52 Places to Visit in 2016

52 Places to Go in 2016

NYT has complied an interesting list of places to visit in 2016 and our own Grand Rapids, Michigan shows up at #20!

“The early 20th-century furniture companies Herman Miller and Steelcase established a creative community in central Michigan’s Grand Rapids, one now flourishing thanks to a confluence of urban revival and arts funding. The 138,000-square-foot food hall Grand Rapids Downtown Market, built using repurposed materials from the dilapidated buildings it replaced, earned LEED-gold certification in 2014, and enticed a branch of Detroit-famed Slows Bar-B-Q to open last summer alongside bakers and other food-focused start-ups. For three weeks each fall, the city’s contemporary art competition ArtPrize attracts more than 1,500 works and awards $500,000 in prizes. Artists from Auguste Rodin to Ai Weiwei stake the 158-acre Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, which recently added a Japanese garden with works by Anish Kapoor and Jenny Holzer. Don’t leave thirsty; over 40 craft breweries line the city’s ale trail.”

Grand Rapids also enjoys a short commute to the pristine beaches and State Parks of Lake Michigan. A variety of social activities that take place year ’round for the entire family. If you are thinking of making Grand Rapids a permanent destination, we have award-winning schools and vibrant communities.

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