Within a 5 hour car ride you can drive to Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, Columbus and Cleveland but where is that starting point? That starting point is Grand Rapids, Michigan and it may be the city you’ve never thought of visiting but should. There are many reasons that Grand Rapids is a TravelHost Owner Focus Spotlight city and here are just a few:

2019 Rankings:

Top 10 Cities to Buy Affordable Homes on a $60k Salary – CNBC

#5 – Top US Growth Cities for 2018 – U-Haul

#6 – 25 Best Affordale Places To Live in the US in 2019 – US News & World Report

#13 – 25 Best Places To Live in the US in 2019 – US News & World Report

#1 – Best Small Cities for Starting A Business – WalletHub

#1 – Mid-Sized Metro for Economic Growth Potential – Business Facilities

That is just a handful of top rankings that Grand Rapids received in 2019 and it wasn’t the first year that this city has topped rankings lists. As you can see we aren’t the only ones to think that Grand Rapids is a fantastic place to start and own a business.

If you’re still reading then you may wonder what types of businesses would the TravelHost Owner sell to? We are glad that you are on the same page as us as we want to point out just a few of the many unique business that travelers will be looking for.



Every city and every person in that city has the must go to breakfast spot and in Grand Rapids it has to be Wolfgang’s. Open Monday through Sunday, this place has it all. Pancakes? Check. Waffles? Check. French Toast? Check. Omelettes? Check. Burriitos? Check. Vegan? Check. Oh, and coffee. Cannot forget about the coffee. Our VP has eaten here and he will tell you: Two Thumbs Up. Wolfgang’s is located in the Uptown neighborhood known for its eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues.



Find that one of a kind gift to make sure your memories stay with you forever or to give to that special someone when you return from your trip to Grand Rapids, but where do you find it? We’ve got the answer to that question and it’s at boldSOCKS. Visitors to this store will be able to the boldest of socks including this pair that represents the Beer City nickname of Grand Rapids. In addition to having those one of a kind pair of socks for your next business meeting, the company gives back. They support local nonprofits in Grand Rapids such as HQ Grand Rapids, Gilda’s and the Van Andel Institute. The store is located in the Downtown neighborhood known for its array of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within a 10-minute walk.


Grand Rapids Adventure Park

Kids of all ages (that includes adults) will enjoy their time at Grand Rapids Adventure Park. There are over 70 obstacles and zip lines with varying levels of difficulty over different courses. The adventures are perfect for family outings, corporate challenges or birthday parties.


Looking for a boutique hotel with luxury lodging? If so, be sure to check out CityFlatsHotel. This unique hotel has everything you need for an enjoyable stay in Grand Rapids. The rooms are modern and eco-friendly and each one is different from the other. Located in the heart of the city, the CityFlatsHotel also provides its guests an opportunity to dine and drink at the CitySēn Lounge. Don’t hesitate……make your plans today.

This is just a small sample of the opportunity that a TravelHost Owner in Grand Rapids has at their fingertips. TravelHost Owners can help tourist and business travelers find and plan their vacations while helping to bring more business to the many local places of interest.

Wanted: Grand Rapids, Michigan TravelHost Owner

Is owning your own business and supporting your community for you? Are you prepared to showcase Grand Rapids to tourists and travelers? If you answered yes, then give us call today at (972) 556-0541 or click here to get started. In 10 minutes, you’ll be able to decide if you’re the local owner that knows and love this amazing city and can expose travelers to the hidden treasures while helping drive new traffic to local businesses.

TravelHost Focus Spotlight: Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Jason Bahamundi

VP Sales and Marketing at TravelHost
I have spent my entire career in the multi-media industry with experience in broadcast/cable TV, Radio, Print and Digital. Developing and executing a marketing strategy is my passion, but not my only passion as evidenced by my Instagram page. I love cooking and fueling my body for endurance sports through a plant-based diet. When I am not working on multi-media marketing, swimming, biking, running and cooking I can be found sharing laughs with my wife and step-son.

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