Grand Rapids

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Introduction

Grand Rapids is a city in Michigan. Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan with a population of just under 200,000 in the city limits, and nearly 600,000 in the surrounding county. The federal West Michigan metropolitan area, which includes Grand Rapids, Muskegon, and Holland (and some intervening farmland), has 1,325,000 people.

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Sights and Activities

  • Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE (North of I-96 on East Beltline, between Bradford St. and Leonard St.), toll-free: +1-888-957-1580. M W-Sa 9AM–5PM, Tu 9AM–9PM, Su noon–5PM. Plan at least four hours and up to eight hours to enjoy all that there is to offer. Walk the outdoor nature trails and boardwalk, study world-class sculpture within the outdoor sculpture park (including "Leonardo's Horse", a finished interpretation of the giant sculpture Leonardo da Vinci intended to be his masterpiece), and enjoy endless hours of fun with the kids in the children's garden. Visit the indoor areas including a special sculpture exhibitions in the lovely indoor galleries, see the largest tropical conservatory in the state of Michigan and gaze at exquisite arid and carnivorous plants. The gardens host special concerts in their outdoor amphitheater. Beautiful scenery. Adult 14–64: $12; senior 65 & older: $9; students with ID: $9; children 5–13: $6; children 3–4: $4; children 2 & younger: free.
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl Street NW, ☎ +1 616-929-1700. M–Sa 9AM–5PM, Su noon–5PM. Offers the sights and sounds of centuries gone by, coming alive once again. Downtown on the west bank of the Grand. Adults $10, seniors $9, students and children $5.
  • Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, 303 Pearl Street NW (downtown on the west bank of the Grand River), ☎ +1 616 254-0400. Daily (9AM-5PM closed Christmas Day, Thanksgiving Day and New Year's Day). Chronicles the United States' "accidental" presidency, the only Chief Executive never elected to serve, who restored a measure of trust to the office following its greatest crisis. Permanent and changing exhibits, highlights include Watergate break-in tools, State Gifts, Bicentennial materials, Oval Office, and interactives. Betty Ford Daylily on display, seasonally, in Betty Ford Garden. President and Mrs. Ford's final resting places are just north of the museum. Free parking is available. Adults $8; seniors and military service members $7; college students with ID $6; youths 6–18: $4; children under 5 free.
  • Grands Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), 101 Monroe Center, ☎ +1 616 831-1000, e-mail: info@artmuseumgr.org. In addition to its permanent collection, features special exhibitions.
  • Public Art. As the website suggests, "The Greater Grand Rapids area has quietly built an impressive collection of modern and contemporary sculpture over the course of the last thirty years." Highlights around downtown include La Grande Vitesse, a particularly good example of an Alexander Calder stabile resplendent in trademark bright red-orange, Fish Ladder, a sculpture-cum-overlook platform with views of the riverfront and migrating fish, and Project X, an earthwork by minimalist artist Robert Morris built into a hillside in Belknap Park. The website has extensive information on the pieces, the artists, and their locations, and a section dedicated to the works at Fredrik Meijer Gardens mentioned above.
  • Meyer May House, 450 Madison Ave SE, ☎ +1 616 246-4821.

