Reasons To Visit Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan offering a wealth of exciting and interesting things to see and do. One of the best ways to get to know the city is to stroll along its streets which are famous for their public artworks, while there are also plenty of museums in the city which you should set aside a day to explore. Culture lovers will find a number of excellent cultural institutions in the city whether it’s theater, ballet or classical music you enjoy. There are also plenty of festivals and cultural events each year for the modern traveler such as the summer Festival of the Arts. As a busy city you can expect to find a world-class range of shops, restaurants and bars, while those interested in getting out of the city can head out to the stunning shores of Lake Michigan.
Arriving In Grand Rapids
The main airport serving Grand Rapids is Gerald R. Ford International Airport which is located around 20 km from the city. The airport handles a range of domestic flights from around the US but does not yet provide any international flights, so UAE-based travelers looking to catch flights to Grand Rapids won’t be able to make the journey directly. However, the airport has connections to a few leading destinations in the country which would enable UAE travelers to get to Grand Rapids with only a single transfer.
At Gerald R. Ford International Airport you will find a decent range of facilities and services to meet your needs. As well as a few dining and drinking options and a food court area, there are some basic travel shops on site where you can get a hold of your essentials before your journey. In addition to this, the airport provides travelers with free Wi-Fi which makes it easy to get online and surf the web. Getting from the airport into the city is possible by public transport with bus services available if you would rather avoid paying for a private taxi. At Gerald R. Ford International Airport there are a number of car rental agencies available in the parking garage, so it is easy to rent a vehicle when you have arrived.
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As a UAE national traveling to the United States, you’ll have to apply for a visa first before catching your flight. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time before making your visa application in order to avoid disappointment. In Grand Rapids the weather is hot over the summer with average highs in the high 20s between June and August, but temperatures soon drop below freezing with the onset of winter and snowfall is frequent between December and February.
* This information is correct as of January 2018
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