Grand Rapids Newcomer Asks “What Should Be On A West Michigan Bucket List”?”
Moving to a new city is never easy if you don't already have any friends or family nearby. A person posted online that they were moving to Grand Rapids fand were looking for recommendations on things to do while they live here.
What Should Be On A Grand Rapids Bucket List?
I have a one-year position beginning this November in Grand Rapids. I'll be working downtown, and living somewhere nearby. What are the must-sees, the must-dos, and other bucket list items I should try to do in my one year in the city? I have no kids so am interested in young-adult-type things. I will have a bike and a car. I love hiking and camping and other activities and natural things. (I also play volleyball, are there any sand/indoor leagues around the city for adults?) Excited to be part of your city soon!
Here's What People Said Should Be On A Grand Rapids Bucket List
Bike the White Pine trail to Rockford
Michigan Winter Beer Festival - be on the lookout for ticket sales soon
Breakfast at Wolfgang's
Take a picture of the blue bridge
Order lunch from two beard's deli
You absolutely must go to Yesterdog late night on a Saturday and order chips out of turn. Get yelled at. Have everyone hate you. Then tip them some thrown change. It’s part of the GR experience.
Go to Meijer, and buy a bag of Cheez Kurls, (they're made in GR and are far superior to Cheetos.) Also, get a 2 liter of Faygo Rock and Rye (Faygo is made in Michigan) Consume them together and thank me later.
Break Room Therapy
Grand Rapids Comic Con
Catch a salmon or trout at 6th street dam
Lots of camping nearby, though there are some great options if you’re willing to go a few hours north.
If you're a nerd / geek there are some great comic stores. Start with Tardy's Collectors Corner, 2009 Eastern Ave. SE.
Fredrick Meijer Gardens
GR Downtown market
Gotta check out a concert at the pyramid scheme