Discover fun things to do in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids has become a popular destination for foodies, beer lovers, and music fans thanks to its eclectic restaurants, dozens of breweries, and expansive concert venues. After hosting an on-site meeting with your team at the Country Inn & Suites, Grand Rapids East, head to a convention at DeVos Place. You can stroll through the sculpture park at the acclaimed Frederik Meijer Gardens before cheering on the Griffins hockey team at Van Andel Arena. For golf enthusiasts, our hotel is close to several excellent courses. If you're looking for other things to do outdoors, try hiking and bicycling on nearby trails or kayaking along one of Michigan's pristine rivers.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

0.62 mi / 1 km from the hotel
One of Michigan's biggest tourist draws, Frederik Meijer Gardens pulls in more than half a million annual visitors intent on seeing 158 acres of botanical gardens and sculptures.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

4.51 mi / 7.25 km from the hotel
Part of the same institution as the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library, this museum honors the life and legacy of the 38th president of the United States of America. Find out more about Watergate and catch a glimpse of the Oval Office replica.

Grand Rapids Art Museum

4.2 mi / 6.75 km from the hotel
Designated as one of the “art treasures in nearby Midwest cities” by the Chicago Tribune, this is the first LEED Gold-certified art museum in the world.

Grand Rapids Public Museum

4.48 mi / 7.21 km from the hotel
History buffs appreciate this museum that explores the rich culture of the Grand Rapids area. Be sure to check out the amazing full-scale replica of 1890s Grand Rapids.

Van Andel Arena

4.25 mi / 6.84 km from the hotel
This multipurpose venue hosts Grand Rapids Griffins hockey games as well as concerts by world-renowned musicians like Bob Dylan, Elton John, Kesha, and Janet Jackson.

Woodland Mall

3.75 mi / 6.03 km from the hotel
See a first-run movie at the theater, grab a bite to eat at one of the many dining options, or shop for a new outfit at popular retailers like J.Crew.

Celebration Cinema

2.13 mi / 3.42 km from the hotel
See the latest blockbuster film at this nearby cinema, which also boasts a state-of-the-art IMAX screen.

Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids, MI

11.78 mi / 18.97 km from the hotel
From Brooks Brothers to Dressbarn to Forever 21, the Tanger Outlets in Grand Rapids has something for everyone. Get the best deals from your favorite stores and brands all in one place.

Pilgrim's Run Golf Club

26.5 mi / 42.65 km from the hotel
Perfect for players of all abilities, this course spans over 400 acres and features six different yardages for teeing off.