The Grand Rapids area has been named the #1 travel destination by Lonely Planet!

Woohoo! We're actually living in the #1 travel destination. Grand Rapids as well as the coast of Lake Michigan have been named the number one travel destination for the coming year.

Lonely Planet said that reasons like us being Beer City USA as well as Fredrick Meijer Gardens and, of course, Lake Michigan all added together to make us the top dog.

How did Lonely Planet come up with Grand Rapids as the top destination? Well, experts from all over the place spent countless hours looking over information and came to the decision that Grand Rapids was #1! Pretty awesome considering this is the remainder of the list:

  • Yosemite National Park, Calif.
  • Boston
  • Central Coast, Calif.
  • Jersey Shore
  • Kansas City, Miss.
  • Cumberland Island, Ga.
  • Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Sun Valley, Idaho
  • Lana'i, Hawaii