Grand Rapids is a pedestrian-friendly town. In the event of less-than-stellar weather, check out the SkyWalk system: a mile of inter-connected tunnels and enclosed walkways that connect hotels, office buildings, and entertainment venues.
There are various taxi services available throughout the city. Here are two local options:
Services such as Uber and Lyft are readily available in Grand Rapids and include services to and from the airport. First-time users are invited to use the discounts listed below.
- Uber | Enter “c96fl” for up to $10 on your first ride
- Lyft | Enter “KYLE658434” for a credit on your first ride
The Rapid transit service operates between 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. with some routes running as late as midnight. Fares are just $1.75 per ride or $3.50 for a daily unlimited pass. Routes, timetables, and more are available on the website, ridetherapid.org
The downtown core is serviced by DASH (Downtown Area Shuttle) which is completely free to ride and comes every 7-8 minutes. Some routes connect the district to nearby neighborhoods and The Silver Line loops around downtown.
Amway Grand Plaza offers parking for $24 per night for self-parking or $29 per night for valet parking, both with 24-hour in-and-out access for registered guests. The City of Grand Rapids operates other parking facilities and meters. On-street parking is free after 6:00 p.m. and all day on Sunday.