The story began during an unseasonably cold and snowy winter in 2014.  Would runners be interested in tours of downtown Grand Rapids?  Year-round? The answer was an enthusiastic yes…from leisure visitors to local residents to the business traveler.  That fueled founder, Caroline Cook, to create more and more themed tours, now numbering over 40.  Very quickly, participants asked for walking versions.  Soon after that, tours narrated while on a bus – or “step-on” tours – were requested and the City Sights bus tour series was born.  Most recently, as suggested by local clubs and organizations, is the addition of a virtual tour.  Caroline takes the tours to you.  Same intriguing content, but presented with media support at a venue of your choice.  Run.  Walk.  Ride.  Listen.

Caroline believes that the best way to experience Grand Rapids is by moving at street level, accompanied by a savvy guide who can share history, trivia and fun facts about the people and places you encounter along the way.  What an incredible combination of exercise, entertainment, and education.

She loves fitness. She loves touring.  She loves Grand Rapids.  And she’d love to share her enthusiasm with you!

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