Thrifty Car Rental –Grand Rapids
2500 28th Street Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Located on the Grand River, just east of Lake Michigan, Grand Rapids has stunning views and many exciting water activities to keep you entertained. But the city's downtown is also bustling with travelers and locals who want to soak up the diverse culture and industrial history. Take a trip to this Michigan city, hop in a Grand Rapids rental car and make your way to these popular destinations:
Grab a drink at one of Grand Rapids' breweries
This city is known for being a beer-lovers' haven and even has its own bar district that you can tour by foot. In fact, Grand Rapids was voted BeerCity USA in 2013 in a national poll. Try the craft beers of the nationally renowned Founder's Brewing and Grand Rapids Brewing Company. Locals are fond of HopCat, which offers about 50 beers on tap and more than 150 bottled craft and microbrewery selections. Stop by the B.O.B., a massive four-story building filled with bars, eateries, boutique shops and even a theater.
Savor the flavors of Grand Rapids' restaurants
With a Grand Rapids car rental, you can jump between the city's many fine dining and homestyle restaurants. Grab a burger at the Corner Bar or Choo Choo Grill, or let Yesterdog serve you up one of the best hot dogs in the city. For a more formal experience, head downtown for a taste of Italy at Amore Trattoria Italiana or try some local and organic fare from Electric Cheetah. Looking for breakfast? Try Brandywine, a family-owned restaurant that specializes in breakfast and brunch. Vegetarians may enjoy breakfast or lunch over at the Gaia Cafe.
Explore the museums of Grand Rapids
For its quaint size, this city is brimming with history, which you can experience through its many museums and cultural centers. Downtown is the location of several museums within walking distance, including the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts and the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Then start up your Grand Rapids rental car and visit the popular Meyer May House on Madison Avenue - this 1908 prairie-style home is a Frank Lloyd Wright restoration. If you're up for a short retreat, head to the Averill Historical Museum in nearby Ada, which preserves the traditions and history of the area and hosts a variety of family friendly events.