Valentine's Day has come and gone, but the romance never stops in Grand Rapids!


Grand Rapids has been named one of the most romantic cities in the country.

Long, quiet weekends with endless bouquets of flowers, sonnets in the rain, and moonlit walks on the beach. These are the special memories created during honeymoons, anniversaries, and other memorable occasions for many couples.

Grand Rapidians give another name to the occasion worthy of so many romantic's called Monday.  Yes, we are THAT romantic.

Even our mayor's name is Heartwell.

But don't take my word for it.  Redbox is calling Grand Rapids one of the most romantic cities in the United States.

Earlier this month, Redbox released a list of the most and least romantic cities in the United States using the movies people are renting as their guide.  Some highlights:

  • Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo ranks as the 6th most romantic region of the country.
  • Marquette, Michigan is the most romantic.
  • 6 of the top 7 least romantic cities are located in Texas.  Laredo, Texas is #1.

You can get a big hat in Texas, but don't expect big romance.  Leave the romance to West Michigan.