Explore: Places to Go

Ride The Rapid to explore Beer City USA

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We’ve partnered up with FOX17 for another awesome Thrifty Thursday deal we know we know craft beer fans will love. There’s no shortage of craft beer here in Grand Rapids. So when it’s time to explore all that Beer City USA has to offer, let us do the driving for you. Not sure where to start… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to these November Events

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The days are growing shorter and the weather colder. But staying inside doesn’t have to mean missing out on fun events and destinations throughout the city. Music, shopping, theater, cocktails — November has it all. As you gear up for the holiday season, make some time for you and your family to appreciate local events…. Read more »

Blandford Nature Center Offers Fun for the Whole Family

Blandford Nature Center

Changing leaves, cool weather, this season is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. There’s no better place to take in nature in Grand Rapids than Blandford Nature Center. Located at 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW in Grand Rapids, Blandford Nature Center sits on more than 140 acres of woodland leased from the City of Grand… Read more »

Grand Rapids Griffins Free Ride Fridays

Grand Rapids Griffins

Hey, hockey fans! The Grand Rapids Griffins kick off their 2016-2017 season tonight. This year, we’re once again offering free rides to Grand Rapids Griffins Friday home games at Van Andel Arena. This Free Ride Friday promotion gets you to and from the game at no cost to you. Just show your game ticket (paper… Read more »

Places to go: Kid-Friendly Halloween Destinations

Halloween Destinations Ride The Rapid

Calling all ghouls, ghosts and goblins! Have your children picked their costumes yet? Everyone’s favorite spooky holiday is just around the corner. This Halloween, there are so many kid-friendly events to check out throughout Grand Rapids and the suburbs. Since riding the bus is an adventure for kids of all ages, we suggest getting on… Read more »

How to Get to ArtPrize Eight’s Top 20

ArtPrize Eight

From the Grand Rapids Art Museum to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, ArtPrize entries are scattered thoughtfully throughout Grand Rapids waiting to be discovered. It’s hard to believe the world’s most radically open art competition is in its final week. ArtPrize’s eighth year may have been the rainiest in the event’s history, but it… Read more »

Places to go: 10 Transit-Friendly October Events

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Ah…autumn! Bring on the crisp weather, sweaters and falling leaves.Get the most out of the month of October by packing your event calendar with fun things to do. Whether it’s taking in the art and culture of the city or doing something spooky for Halloween, The Rapid can get you there! Relax and leave your… Read more »

Travel Smarter to ArtPrize Eight

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The transformation of downtown Grand Rapids into a giant art gallery is well underway. ArtPrize is almost here with opening day starting this Wednesday, September 21 running through October 9. And in ArtPrize’s eighth year as an event, there’s even more to love. Once again, The Rapid and ArtPrize have partnered up to offer the coveted ArtPrize Metro… Read more »

Get Your ArtPrize Metro Pass Beginning Sept. 18

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Are you ready to check out the world’s most attended art event? ArtPrize 2016 is almost here! Running from Sept. 21 through Oct. 9, ArtPrize Eight will once again transform downtown Grand Rapids into an art museum, performance venue and a chance for public input about art. Founded in 2009 by Rick DeVos as an… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to The Conscious Collective

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Seeking gently loved items to add to your fall wardrobe?Look no further than The Conscious Collective! Located at 445 Bridge Sweet Northwest in Grand Rapids, you can get on board Routes 7, 9, and 19 to visit this local shop. The Conscious Collective is located in a gorgeous building, nestled between other great businesses, on… Read more »