Grand Rapids, Michigan, is one of America’s most surprising destinations. It’s a small city with big-city attractions including art institutions, a scrumptious food scene, wholesome “playcation” fun and friendly locals eager to share their hometown highlights with Connect Faith 2019 attendees.
Located along the Grand River—midway between Chicago and Cleveland—Grand Rapids has an array of outdoor recreation, culture and family fun. And this year, the city is celebrating its golden anniversary with eccentric art installations and Calder Plaza’s new pavilion stage and cafe. The free, bright pink Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) makes exploring easy with two continuous routes through the center city, hitting each stop every eight minutes. No matter how you explore, you’re sure to become smitten with the “Mitten State’s” best attractions.