Michigan camping: The original staycation

Five spots to check out for late summer / early fall getaways close to home Concerns of safety, closures and cancellations have limited travel during the pandemic, making both outdoor activities and nearby destinations popular for even the most brief break from the new norm. Fortunately for Michiganders, there is no shortage of options: From kayaking to frisbee golf, there […]

GR{KNOW} | 12 Things To Do At Home While Social Distancing in Grand Rapids

Social Distancing. Quarantine & Chill. Wash Your Hands. Not only are these buzz worthy topics, but also our “new normal” way of living for the time being. With Grand Rapids and pretty much the entire world being at a standstill, you may start to wonder – what am I going to do in my home indefinitely? As always, we’re here to […]

GR{KNOW} | Airbnb Style Hotel To Open Late Summer In Downtown Grand Rapids

If you are planning to visit Grand Rapids, you may be in for a treat when it comes to unique hotel experiences. Real estate broker Bradley Veneklase has plans to open a new Airbnb style boutique hotel with just five furnished units. The establishment is set to open in late summer 2020. The Finnley will be located at 65 Monroe […]

GR{KNOW} | Meet Grand Rapids Girls Pint Out

Beer City USA isn’t just for the boys!  Grand Rapids Girls Pint Out’s mission is to build a network of women who love craft beer, while also playing an active role in this community. In doing so, they connect through social media, blog posts and events for local beer loving women.   Girls Pint Out originated in Indianapolis, IN in 2010 […]

GR{KNOW} | Planet Fitness Coming to Downtown Grand Rapids

If working on your fitness is one of your #2020goals, you will be pleased to know that a new Planet Fitness will be opening in the downtown Grand Rapids area. Read on to learn more about what to expect when you visit the gym. Location | 234 Market Street Estimated Grand Opening | Late Spring 2020 Speciality | Affordably Priced […]

GR{KNOW} | The Pack Indoor Dog Park Coming Soon To Grand Rapids

It was us. “We let the dogs out.” West Michigan dog parents REJOICE! A new space for your pup to play is coming soon to Grand Rapids. Meet The Pack Indoor Dog Park – the first of it’s kind in Michigan! Location | 5205 West River Drive NE {in Comstock Park} Speciality | Off Leash Dog Park | Dog Day […]

Our 20 Favorite Projects in GR for 2020 (A Letter)

Ionia Avenue looking from the new Residence Inn under construction   Dear family, friends and loved ones near and far, Happy New Year! It’s once again that time of year to give you an update on the exciting new projects going on around town, and of course, our favorites! Our little city continues to grow and bloom and there are […]

GR{KNOW} | Speciation Artisan Ales To Open New Tasting Room In 2020

Calling all Speciation Artisan Ales fans! The company has recently announced opening new tasting room with Native Species Urban Winery. Read on to find out more about what you can expect from this upcoming development.  Location | 928 Wealthy St. {near the intersection of Wealthy and Diamond} Estimated Grand Opening | Late 2020 {pending licensing and approvals} Speciality | Mixed-Culture […]

GR{KNOW} | Grand Rapids Named One Of The Top ‘Beercation’ Cities by Travel and Leisure

Hey GR, we made it onto another travel destination list! Beer City USA is now known as one of the Top Cities for a ‘BEERCATION’! Here at GRNow, we’d like to thank the Travel and Leisure for solidifying our spot on the map. The online magazine recently published an article recommending getaways for beer lovers and Grand Rapids made it to […]

GR{KNOW} | 2019 Uptown Holiday Shop Hop

The “most wonderful time of the year” is upon us which means shopping season is kicked into high gear. If you are working on scratching the names off of your holiday list, the Grand Rapids Uptown Holiday Shop Hop is an event you won’t want to miss. Learn more about this year’s event highlights.  Date & Time | Thursday, December […]