Grand Rapids

In the beginning of September, I traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan for a friend's wedding. I had never been to a Michigan and was excited to explore a new city. I packed a ton of prints and was ready to brave the warm and humid weather. 

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We decided to stay at City Flats Hotel. The hotel was clean and modern with helpful staff.

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 My favorite part of the hotel was that it was so close to MadCap Coffee. I loved their Cafe Miel and Ryan, one of their baristas, was great and gave us a good list of recommendations of things to do during our stay. We ended up going to MadCap every morning while in Grand Rapids.  

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We had about 3 days to explore the city. Things I noticed while staying downtown were that there weren't any convenience stores around, people don't really live downtown, and lots of beer.

Some of my favorite places from the trip were:

MadCap Coffee - get the Cafe Miel

Cvlt Pizza - get a pizza

Have Company - a cute general store

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park - fun place to explore. I love the greenhouse.

Hunt & Gather -vintage goodies with a cute dog. 

Founder's Brewing Co - get the Rubaeus on nitro

Love's Ice Cream -get the almond crossiant ice cream

Cvlt Pizza

Cvlt Pizza

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Hunt & Gather

Hunt & Gather

Have Company

Have Company

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

And the reason we were in Grand Rapids in the first place:

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Happy Wedding Alec & Laura! Thanks for having us. It was a beautiful wedding.

We had fun exploring Grand Rapids. Good food, beer, and times were had. Until next time Michigan!