Welcome to Grand Rapids! If you’re here for a quick day trip, layover or pass through I’ve got the best itinerary to make the most of your day in Grand Rapids. Check out this guide to spending one day in Grand Rapids that has a little something for everyone.
But First Coffee:
Stop by Madcap (they have 3 different locations in Grand Rapids) for some amazing coffee. I’m obsessed with their Six One Six blend and the nitro cold brew. Trust me for a great cup of coffee to start your day in Grand Rapids this is the best spot.
Brunch is Always a Good Idea:
After some coffee let’s talk about brunch or lunch options in Grand Rapids. I’m a huge fan of Terra for their seasonal ingredients and farm-to-table concept. You can’t go wrong with the apple cheddar salad, omelettes, or wood fired pizzas. Stick with a classic and visit Wolfgang’s or Cherie Inn for a fabulous traditional brunch and don’t miss out on the banana bread french toast at Wolfgang’s.
If you’re looking to fill up a couple of hours and want to do something a little “touristy” check out Frederik Meijer Gardens. If it’s a nice day take a stroll through the gardens or stay indoors to see the butterflies during the spring or Christmas around the world during the winter.
Shop Till You Drop:
Treat Yo Self:
Cheers to Beer City: