Things To Do In Grand Rapids – A 4 Day Adventure Itinerary 

You might not know too much about what to do in Grand Rapids, but by the end of this 4-day itinerary, you’ll be blown away by just how much there is to offer.

Whether it’s the beer, culinary, art, historic, outdoor, or adventure scene It’s a city that’s on the up and up and I’m going to show you why you need to visit and ultimately the best things to do in Grand Rapids.

Day 1 – One Spectacular Garden and Park

Start off with the Sculpture Galleries, walk down the hallway, and you’ll discover the Lena Meijer Tropical Observatory and furthermore, the greenhouses.

Inside the observatory, you’ll be treated to waterfalls, a walk-through tunnel, and butterflies. If you have time, take a seat on one of the benches and take it all in.

Use your Culture Pass GR to gain entry into the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. You’ll come out of your 2-3 hours here with that much more of an appreciation of who he was as a President.

Day 2 – Experience the Outdoors

Head back to your downtown hotel and wait for your GR Paddling pick-up. These are private trips, which means you get attentive service, it’s more comfortable, and ultimately you have more freedom.

Day 3 – Art, Markets, and Hiking

Another amazing breakfast spot in the city is Wolfgang’s Restaurant. This bustling spot is known for its large portions, reasonable prices, and funny photoshopped posters.

Your next stop is the Grand Rapids Art Museum. Locally known as the GRAM, I was blown away by the museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits. It’s a manageable 3 floors with a mix of classical to modern art.

Next steps

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