When you need a family vacation, look no further than Grand Rapids. The metropolitan center of western Michigan is the perfect place for families – especially during the winter festival World of Winter. See why we love it and enter to win a complete family vacation from Experience Grand Rapids.
Get ready for 48 hours of fun in Grand Rapids! Enter to win an overnight stay at the Embassy Suites – Downtown, family 4-packs to all-star attractions AND a VISA gift card.
If you haven’t had the chance to visit Grand Rapids, here’s an overview of all the fun your family can have:
The World of Winter is a FREE, outdoor winter festival in downtown Grand Rapids that features over 100 events, activities and outdoor art installations. Enjoy the displays during the day and stick around in the evening to see them illuminated. The outdoor art is on display along the Grand River and this year’s installations include Starry Night, Angels of Freedom, House of Cards, Roaming Gnomes and more. Most of the art is on display throughout the entire run of the festival – find a complete list here.
The Frederik Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park is beautiful and expansive – bundle up and wear walking shoes because there’s plenty to see. Start your visit inside at the Convservatory and Children’s Garden Discovery Experience, then head out to explore the Children’s Garden, Sculpture Park, Japanese Gardens, Michigan’s Farm Garden and Frey Boardwalk.
Let loose and have fun at Launch! The indoor amusement center has a ninja course, rock climbing tower, ball pit, launch pads, XP Arena, arcade and more! It’s the perfect way to get the kids tired in time for the drive back home.
Grand Rapids Children Museum is a miniature world for kids of all ages with a construction site, medical center, farm and shopping center. Bubble tables and tains put it to over the top excitement for littles. If you have a Mo Willem Pigeon lover at home, prepare to make a trip this fall too because The Pigeon Comes To Grand Rapids from September to January.
The Embassy Suites – Downtown is the PERFECT place to stay. Located along the river with beautiful views of the city (and the World of Winter activations and activities) and a short, scenic 20 minute walk to the Grand Rapids Public Museum (designed with kids in mind) and Grand Rapids Children Museum. It’s about a 10 to 15 minute drive to the other destinations mentioned above. The room are large, there’s an indoor pool, complimentary family-friendly happy hour and a quality complimentary breakfast in the morning.
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