With the weather getting warmer, and the days getting longer, one might be longing to trade those cubical walls for the crisp summer air. Grand Rapids is filled with outdoor work locations if you’re looking to get some vitamin D while you work on that big project.
Richard App, the Grand Rapids Chamber’s Retail, Retention, and Attraction Specialist compiled this list of his favorite downtown work locations.
“When it comes to working remotely and I am already properly caffeinated I tend to want to get outside. This past winter feels like it is just leaving us and the snow will be flying before we know it so it is best to make your remote work plans now,” App said.
City of Grand Rapids Parks:
Our parks are great spots to enjoy the weather and get things done. We have a good group of parks that offer free wi-fi that include:
- Ah-Nab-Awen Park
- Belknap Park
- Briggs Park
- Fish Ladder Park
- Garfield Park
- MacKay-Jaycees Park
- Martin Luther King Park
- Richmond Park
- Roosevelt Park
Monroe Center is also a great spot to work. Our social zones have multiple hotspots from area businesses, and Rosa Parks Circle is now open to the public. This is another great spot to people watch and work remotely.
Check out our recent video from Rosa Parks Circle talking about all the happenings for the month of June!
If you’re looking for a drink or a meal to go with your workday, Our members offer a lot of great spots to enjoy the outdoors and get some work done. Here are a few of our favorites:
- The Mitten Brewing Company
- Margaux in the J.W. Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids
- Roam by San Chez (conveniently located downstairs from our collaborative workspace)
- Sundance Bar & Grill
- Saugatuck Brewing (in Saugatuck, MI)
- Madcap Coffee
- Condado Tacos
- Ferris Coffee & Nut
- Atwater Brewery
What are some of your favorite locations to work remote? With the sun shining and temperatures getting warmer, it’s the perfect time to give one of these locations a try.