breakfast, Pets Allowed.

DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids-Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Rapids-Airport
Hotel in Grand Rapids, MI USA
Currently as low as $120.00/night!

Only minutes from Gerald R. Ford International Airport as well as many popular area points of interest this hotel features comfortable rooms and many free amenities including airport shuttle service. Free Internet, Indoor Pool, Restaurant, Pets Allowed.

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Best Places to Stay in Grand Rapids


Amway Grand Plaza Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton
Guest Score:
From $189 / night.


Free Internet, Restaurant.
Comfort Inn Airport Grand Rapids
Guest Score:
From $98 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Hampton Inn Grand Rapids/North
Guest Score:
From $148 / night.


Free Internet, Free Breakfast.
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
Guest Score:
From $153 / night.


Free Internet, Restaurant.

Best Time to Visit Grand Rapids


The best time to visit Michigan is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the upper 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the mid 40's and highs in the low 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Grand Rapids


Month Low Avg High
January 15.6 22.4 29.3
February 17.4 25.0 32.6
March 25.9 34.6 43.3
April 36.1 46.3 56.6
May 46.6 58.1 69.6
June 55.8 67.1 78.4
July 60.5 71.4 82.3
August 59.0 69.4 79.7
September 51.0 61.3 71.7
October 40.2 49.9 59.6
November 31.2 38.4 45.5
December 21.4 27.6 33.7

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