Travel & Tourism

Recreation, travel, transportation and lodging


Muskegon County books record tourism

Hotel occupancy rates crest 50 percent mark for first time in years.

May 26, 2017
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) Tourists are keeping Muskegon County’s hospitality and tourism businesses busy. Read More

Riverfront hotel completes makeover

May 25, 2017
A riverfront hotel in town that underwent extensive renovations is officially open again. Read More

Downtown hosting food truck festival

May 19, 2017
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. is hosting a food truck rally this weekend. Read More

Downtown concert series releases lineup

May 19, 2017
The Grand Rapids Art Museum has released the lineup for the multi-genre summer concert series held on its terrace. Read More

Civic agency releases lineup for Movies in the Park

May 16, 2017
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. has announced the slate for this summer’s Movies in the Park — and expanded the event to include double features each night. Read More

Gardens’ tourists power area businesses

Study finds Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park draws 445,000 visitors annually from outside Kent County, adds $75 million to local economy.

May 12, 2017
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has become a destination for visitors across the U.S., and it’s showing up in the local economy. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: The 40th Fifth Third River Bank Run

May 9, 2017
Marty Allen, founder of the Fifth Third River Bank Run, and John Zimmerman, the event’s race director, are the featured guests in episode 33 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Meijer Gardens releases lineup for Tuesday night concerts

May 4, 2017
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has released the lineup for its Tuesday night summer concert series. Read More

River Bank Run ready for 40th start

More than 18,000 runners expected to compete in annual event, which features largest 25K in the country.

April 28, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Marty Allen found a spot on the curb near the starting line of the River Bank Run and perched beside his friend and volunteer Jerry Seigersma. Read More

Festivals help Ludington log record tourist season

Convention and Visitors Bureau reports $12.4 million in room rental income for 2016 — the highest number in its history.

April 28, 2017
More people than ever stayed in Ludington last year, drawn by a two-day concert called Rhythm & Dunes, the Gus Macker basketball tournament, two beer festivals, the state park and municipal marina, and numerous summer and offseason events. Read More