Sample craft beer, attend concerts, and find other 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. During your stay at the Country Inn & Suites, Grand Rapids East catch your favorite band live at Van Andel Arena, attend a convention at DeVos Place, or stroll through the sculpture park at the acclaimed Frederik Meijer Gardens. For golf enthusiasts, our hotel is close to several excellent golf 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.