Travel & Tourism

Recreation, travel, transportation and lodging


Meijer Gardens reveals three summer concerts

February 20, 2017
Organizers of a local amphitheater summer concert series have revealed three initial acts. Read More

West Michigan receiving $19.9M for nature projects

February 14, 2017
Fifteen West Michigan communities are receiving state grants to support outdoor recreation projects. Read More

Employers rate among 'Best Workplaces for Commuters'

February 13, 2017
Two local organizations have earned a national designation for offering “outstanding commuter benefits” to employees. Read More

Parking at 95 percent capacity

City focuses on building surface parking lots rather than parking structures.

February 10, 2017
Grand Rapids may not have the solution to the city’s parking crunch just yet, but officials are willing to listen to questions. Read More

DDA approves TIF reimbursement for project

CWD Real Estate Investment plans for $42-million restoration of downtown buildings.

February 10, 2017
A project that will restore a pair of historic buildings and bring an international hotel chain downtown was approved for TIF reimbursement by the Downtown Development Authority. Read More

Hotel brand plans location near Dutch theme park

February 9, 2017
An extended-stay hotel chain plans to build a location next to a Dutch theme park in the region, pending finalization of its land purchase. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Doug Small of Experience Grand Rapids

February 7, 2017
Doug Small — the president and CEO of Experience Grand Rapids — is the featured guest in episode 20 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Motel operator pleads guilty in wage case

February 6, 2017
| By AP
A motel operator in the region has pleaded guilty in a federal wage investigation. Read More

International hotel brand plans downtown location

February 2, 2017
A commercial real estate firm has confirmed plans for an international hotel chain in one of its downtown buildings. Read More

Downtown venues rank among tops in world

February 1, 2017
A pair of downtown venues rank among the tops in the world and U.S. for ticket sales in 2016. Read More