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Events and Festivals

Holidays

  • New Year’s Eve - The US celebrates the outgoing of the old year and incoming of the New Year quite dramatically. Every state boasts its own parties to ring in the New Year, but none is more extravagant than New York’s Time Square, which sees people overflowing into the neighboring restaurants, bars, parks, beaches, and neighborhoods.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day (officially Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. and sometimes referred to as MLK Day) is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around King's birthday, January 15. The holiday is similar to holidays set under the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. The earliest Monday for this holiday is January 15 and the latest is January 21. King was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism in the Civil Rights Movement, which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law.
  • St Patrick’s Day - March 17 celebrates the US’s large Irish population. Many cities around the country boast boisterous parades and Irish-themed parties, especially New York and Chicago, where the river is dyed green. Be wary of the drunkenness that dominates as this is definitely a party-day.
  • Memorial Day - Memorial Day is an important holiday throughout the United States, but not for crazy festivities. Parades commemorating wartime heroes are often held and the day is also the ‘unofficial’ start of summer. Most visitors follow the crowds to parks and beaches, which are capped off with informal BBQs.
  • Independence Day - Also known as the Fourth of July, Independence Day celebrates the US’s break from the British during the 18th century. Barbecues, street parties, beach trips, and weekend getaways are commonplace to appreciate freedom.
  • Labor Day is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It honors the American labor movement and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, laws, and well-being of the country. It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend. It is recognized as a federal holiday. Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor.
  • Halloween - Halloween is a fun holiday on October 31 for all generations to dress up in costumes and relive their youth. Children walk around the neighborhood trick-or-treating for candy, while adults attend parties. Other seasonal events include haunted houses, pumpkin farms and carving, and corn mazes.
  • Thanksgiving - On the fourth Thursday in November, Thanksgiving is held in almost every home in the US. Tourists will have a hard time finding anything to do as the country essentially shuts down in observation. A typical Thanksgiving meal consists of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie commemorating the original Pilgrim’s feast at Plymouth Rock.
  • Christmas - On December 25, Christians celebrate Christmas as the pinnacle of their calendar by attending church and opening gifts from Santa Claus. Almost everything shuts down to promote family togetherness. The northern regions hope to experience a “white Christmas,” with trees and festive lights blanketed by snow.

Sport

  • Super Bowl Sunday - the world’s most watched sporting event and one of the highest grossing TV days of the year, Superbowl Sunday is a spectacular extravaganza. Held the first Sunday in February, the Superbowl is the final playoff game between the NFL’s top two teams. The venue rotates every year around America, yet the local parties seem to remain. Pubs, bars and restaurants are great places to enjoy the Superbowl or locals throw their own parties with different variations of betting.
  • The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in North America, contested since 1903 between the American League (AL) champion team and the National League (NL) champion team. The winner of the World Series championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff, and the winning team is awarded the Commissioner's Trophy. As the series is played during the fall season in North America, it is sometimes referred to as the Fall Classic.

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Weather

Grand Rapids has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dfa), with very warm and humid summers, cold and snowy winters, and short and mild springs and autumns.

Even though it is located in the middle of the continent, the city experiences some maritime effects due to its location east of Lake Michigan, including a high number of cloudy days during the late fall and winter, delayed heating in the spring, delayed cooling in fall, somewhat moderated temperatures during winter and lake effect snow. The city averages 192 cm of snow a year, making it one of the snowiest major cities in the United States. The area often receives quick and sudden lake effect snowstorms, producing significant amounts of snowfall.

The months of March, April, October and November are transitional months and the weather can vary wildly. March has experienced a record high of 31 °C and record low of -22 °C. The average last frost date in spring is May 1, and the average first frost in fall is October 11, giving the area a growing season of 162 days. The city is located in plant hardiness zone 6a, while outlying areas are 5b. Some far western suburbs closer to the insulating effect of Lake Michigan are located in zone 6b. Summers are warm or hot, and heat waves and severe weather outbreaks are common during a typical summer.

The average temperature of the area is 9 °C. The highest temperature in the area was recorded on July 13, 1936, at 42 °C, and the lowest was recorded on February 14, 1899, at -31 °C. During an average year, sunshine occurs in 46% of the daylight hours. On 138 nights, the temperature dips to below 0 °C. On average, 9.2 days a year have temperatures that meet or exceed the 32 °C mark, and 5.6 days a year have lows that are -18 °C or colder.

In April 1956, the western and northern portions of the city and its suburbs were hit by a violent tornado which locally produced F5 damage and killed 18.

With the Grand River flowing through the center of the city, it has been prone to floods. From March 25–29, 1904, more than one-half of the entire populated portion of the city lying on the west side of the river was completely underwater, over twenty-five hundred houses, affecting fourteen thousand persons, being completely surrounded. On the 28th, the river registered at 6.0 m, more than two feet 0.61 m above its highest previous mark. More than a hundred years later, from April 12–25, 2013, the river again flooded, cresting at 6.66 m on the 21st, causing thousands of residents to evacuate their homes.

