Take the City in Stride

Happy Holidays! 

With the warmth of the season in her heart, Caroline thanks you for your enthusiastic support.  She is grateful for those of you who are checking off her list of nearly 80 tours…you are all amazing.  And to the occasional participant – or traveler – Caroline is thrilled that you chose her to guide you through the city.

January through March, 2023 brings us the return of the Chilly Challenge AND World of Winter – that means FREE walking tours!

Chilly Challenge is on 7 consecutive Tuesdays at noon this year – beginning January 3, meeting in the lobby of the JW Marriott. No registration necessary – just drop-in!  If you attend all 7 of the tours, you receive a $25 gift certificate to a downtown business…thanks to a grant from Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.  This year’s theme is All About Architecture – seven different routes for a total of over 70 downtown buildings.

During the downtown World of Winter, there are FREE walking tours, which all meet at Rosa Parks Circle, in front of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, no registration necessary:

Saturday, January 7, 5:00.  Art Installation Walk

Wednesday, January 11, 6:00.  Art Installation Walk

Saturday, January 14, noon.  Art Installation Walk

Sunday, January 22, 1:00.  Art Installation Walk

Saturday, February 4, noon.  Art Installation Walk

Saturday, February 4, 2:00.  African American History on the Grand Walk

Tuesday, February 7, 6:00. Art Installation Walk

Friday, February 10, 6:00.  Ice Sculpture Walk

Saturday, February 11, 10:00, noon, 2:00, 4:00.  Ice Sculpture Walks

Sunday, February 12, noon, 2:00.  Ice Sculpture Walks

Sunday, February 12, 4:00.  African American History on the Grand Walk

Monday, February 27, 6:00 p.m.  African American History on the Grand Walk

Wednesday, March 1, 6:00 p.m.  Art Installation Walk

Year-round, join Caroline for walking tours as part of her JOINT RECREATION DEPARTMENT walking tours.  You register on one of six different local recreation department websites:  Caledonia, East Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Rockford or Wyoming.  The winter walks are January 18 (World of Winter at 6:00 p.m.) and February 10 (Ice Sculptures at 4:00 p.m.)  There is a small fee for each walking tour and you register and pay on any of the above websites.  You do not need to be a resident of these communities to register.

OR, you may arrange for ANY guided tour or presentation by appointment, by contacting Caroline.  Learn year-round, on any of the nearly 80, fascinating moving tours and 35 virtual tours around Grand Rapids, Michigan. Your guide, Caroline, is the owner and sole employee…she is a wildly enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour ambassador who is as passionate about local lore as she is about fitness.

Run. Walk. Ride. Listen. Love Grand Rapids.