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Grand Rapids Holiday Packages

While there are no longer whitewater rapids in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the city does have tons of charm, green spaces, important history and the best nightlife between Chicago and Detroit.

Grand Rapids packages are loaded with Midwestern fun and some of the nicest folks east of the Mississippi.

Things to Do in Grand Rapids

For a place that gets pretty chilly in the winter, Grand Rapids holidays involve a surprising amount of gardens—not to mention tropical birds! Find your “wingman” at the Tropical Conservatory at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, but don’t put all your eggs in one basket. The sculpture park awaits with splashing waterfalls and pieces by world-class masters, and the Japanese Garden is sure to help you find your centre. For another outdoor experience, head to John Ball Zoological Garden, which not only has a zoo and aquarium, but a band shell with live music in the warmer months.

Next, practice your Victorian-era slang as you get afternoonified (smart) in the Heritage Hill Historic District. The 1,300 homes in this neighbourhood are really bang up to the elephant (perfect), with the oldest dating back to 1843. The styles range from Greek revival to Queen Anne, and there is even a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, prairie-style house you can tour. History buffs will really have gigglemugs (happy faces) after this stop.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

With all that history, it’s not surprising that holidays to Grand Rapids are popular among antique-seekers. The Eastown neighbourhood, which is predictably east of downtown, has plenty of opportunity to pick up Victorian tchotchkes and retro souvenirs. Go further east to Gaslight Village for the quintessential small-town America shopping experience: cute boutiques and restaurants set among pastel, brick-front boutiques, fountains and postcard-worthy sculptures. To really shop ‘til you drop, book one of Wotif’s Grand Rapids car hire options—just make sure it’s got a big trunk, and bring an extra suitcase!

Make your holiday in Grand Rapids one to remember with an upscale meal with a view: Head downtown to the Grand River waterfront to take in the passing ships from your candlelit table. For a less-structured dining experience, check out Downtown Market, where you’ll find bakeries, breweries and vendors, as well as sit-down restaurants. Or just follow the self-guided Grand Rapids Food Trail to meet chefs and locals who can’t wait to talk about what’s on your plate (Michigan produces the second-largest variety of produce in the country!).

If you think you need to book one of our Chicago holiday packages to experience the best nightlife around, think again. You can find spectacular arena shows, Broadway-style theatres, jazz-fuelled lounges and folksy local tunes all within a few blocks in downtown Grand Rapids. (Of course, if you do want to see Chicago, now is a great time!)

What’s Next?

Your holiday self wants to get out and explore, and a visit to “The Great Lakes State” is a great opportunity to channel your inner Burke and Wills. Search for the best Grand Rapids package deals on Wotif and book today!

Things to do in Grand Rapids

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Family Hotels in Grand Rapids

Drury Inn & Suites Grand Rapids

Drury Inn & Suites Grand Rapids

5175 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI
    3.0 out of 5.0
     
     

    Situated in Grand Rapids, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Patterson Ice Center and within 3 miles (5 km) of Centerpointe Mall and Woodland Mall. Calvin College ...

    from AU$164

    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Rapids - South

    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Rapids - South

    6569 Clay Avenue Sw, Grand Rapids, MI
      2.5 out of 5.0
       
       

      Located in Grand Rapids, this family-friendly hotel is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Master Arts Theatre, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Tanger Factory Outlet Center and ...

      from AU$176

      Lakefront Family Friendly Home with Large Beach and Beautiful Views

      Lakefront Family Friendly Home with Large Beach and Beautiful Views

      7080 Silverlake Dr, Rockford, MI
         
         

        Nestled on the beach, this Rockford cottage is within 9 mi (15 km) of Cannonsburg Ski Area, Thousand Oaks Golf Club and Provin Trails Park. Rockford Shopping ...

        Lakefront Family Friendly Home with Large Beach and Beautiful ViewsGet Rates

        Candlewood Suites Grand Rapids Airport

        Candlewood Suites Grand Rapids Airport

        5401 28th Street Ct Se, Grand Rapids, MI
          2.5 out of 5.0
           
           

          Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Watermark Country Club and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Centerpointe Mall. Woodland Mall and Calvin College ...

          from AU$146

          Romantic Hotels in Grand Rapids

          Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton

          Amway Grand Plaza, Curio Collection by Hilton

          187 Monroe Ave Nw, Grand Rapids, MI
            4.0 out of 5.0
             
             

            Located in Downtown, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of DeVos Performance Hall and Public Museum of Grand Rapids. Van Andel Arena and Downtown Market ...

            from AU$343

            Lakefront Family Friendly Home with Large Beach and Beautiful Views

            Lakefront Family Friendly Home with Large Beach and Beautiful Views

            7080 Silverlake Dr, Rockford, MI
               
               

              Nestled on the beach, this Rockford cottage is within 9 mi (15 km) of Cannonsburg Ski Area, Thousand Oaks Golf Club and Provin Trails Park. Rockford Shopping ...

              Lakefront Family Friendly Home with Large Beach and Beautiful ViewsGet Rates

              Pet Friendly and peaceful setting!

              Pet Friendly and peaceful setting!

              4670 Leonard Street, Coopersville, MI
                 
                 

                Located on the riverfront, this family-friendly cottage is within 6 mi (10 km) of Grand Valley State University, Coopersville & Marne Railway, and The Meadows. ...

                from AU$202

                Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown

                Homewood Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown

                161 Ottawa Avenue N.W., Grand Rapids, MI
                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   

                  Located in Downtown, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grand Rapids Art Museum, Van Andel Arena and Public Museum of Grand Rapids. Downtown Market is ...

                  from AU$257

                  ^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.com from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.

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