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Getting There

By Plane

Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR IATA). The airport for Grand Rapids and Kent County with daily flights (sometimes several) from most of the country's major hubs. Although it has customs facilities for direct international flights, in practice it has very few. Most flights are on Delta Air Lines, connecting through the Delta hub in nearby Detroit. There are non-stop flights to Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford International Airport from the following cities (some cities may be seasonal or only offer service certain days of the week): Atlanta, Las Vegas, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas Fort Worth, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York, Orlando, Toronto, Phoenix, Tampa Bay, Newark, Fort Lauderdale and Washington.

By Train

Amtrak offers one daily service from Chicago with its Pere Marquette train. 2 Grand Rapids station is at 440 Century Ave.

By Car

Major highways to Grand Rapids include I-196 (from the Chicago area), I-96 (from Muskegon, or from Lansing/Detroit), and US-131 (from Kalamazoo, or from northern Michigan).

By Bus

Greyhound and Indian Trails offer bus service to Grand Rapids from various Michigan cities.

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Getting Around

Street addresses identify the quadrant of the city by adding NW, NE, SW, or SE after the full street name. There are a few numbered streets just northwest of downtown, but most of the numbered streets are from 28th Street and out on the south side; the far north side instead has Three Mile Road, Four Mile Road, etc. Generally speaking, east-west roads are called "Street" and north-south roads are called "Avenue".

By Car

Like most mid-sized U.S. cities, an automobile is the most convenient means of getting around, with convenient free parking available most places outside of downtown. Parking downtown can be inconvenient and somewhat costly on weekdays and during major events (e.g. arena concerts). Parking is not enforced after 6PM on weekdays and on the weekends (besides Monroe Center NW on Saturday).

Many international rental companies have a wide selection of rental cars and these include Hertz, Avis, Dollar, Thrifty, Enterprise, Budget and Alamo/National. Most companies will require you are at least 25 years of age, although younger people might be able to rent cars at slightly higher rates and with some insurance differences as well. A national driver's license is usually enough, but an additional international one is recommended. Also note that it usually costs more to include lots of other extra things. For example extra drivers, GPS, the first full tank, SLI (Supplemental Liability Insurance), PAI (Personal Accident Insurance, usually covered already at home), road assistance/service plan, and drop-off costs for one-way rentals.
If you want to book a car, it is recommended that you book your car before arriving in the USA. This is almost always (much) cheaper compared to just showing up. Also, try and book with a so-called 'broker', which usually works together with a few or many car rental companies and can offer the best deal. Some examples include Holidayautos, Holidaycars and Sunny Cars. Some of the cheapest deals to book from Europe, includes Drive-USA, which also has a German version.

For more information and tips about renting cars and campers, additional costs, insurance, traffic rules, scenic routes and getting maps and fuel it is advised to check the USA Getting Around section.

Several taxi companies operate in the city, and cabs can be picked up at designated locations such as the airport, or by calling their dispatcher; cabs are usually not hailed on the street, except around the time bars close on weekends. Pedicabs are also becoming popular within the downtown area, and operate during special events and weekend evenings.

By Public Transport

"The Rapid" bus service has a terminal downtown, and routes throughout the city and its suburbs, running early mornings through late evenings on weekdays. Several routes run with less frequent service on Saturdays and Sundays. The buses are clean, safe, and generally on-time.

By Foot

Walking within the immediate downtown area is pleasant enough in good weather, and generally safe.

By Bike

Interwoven bicycle paths and trails make getting around by bike within the city simple. The city website has bike route maps to make finding your way around easy.

