Grand Rapids, the grand city of Michigan’s West Coast, is experiencing a renaissance with over $500 million in new cultural, recreational and meeting facilities. This premier city boasts four outstanding museums and a nationally known botanic garden & sculpture park. Nightlife is booming with over 50 restaurants in the downtown area alone and the fastest growing entertainment district in the state. The city offers top-notch performing arts and award-winning hotels and B & B’s. The Grand Rapids/Kent County area is also becoming known as a golf mecca with premier championship golf courses and it is located only minutes from the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan. For a calendar of events, hotel packages, and a free visitors guide, check out its website.