Looking for that fall weekend getaway? Grand Rapids offers some of the best fall activities West Michigan has to offer. Unfortunately summer is coming to an end. School is back in session and no real vacation time until Thanksgiving. Some of us need a little more excitement in our lives but just don’t have the time to make it happen. Grand Rapids is the perfect spot to satisfy that travel itch. Performing arts, breweries, art, fine dining, spa treatments at a five star hotel, Grand Rapids caters to any and all interest.
Fall is the perfect time to visit Grand Rapids for that weekend getaway. Home to the world’s largest art prize judged solely on the public vote, Art Prizehas become a world renowned art festival that blankets the city in art. Coffee shops, parks, retail shop windows, even banks become art galleries and downtown is filled with hundreds of thousands of people walking the streets of Grand Rapids looking at art pieces from artists all over the world. Each year the festival has something bigger and better. It’s the perfect time to visit before the snow fall. What started out as a “social experiment” turned into a fantastic art event that has become a mainstay for the city of Grand Rapids. If you are considering making a visit, it is highly recommended you book your trip sooner rather than later. Hotels near downtown tend to book up rather quickly. For more information on the history of the festival and to look at some of the past years winners click here.
If art really isn’t your thing then maybe craft beer is? If so, Grand Rapids has you covered for your weekend getaway. Homes to some of the topranked breweries in the WORLD. Breweries in Grand Rapids are always putting on great events that keep visitors taste palettes on edge and their bellies filled with delicious taking beer such as the Perrin Brewing Company’s “sort of annual” Backyard Beer Bash. This amazing festival is hosted right in the breweries Comstock Park backyard and has plenty of entertainment to keep you going through the day. Live music and limited-release beer will all be apart of Perrin’s birthday celebration September 13th, 2014 from 4-11pm. Click here for some other great fall festivals put on by Grand Rapids breweries.
With so many options and things to do it’s tough to fit it all into one weekend but thats just another excuse to visit the area again in the near future. The city is the perfect weekend getaway destination and caters to all walks of life. If you would like to keep up on whats going on in Grand Rapids and to plan your next trip around some cool events, be sure to check out Experience GR. They are very good at keeping up with Grand Rapids. Their website is located at www.experiencegr.com. If you find yourself falling crazy in love with this wonderful city and plan a move to the area, Josh May and his team are the perfect fit to help find that dream home you have been looking for.