Explore: Places to Go

6 Places to Get Paczki to Celebrate Fat Tuesday

Paczki Day, also known as Fat Tuesday, is just around the corner! Fortunately for you, there are several locations throughout The Rapid’s service area where you can get your hands on this tasty polish doughnut. Never heard of this delicious treat? We’ve got the scoop. Paczki — pronounced as “POONCH-key” or “POUNCH-key”–  are doughy, fried, sweetness… Read more »

Small Business Saturday: Get on Board to Shop Locally

Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we’re all for Small Business Saturday. Did you know that 66 percent of every dollar spent at a local business stays locally? While you’re tackling your holiday gift list this season, don’t miss a chance to explore small businesses around West Michigan. In fact, riding the bus can even… Read more »

Ride The Rapid to 2015 Halloween Destinations

Let us be your ride to all of the Halloween fun taking place throughout Grand Rapids! With Halloween landing on a Saturday this year, there’s a number of exciting and spooky events to fill your day. Leave your car at home (especially if you’re planning on celebrating with Halloween drinks) and let us get you… Read more »

Places to go: Ride Guide for August 1 – 7

Kick off August the right way by enjoying all that Grand Rapids has to offer in terms of music, food, and fun. As always, we’ll drive. – August 1 —  Chefs at the Market Start your weekend off on the right note with a freshly prepared meal from chefs at the Downtown Market. Routes nearby: Silver… Read more »

Places to go: Ride Guide for July 25 – 31

Mark your calendars for the following transit-friendly events taking place throughout our service area: – July 25—  Amtrak Train Days All aboard! Visit the Vernon J. Ehlers Amtrak Station for a look into the past, present, and future of train travel. Routes nearby: The Amtrak Station is just steps awau – July 26 — Fulton Street Artisans… Read more »

Places to go: Ride Guide for July 18 – 24

Mark your calendars for the following transit-friendly events taking place throughout our service area: – July 18 —  Dark Side: The Light Show Visit the galaxy from the most comfortable seat in the house at the Grand Rapids Public Museum’s first planetarium production. Routes nearby: 7, 9, 12, 50 – July 19 — Fulton Street… Read more »

Places to go: Grandwich Edition

Foodies, you’ve got a full itinerary ahead of you! Grandwich, the annual search for the best sandwich in Grand Rapids kicked off this week. This year restaurants were asked to be creative while featuring local products. With nearly two dozen entries, consider letting us do the driving to the many Grandwich destinations throughout the city… Read more »

Places to go: Ride Guide for June 27 – July 3

  Mark your calendars for the following transit-friendly events taking place throughout our service area: – June 27 — Eastown Bizarre Bazaar Get your fill of local artists, potters, sculptors, and jewelry designers in the heart of Eastown. Routes nearby: 5, 6, 14 – June 28 — Kidstruction Zone at Grand Rapids Children’s Museum Dig up… Read more »

Places to go: Ride Guide for June 20 – 26

  Mark your calendars for the following transit-friendly events taking place throughout our service area: – June 20 — Founders Fest Just steps away from Rapid Central Station you can enjoy live music, craft beer, and good food. Routes nearby: Most routes can get you to Founders for this event, but please be advised of detours…. Read more »

Places to go: Ride Guide for June 13 – 19

Get on board and we’ll get you to great events this weekend and throughout next week. Mark your calendar for the following events in our service area: – June 13 — DeVos Place 10th Anniversary Open House Celebrate 10 years of DeVos Place with this free event. We’ll be there! Routes nearby: Silver Line &… Read more »