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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. 

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

 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.  

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

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

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!

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