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Winter Happenings

Last month we showed you how to live like a local during December. As the new year approaches, we have our eyes set on January and February. Do you have any winter favorites in Grand Rapids? Let us know in the comments below! -Happy Holidays from the Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown

Holiday Inn Guide to ArtPrize

ArtPrize 10 starts on Wednesday and we have made our guide to ArtPrize 10 to help you make the most of a trip within our city! The public art show runs from Wednesday, September 19th to Sunday, October 7th. ArtPrize Basics ArtPrize Home Page Dates of ArtPrize: Wednesday, September 19th to Sunday, October 7th Location of Visitors Pavilion: Rosa Parks Circle  Visitor’s Pavilion Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Interactive Map: There are 165 participating locations in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This interactive map allows you to manipulate where you would to go as you walk around the city. Filter options also include venues which have public restrooms. Transportation Around the City: Expect travel delays during ArtPrize. We recommend travelling by foot, as parking will be limited while touring the city. If you would like to ride the free DASH bus service, the map is located below. The closest bus stops to our...
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Best Ice Cream in Grand Rapids

Did you know July 15th is National Ice Cream Day? Our guests have told us the best places for ice cream in Grand Rapids, and we agree! While visiting the Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown, we hope you take these local favorites into consideration.   Pearl Street Grill Ready to relax with a movie while enjoying an ice cream treat? Found within our hotel, Pearl Street Grill  offers dessert options ranging from sundaes to brownies topped with ice cream. Grab and go ice cream treats are also found within our Pearl Street Lounge.   Jersey Junction Known as one of the oldest ice cream shops in Grand Rapids, Jersey Junction has served ice cream since 1963. Here one will find local Hudsonville ice cream with flavors varying from Cinnamon Churro to Turtle Sundae. Before leaving, do not forget to make your mark by signing a bench!   Furniture City Creamery Another local...
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