Welcome to Grand Rapids
A vibrant downtown without the big city hassle.
Expect a vibrant downtown between Chicago and Detroit – all the benefits of a big city with none of the hassle. If you are looking for a food experience or bespoke crafted gift, check out the things to see and do around the city organized by our own Creatives in GR.
Are you a beer enthusiast?
Use the Beer City Ale Trail map to plot your own course among our 80+ craft breweries.
Our Main Venue
20 Monroe Live
11 Ottawa Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Since its debut in early 2017, 20 Monroe Live is the state-of-the-art venue in Grand Rapids. A new home for live music, entertainment and special events, It includes a the Vanguard, a beautiful VIP club with the amenities of a private bar, open air patio and access to the best seats in the house.
Something for Everyone
If you’re hopping around downtown, remember the DASH routes (pink busses) and MAY Mobility shuttles (white and green 6-person shuttles) are free Downtown Area Shuttles.
If you’re arriving to Grand Rapids by train you’ll be arriving adjacent to the Grand Rapids RAPID Bus Station. If you’re coming via Greyhound or other bus line, you’ll arrive directly into the GR RAPID Bus Station. Once at the RAPID Bus Station, you can use a local transit bus ticket to get yourself to your hotel or to our downtown venues. Mobile GR and the folks at The RAPID recommend you use the Transit App to help you plan your trip on our local bus lines.
Parking meters have various operating times, so use the Grand Rapids parking Mobile App “MOTU” or pay attention to the meter’s specific information.
If you’re staying for multiple days, we’d recommend parking at your hotel – AC Hotel offers self-parking and valet. If your hotel doesn’t offer parking, or you prefer to park off-site you can use this virtual Visitor Parking Guide to help you find parking ramps and DASH & RAPIDS bus stops.
Grand Rapids’ Gerald Ford International Airport is less than 15 miles from the AC Hotel, which is about 20-minutes by car or about 2-hours by public transit. If you want to hail an Uber, you can use their app for that (UberGR discount code gives a first time rider a few dollars off).