Discover fun things to do in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids has become a popular destination for foodies, beer lovers, and music fans thanks to its eclectic restaurants, dozens of breweries, and expansive concert venues. After attending a convention at DeVos Place, head back to the Country Inn & Suites for an on-site meeting with your team. You can stroll through the sculpture park at the acclaimed Frederik Meijer Gardens before heading to Van Andel Arena to cheer on the Griffins hockey team. For golfers, our hotel is close to several excellent courses, including Pilgrim’s Run Golf Course. If you're looking for things to do outdoors, try hiking and bicycling on nearby trails or kayaking on the Grand River.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

0.62 mi / 1 km from the hotel
One of Michigan's biggest tourist draws, Frederik Meijer Gardens pulls in more than half a million annual visitors intent on seeing 158 acres of botanical gardens and sculptures.

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

4.51 mi / 7.25 km from the hotel
Find out more about Watergate, catch a glimpse of the Oval Office replica, and learn about the life and legacy of the 38th president of the United States of America. This museum is also a part of the same institution as the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library.

Grand Rapids Art Museum

4.2 mi / 6.75 km from the hotel
Designated as one of the “art treasures in nearby Midwest cities” by the Chicago Tribune, this is the first LEED® Gold-certified art museum in the world.

Grand Rapids Public Museum

4.48 mi / 7.21 km from the hotel
History buffs appreciate this museum that explores the rich culture of the Grand Rapids area. Be sure to check out the amazing replica of 1890s Grand Rapids, complete with authentic items from the era.

Van Andel Arena

4.25 mi / 6.84 km from the hotel
This multipurpose venue hosts Grand Rapids Griffins hockey games as well as concerts by world-renowned musicians like Bob Dylan, Elton John, Kesha, and Janet Jackson.

Woodland Mall

3.75 mi / 6.03 km from the hotel
Grab a bite to eat at one of the many dining options or shop for a new outfit at popular retailers like J.Crew, Dry Goods, H&M, and Banana Republic.

Celebration Cinema GR North

2.13 mi / 3.42 km from the hotel
See the latest blockbuster film at this popular cinema, which also boasts a state-of-the-art IMAX screen.

Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids, MI

11.78 mi / 18.97 km from the hotel
From Brooks Brothers to Old Navy, the Tanger Outlets in Grand Rapids has something for everyone. Get the best deals from your favorite stores and brands all in one place.

Pilgrim's Run Golf Club

26.5 mi / 42.65 km from the hotel
This course spans over 400 acres and features six different yardages for teeing off, making it a great option for players of all abilities.