Grand Rapids is Michigan’s little-big city, with a cozy estimated population of just 196,445 people in the city proper. Despite its size, Grand Rapids is a hub of activity, known for its support of arts and culture and its famous craft breweries. Just like in any city, however, there are always nights when you and your friends sit around, bored, searching for something to do. No worries! Here are a few girl’s night ideas in Grand Rapids to get excited about:
Grand Rapids is brimming with great restaurants and gourmet eateries. With so many great choices in different cuisines and price ranges, it can be difficult to choose! Luckily for the people of Grand Rapids, the group of food enthusiasts at EatGR visit restaurants and document their experiences with pictures and honest reviews daily. Whether it’s the whole event or the precursor to a great night, you and the girls will have fun getting your grub on.
The music scene in Grand Rapids is always ready to go. With venues ranging from VanAndel to 20 Monroe Live to The Pyramid Scheme, there are almost always concerts playing for every taste. Plus, if you’re in the mood for a little adventure, going to concerts featuring local bands can expose you to new music that you might not have found otherwise, all while enjoying the high-energy mood of the venue.
With so many craft breweries and niche bars, it’s easy to see why Grand Rapids has been voted Beer City USA in national polls. We’re a popular “beercation” destination, and it’s all in our backyard! If you’re not a fan of beer, a short drive will take you to a variety of cider mills and vineyards. Or, if you like dancing with your drinks, try Stella’s Lounge, J. Gardella’s Tavern, or Tavern on the Square.
Girl’s night doesn’t always mean going wild. Indulge your creative side by going to an art class. And if you’re looking for a painting class, Grand Rapids has the best! (Us, wink wink.) Paint night at Bamboo Studio is a great way to de-stress and have some fun with your girlfriends. If canvas isn’t your thing, check out Naked Plates for hands-on pottery glazing.
Especially now, in October, evenings outdoors are always fun. Grand Rapids is home to many hiking and biking trails, even some that extend all the way to Lake Michigan! Check out apple orchards like Klackle’s and Robinette’s for autumn themed activities like apple picking, corn mazes, and hayrides.
Whatever you and your girls feel like doing, Grand Rapids probably has it. With so many fun and varied things to do, we know you’re going to have a great night on the town!