By Jessica Beck
Grand Rapids
Michigan
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Built on the Grand River, Grand Rapids, Michigan is waiting to offer you culture and entertainment.  Admnirably nicknamed “Furniture City, Grand Rapids is home to five of the world’s top office furniture companies. Being the second largest city in Michigan it is full of activities for everyone and never allows for a dull moment.  Here in this city, rest assure that you will be treated far more than just another piece of furniture in this Grand metropolis.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to visit this beautiful Michigan city.  Grand Rapids has the major airport, Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR), located about 9 miles from the city’s center.  From there, taxis, buses, and a metro system will be waiting to take you to your final destination within the city.  EscapeWizard.com wants to assist you in your travel planning by making your flight search easy.  Simply click on the following link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) and let us work our magic! After we have found your perfect flight option, allow EscapeWizard.com to search for convenient and affordable hotel options to fit your itinerary and budget. Click on the following link to be directed to our hotel search page (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl). Let EscapeWizard.com help you plan your Michigan destination today!

Unpacked and ready to discover every ripple of Grand Rapids? EscapeWizard.com recommends heading over to the west bank of the Grand River. Here, you can visit one of the oldest history museums in the United States, the Van Andel Museum Center.  The Gerald R. Ford Museum, Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium, and the Voigt House Victorian Museum are also located here. Taking a stroll along the Grand River is an EscapeWizard.com favorite and the riverwalk provides a peaceful path.  You will stumble upon the Hopewell Tribe’s symbolic burial mounds and an entertaining  fish ladder where you can watch for any leaping fish. If you are looking for more outdoor activity options, EscapeWizard.com encourages you to head over to the132-acre Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.  It is the largest tropical conservatory in Michigan and is comprised of a mixture of sculptures, gardens, and nature trails as well as a 5-acre Children’s Garden.

If you love art, head downtown to the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts where you can explore art exhibits, check out the movie theater, or create art of your own in the urban clay studio. There are many different art festivals and exhibitions throughout the year so be sure to investigate any events that are happening during the time of your visit. If architecture is more to your liking, EscapeWizard.com suggests heading to the eclectic neighborhood of Heritage Hill, known to be one of the largest historic urban districts in the United States. The neighborhood contains over 50 different architectural styles ranging from Greek Revival to Queen Anne to Prairie Style houses designed by praised architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright.

As for nightlife, this city’s downtown offers an unlimited variety of options. From pubs to live music bars, from comedy clubs to theater, from sports bars to breweries, any nightlife entertainment that you could ever want is right outside your hotel room.

The exciting city of Grand Rapids, Michigan is waiting for you. Come and explore all the culture and experiences this city has to offer you. Click on the following link and allow EscapeWizard.com to jump start your adventure planning today (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php).
Hotels in Grand Rapids
By Joshua Hayford
Hilton Grand Rapids Airport
4747 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI
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With a focus on comfort and convenience, the 226 rooms and suites of the Hilton Grand Rapids Airport provide travelers with a stylish and comfortable place to spend their time in Michigan.  Between its proximity to the airport, just two miles away, and a complimentary shuttle that runs back and forth, this hotel eliminates the stress from travel. Only minutes from the business district, the Hilton is situated to make any corporate trip a breeze. Local attractions include the Frederik Meijer Gardens, John Ball Zoo, and the Presidential Museum.

Guests of the hotel can select between a standard room and a suite. Each feature modern amenities, flat screen TVs, a desk and workspace, and complimentary wireless internet. The suites include a separate living area and dining room, a king size Hilton Serenity Bed™, whirlpool tub and standalone rain shower, as well as three flat screen TVs.

The hotel’s restaurant, the Spinnaker, features traditional favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and specializes in fresh seafood.  After a day of meetings or sightseeing, kick back and relax in the adjacent lounge. It hosts a fireplace, large leather couches and flat screens to watch the big game. Daily happy hour specials are offered from 5pm-7pm as well as complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks served at a manager’s reception each Tuesday.

Over 7000 sq. ft. of space is available for any type of meeting or event. A fitness center and pool are available to those guests who want to exercise or simply kick back and relax.  The Pavillion Pantry Market is open 24 hours a day along with a business center offering faxing copying and printing for those late nights on the road or finishing up big projects. Complimentary wireless internet is offered throughout the hotel.

Grand Rapids is waiting and EscapeWizard.com can get you started.  Click here to begin your trip today (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).