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Lonely Planet's #1 US Desination for 2014!

Lonely Planet, the acclaimed publisher of international travel guides have put Grand Rapids at No. 1 when it comes to top U.S. destinations — ahead of America's treasure Yosemite National Park, tropical Hawaiian paradise Lana‘i and even Sin City!

Beyond the crystal blue unsalted waters, soft white sand and picturesque dunes, visitors will find long stretches of roads where they can discover many stunning beaches that rival those of Hawaii and Southern California.

Lonely Planet describes a city brimming with art, from the fall international art competition ArtPrize to year-around destinations such as Frederik Meijer Gardens which includes the work of over 30 sculptors such as Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Roy Lichtenstein, George Segal and Mark di Suvero and the Grand Rapids Art Museum, one of the few LEED-certified facilities of its kind. It also highlights Grand Rapids' reputation as a Beer City, USA, dotted with craft breweries that hold festivals throughout the year.

Go to Lonely Planet online to read the full article.