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The destination of Springfield is a good option if you've been considering a getaway with the kids. The exciting theme parks, museums, and festivals are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Fly into Westfield, MA (BAF-Barnes Municipal), which is the closest airport, or Hartford, CT (BDL-Bradley Intl.), which is located 12.9 mi (20.7 km) from the city center. Springfield has 58 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations so you have a variety of choices when you're deciding where to stay.
Vacationing families have good things to say about these accommodations:
Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel: Offers an indoor pool, 2 restaurants, and free rollaway beds. This hotel is rated 3.5 stars.
Comfort Inn & Suites - Offers an indoor pool, free parking, and free buffet breakfast. Guests like the central location and breakfast options at this 2.5-star hotel.
Hampton Inn Springfield South Enfield - Features an indoor pool, free parking, and free buffet breakfast. The central location and helpful staff make this 2.5-star hotel popular with guests.
You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. You can use these tips to plan when to pack up the kids and head to Springfield.
While you are visiting Springfield, you might want to round up the kiddos and make time to see interesting attractions such as Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Volleyball Hall of Fame, and MGM Springfield. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Springfield Museums and Springfield Science Museum.Springfield is also known for its:
If you want to journey outside of the area, hop aboard a train from Springfield Union Station, Holyoke Station, or Northampton Station. Springfield might not have very many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.