Get ready to be wowed - Grand Rapids never fails to surprise visitors with the huge variety of things to see and do here: World-renowned art, museums and historic sites for cultural vacationers. World-class golf, recreation and beaches for nature lovers. Incredible farm-to-table restaurants for foodies and wholesome "playcation" fun for families.
American’s Best River Town. America’s Best Mountain Biking Town. America’s 6th Best Fishing City. One of America’s Top 10 Waterfront Towns
A lot of people associate Grand Rapids with big-city excitement. We’ve certainly got plenty of that. But we’re also fortunate to enjoy a spectacular natural playground – one that’s earned kudos like those above from the experts at Outside, Field & Stream, and National Geographic Adventure magazines. The “Grand Outdoors” video series introduces you to a few of the many ways you can play, relax and have fun in the fresh, clean air of Grand Rapids and Kent County. Take a look – then come explore our outdoor offerings for yourself!
Get a glimpse into some of the outdoor recreation opportunities available to Grand Rapids visitors. Meet locals who are inspiring and empowering others to boat, paddle, fish and bike the area. Learn how an already-thriving outdoor adventure scene is getting even better. Click to watch now!