What can you do on Grand Rapids vacations? A lot! In fact, a Grand Rapids getaway has so much to offer that it might be the perfect travel destination for you.
Grand Rapids is Michigan’s second largest city and lies along the banks of the beautiful Grand River. It boasts more than a dozen golf courses and the fantastic Cannonsburg Ski Area is just a short drive away for great golfing or ski vacations.
Other great places to visit are the John Ball Park Zoo, Fredrick Meijer Gardens(with a fabulous childrens' garden,) and the VanAndel Museum Center.
The downtown area has some excellent 4 and 5-star hotels, an arena that holds top concerts and has an excellent local hockey team.
Also, don't miss Rosa Parks Circle, which is a stunning park designed by well-known known artist, Maya Lin. It is home to outdoor concerts in the summertime, and ice skate rentals in the winter.
Want insider vacation tips for Grand Rapids from the people who live there? Here are some must-see suggestions from Grand Rapids locals.