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Eat

  • Bistro Bella Vita, 44 Grandville Ave SW (Across from the Van Andel Arena between Grandville and Market - Weston is the cross street.), ☎ +1 616 222-4600. Fantastic Mediterranean country cuisine. One of the best values in all of West Michigan. This is more like a place you'd find in New York or Chicago. Great wine and beer list. Open for lunch and dinner.
  • San Chez Bistro, 38 West Fulton St, ☎ +1 616 774-8272. downtown. Upscale food, big city atmosphere, casual attire. Cuisine of Spain with a Latin and Cuban flair. Specializing in tapas, sangria, sherries, ports and a wonderful wine list.
  • Rose's, 550 Lakeside Drive SE. On Reeds Lake. One of the many Gilmore collection restaurants, this is arguably the most popular. It has a great view and many delicious, yet tasty, foods.
  • Yesterdog, 1505 Wealthy SE (in the wedge between Lake Drive and Wealthy Street), ☎ +1 616-336-0746. Genuine early-20th-century memorabilia, genuine all-beef hotdogs, seemingly chaotic order-taking/filling procedure (trust them: it works). A quirky local institution in the Eastown neighborhood. (If you want to pass for a regular, skip the "dog" when ordering: e.g. "two Yester[dog]s, one Cheddar[dog]". Buy a T-shirt!).
  • Sami's Gyros / The Pita House (Locations in Eastown, downtown, southeast 28th Street, and near Celebration Cinema South). ' Made to order eastern-mediterranean food, a local-immigrant success story.
  • MorningStar76, (next to Yesterdog). Coffeehouse and den of sin.
  • Gaia, 209 Diamond Ave. SE (just south of Cherry Street), ☎ +1 616-454-6233. Ample servings of delicious vegetarian food in the closest Grand Rapids gets to a bohemian atmosphere.
  • Marie Catrib, 1001 Lake Dr. SE (on the corner of Diamond and Lake), ☎ +1 616-454-4020. Fabulous sandwiches, soups, and some Middle Eastern dishes. Amazing desserts (try the Sticky Toffee).
  • The Beltline Bar, 16 28th Street, ☎ +1 616 245-0494. At Division Avenue. Mexican specialties, including their famous sauce-smothered "wet burrito". (No, it's nowhere near the East Beltline or the South Beltline--way back when they opened, 28th was "the south beltline".)
  • Charlie's Crab, 63 Market Ave SW, ☎ +1 616 459-2500. Some of the best seafood Grand Rapids has to offer in a refined setting overlooking the Grand River.
  • Silver Derby, 816 Burton St. SE (near the corner of Eastern), ☎ +1 616-243-5777. This "dive bar" has a great atmosphere and amazing chili dogs. edit
  • El Burrito Loco/Cinco de Mayo (locations downtown, on East Beltline, Alpine Avenue, and Rockford). Another popular Tex-Mex eatery with Mexican-American flavors.
  • Thai Express, 4317 Kalamazoo Ave SE, ☎ +1 616 827-9955. ~11:30AM-8PM. Good Thai food, especially on a student budget. Most dishes are between $6-8. $12 max.
  • Wolfgang's, 1530 Wealthy St SE (in Eastown), ☎ +1 616-454-5776. This is a breakfast restaurant where you must bring your appetite and expect long waits, particularly on the weekend, but it is worth it.
  • Twisted Rooster, 1600 E. Beltline Avenue NE, ☎ +1 616-301-8171. A mid-range restaurant with a reasonably priced menu, the food is better than you might expect and the service is good for this genre - fear the huge hot dog and enjoy the bison burger.
  • Spinnaker (at the Hilton Grand Rapids), 4747 28th Street SE (28th Street at Patterson), ☎ +1 616-957-1111. 6:30AM-10PM. A casual upscale restaurant open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and our Famous Sunday Brunch. All-you-can-eat crab leg buffet for $16.95 on Fridays and Prime Rib and Pasta on Saturdays for $16.95 $8-$40. 48-$30.
  • MadCap Coffee Company, 98 Monroe Center St NW (Downtown next to the GR art museum), toll-free: +1-888-866-9091. 10AM-3PM.

