A top travel destination and place to call home
Calvin has been located in Grand Rapids, Mich. since its founding in 1876, but never has it been more excited to be a part of its development. Named Lonely Planet’s #1 travel destination in 2014, and one of the New York Times Places to Go in 2016, Grand Rapids and the west Michigan area can offer you some of the best restaurants, outdoor recreation and festivals in the Midwest.
Grand Rapids’ ranking on Lonely Planet’s Best in United States Travel 2014 list
for raising a family, according to Forbes magazine
Grand Rapids ranked third in the nation for economic growth in 2015
ArtPrize awards the world’s largest prize for art.
in America, according to GQ magazine.
miles to the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan
Things to do and see
Calvin’s campus is beautiful, but there are times when you’ll want to explore a city that offers incredible shopping, eating and recreational activities. There’s a ton to do and see: