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Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan situated on the banks of the Grand River. This city full of surprises derives its name from Michigan’s largest inland river namely Grand River.

If you are planning a vacation to Grand Rapids then get ready to be amazed with excellent choices of outdoor attractions, world-class museums, fascinating art galleries, delicious cuisines and a flourishing craft beer scene. Book cheap flights to Grand Rapids from FlyOfinder now and enjoy a holiday in a vibrant city renowned for exciting natural beauty and addictive nightlife.

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Top Attractions in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Public Museum: The Grand Rapids Public Museum provides a fascinating insight regarding Michigan’s history and the city’s original inhabitants Anishinabek people through its varied exhibits. Get amazed with the storefronts resembling to the 1890s as you stroll the Grand Rapids street here. Look forward to enjoying a ride on a 1928 Spillman carousel. 

John Ball Zoo: The John Ball Zoo is home to different kinds of animals from around the world. The visitors can get up-close to animals such as bears, spider monkeys, pelicans and penguins. You can also see a chimpanzee training session as well. Among other activities here include brushing a goat at Red's Hobby Farm, taking a camel ride, and trying hands at zoo-keeping.

Downtown Market: You can’t afford to miss the Downtown Market. This foodie’s paradise has plenty of delicious choices for you. Enjoy relishing authentic Detroit BBQ, Neapolitan-style pizzas, traditional Mexican street food, or visit a Vietnamese restaurant.

Grand Rapids has numerous fun family attractions. No matter what time of the year you plan to visit the city, there are a plethora of sightseeing opportunities waiting for you. Some of the top attractions worth visiting in Grand Rapids include Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Meyer May House, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Grand Rapids Civic Theater, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Van Andel Museum, Blandford Nature Center, Fish Ladder Sculpture, Grand Haven State Park and Heritage Hill Historic District.

Popular Airlines flying to Grand Rapids

United Airlines: Top routes served by United Airlines from Grand Rapids include Denver (DEN), Newark (EWR), Chicago (ORD), Orlando (MCO) and Fort Myers (RSW) 
Delta Air Lines: Top routes served by Delta Air Lines from Grand Rapids include Atlanta (ATL), New York (JFK), Detroit (DTW), Minneapolis (MSP) and Los Angeles (LAX)
American Airlines: Top routes served by American Airlines from Grand Rapids include Phoenix (PHX), Dallas (DFW), Miami (MIA), Washington DC (DCA) and Orlando (MCO)
Southwest Airlines: Top routes served by Southwest Airlines from Grand Rapids include Nashville (BNA), Houston (HOU), Atlanta (ATL), Tampa (TPA) and Tulsa (TUL)
Frontier Airlines: Top routes served by Frontier Airlines from Grand Rapids include Denver (DEN), Las Vegas (LAS), Orlando (MCO), Phoenix (PHX) and Fort Myers (RSW)
Allegiant Air: Top routes served by Allegiant Air from Grand Rapids include Nashville (BNA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Phoenix (PHX), Jacksonville (JAX) and Las Vegas (LAS)

Best Time to Visit Grand Rapids

Most tourists find summer to be the perfect time to visit Grand Rapids. This is the time when the temperatures are high and plentiful sunshine. The months from May to September are the best to hit the shores of Lake Michigan and explore the woodland trails. Flights to Grand Rapids are cheapest when traveling in the months of February and March. A lively cultural scene awaits you when visiting during this time.

Fun Facts about Grand Rapids

  • Within 15 minutes of Downtown Grand Rapids you will find 28 public golf courses, making it one of the top cities in the United States with numerous public golf courses per-capita
  • Grand Rapids became the first city in the United States for adding fluoride to its drinking water in 1945
  • Grand Rapids is a hub of office furniture manufacturing in the country, and therefore been nicknamed “America’s Furniture Capital” 
  • Grand Rapids was named America’s 6th Best Fishing City by a magazine in 2006 as you can find a body of water within a few miles
  • Biking options abound in Grand Rapids. A U.S. magazine named Grand Rapids as the “Best Town for Mountain Biking” in 2010
Frequently Asked Questions

The flight duration to Grand Rapids generally depends on the origin airport from where you are flying. Direct flights to Grand Rapids are served from many U.S. airports. If you are flying from cities such as New York, Atlanta and Charlotte, the flights to Grand Rapids will take around 2 hours to reach. However, if you are taking flights from Detroit and Chicago it will reach in about 1 hour.

Getting the cheapest price is possible for flights to Grand Rapids when it is booked at least 31 days in advance before your planned departure date.

Grand Rapid’s Gerald R. Ford International Airport is situated at a distance of around 13 miles from the city center.

The most popular destination from Grand Rapids is Chicago. Among other popular destinations with regular daily departures include Minneapolis, Detroit and Atlanta.

Nonstop flights for travel to various U.S. cities from Grand Rapids can be generally found on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

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