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Drink

  • Mulligans, 1518 Wealthy St SE. A bar/pub for twenty- to thirty- somethings into counterculture and indie rock. Sunday "make- your- own bloody mary bar". Not for the faint of heart. Right across from Yesterdog at the corner of Wealthy and Lake, in the Eastown neighborhood, a few miles East of Downtown. Bus 6. edit
  • The B.O.B. ("the Big Old Building"), 20 Monroe Ave NW. At is a popular downtown nightspot featuring a diverse assortment of restaurants and bars under one roof, across the street from the Van Andel Arena, downtown. Buses 11,12 are closest, 1,3,4,6,9,13,14,15 all run nearby.
  • The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave SW. A long-standing venue for live rock and other kinds of music, in a large space downtown. Short walk from Central Station where buses 1-16 and 18 terminate.
  • The Meanwhile, 1005 Wealthy St SE. Just west of Eastown, near Diamond Avenue. Opened in 2007, this hipster bar specializes in cheap drinks (numerous specials throughout the week), unique concoctions (try the "Vern Ehlers", named after the city's representative in Congress), pinball, and a great jukebox. Now features an outdoor patio in the back. Bus 5, or 4 and 6 get close.
  • Billy's Lounge, 1437 Wealthy St SE. In Eastown, features live music - especially blues - most nights. Bus 6.
  • Diversions, 10 Fountain St NW. The most popular gay/lesbian-friendly club in town, downtown on Fountain St. just west of Division Ave. Buses 6,9,13.
  • Founders, 235 Grandville Ave SW. A great microbrew and taproom recently relocated to a new downtown locale. Count on a great variety of beer and occasional live music. Buses 1-16 and 18 all terminate at Central Station across the street.
  • Bar Divani, 15 Ionia Ave SW. Winebar with excellent selections of wine, beer and spirits, and fantastic cuisine. Wonderful atmosphere as well. Buses 1,3,4,6,9,13,14,15 all get close.
  • Hopcat, 25 Ionia Ave SW. A great variety of craft and micro brewed beers, located next to Bar Divani, on Ionia. Featuring over 40 rotating draft beers, and over 100 bottles to choose from, there is something for everyone (including liquor for those that can't drink beer). Buses 1,3,4,6,9,13,14,15 all get close.
  • Brewery Vivant, 925 Cherry Street SE. A Belgian-style brewery in an old chapel in the East Hills neighborhood. A small menu of gastro-pub style food is available, along with cider from Spring Lake's Vander Mill. Bus 4 or 6.
  • Spinnaker Lounge (at the Hilton Grand Rapids), 4747 28th Street SE (28th Street at Patterson Ave), ☎ +1 616-957-1111. 6:30AM-10PM. A casual gathering spot, featuring multiple flat screen TVs, leather couches, and a fire place. Plenty of space for large gathering. $8-40.

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Sleep

  • America's Best Suites, 35 28th Street SW, ☎ +1 616 452-5141, fax: +1 616 452-0046.
  • Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, 187 Monroe NW.
  • Best Western Midway Hotel, 4101 28th Street SE, ☎ +1 616 942-2550, fax: +1 616 942-2446.
  • Clarion Inn & Suites Airport, 4981 28th Street SE, ☎ +1 616 956-9304, fax: +1 616 956-6617. Less than two miles from the Gerald Ford Airport. Business center with high speed internet available. Free airport and surrounding area transportation shuttle. Smoke-free, pet-friendly.
  • Comfort Inn Airport, 4155 28th St SE, ☎ +1 616 957-2080, fax: +1 616 957-9712. Less than fifteen minutes from downtown Grand Rapids and three minutes from the Gerald Ford Airport. Business center with high speed internet available.
  • Comfort Suites, 7644 Caterpillar Court, ☎ +1 616 301-2255, fax: +1 616 301-2256.
  • Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown, 11 Monroe Avenue NW, ☎ +1 616 242-6000, fax: +1 616 242-6605.
  • Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids Hotel, 5700 28th Street S, ☎ +1 616 957-1770. Just off I-96, minutes from the airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Only three miles from Gerald R. Ford International Airport, with free shuttle. Five minutes from the largest shopping mall in West Michigan.
  • Econo Lodge & Suites, 2985 Kraft Avenue, ☎ +1 616 940-1777, fax: +1 616 940-9809. Southeast.
  • Fairfield Inn Grand Rapids, 3930 Stahl Drive SE, ☎ +1 616 940-2700, fax: +1 616 940-2700. Just minutes from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport and the DeVos Convention Center.
  • Hilton Grand Rapids Airport, 4747 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49512, ☎ +1 616-957-0100.
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel Suites Grand Rapids/Airport, 5401 28th Street, ☎ +1 616 940-8100. A few miles from Gerald R. Ford International Airport and fifteen minutes via expressway from downtown Grand Rapids.
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 6569 Clay Ave, ☎ +1 616 871-9700.
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 358 River Ridge Dr. Nw, ☎ +1 616 647-4100.
  • Motel 6 Grand Rapids East - Airport, 3524 28th St SE, ☎ +1 616 957-3511, fax: +1 616 957-4369.
  • Quality Inn Terrace Club, 4495 28th St SE, ☎ +1 616 956-8080, fax: +1 616 956-0619. A Bed and Breakfast atmosphere ten minutes from the airport.
  • Residence Inn Grand Rapids, 2701 East Beltline Avenue SE, ☎ +1 616 957-8111, toll-free: +1-800-331-3131, fax: +1 616 957-3699.
  • Sleep Inn, 4284 29th St SE, ☎ +1 616 975-9000, +1 616 954-6767.
  • SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids Airport Southeast, 5250 28th St. SE, ☎ +1 616 464-1130, fax: +1 616 464-1139.
  • SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids North, 450 Center Drive, ☎ +1 616 785-1600, fax: +1 616 785-1601. Near numerous shopping opportunities, ten minutes from downtown.
  • Travelodge Grand Rapids, 65 28th St SW, ☎ +1 616 452-1461, fax: +1 616 452-5115. Free breakfast and high speed internet in all rooms.
  • Country Inn and Suites, 5399 28th St (Minutes from the Gerald R. Ford International Airport and fifteen minutes via expressway downtown Grand Rapids), ☎ +1 616 977-0909.
  • JW Marriott, 235 Louis Street NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 (at the NW corner of Louis Street and Campau Avenue), ☎ +1 616 242-1500. In the heart of downtown. Probably GR's most luxurious hotel (possibly tied with the Amway Grand Plaza).

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Keep Connected

Internet

There is a very small internet bar/cafe culture in the USA. Even then most of the internet bars/cafes tend be located in major urban centers. Accessible WiFi networks, however, are common. The most generally useful WiFi spots are in coffee shops, fast-food chains, and bookshops, but also restaurants and hotels more and more have a network to connect on. Some of them might require you to buy something and you might need a password too, especially in hotels.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The general emergency phone number is 911. The USA has a great landline phone system that is easy to use. The country code for the U.S. is +1. The rest of the telephone number consists of 10 digits: a 3-digit area code, and a 7-digit number. Any small grocery store or pharmacy has pre paid domestic or international phone cards. These phone cards are very cheap and offer good rates. The once ubiquitous pay phone is now much harder to find. Likely locations include in or near stores and restaurants, and near bus stops. The cellphone network in the states is slowly getting better but is still not as good when compared to other western countries. Cell phones tend to operate using different frequencies (850 MHz and 1900 MHz) from those used elsewhere in the world (2100 MHz). This used to prevent most foreign phones from working in America. Phones must be tri- or quad-band to work in the U.S. Fortunately, technology has meant that most phones should now be able to pick up one of the U.S. networks. Prepaid phones and top-up cards can be purchased at mobile phone boutiques and at many discount, electronics, office supply and convenience stores. A very basic handset with some credit can be had for under $40.

Post

The US Postal Service is a very good and well priced mail system. There are post offices in every small and large town for sending packages internationally or domestically. Although some might keep longer hours, most are open at least between 9:00am and 5:00pm. If wanting to send a letter or postcard it is best just to leave it in a blue mail box with the proper postage. First-class international airmail postcards and letters (up 28.5 grams) cost $1.10. There are also private postal services like FedEx, UPS, TNT and DHL, which might be better value sometimes and are generally very quick and reliable too.

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