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Springfield, MA
Travel Guide

Springfield featuring night scenes, a high rise building and skyline

At the heart of this industrious American city are museums, activities and delicious New England and international cuisine.

With Victorian homes, small businesses and hardworking residents, Springfield has all the features of the essential New England small city. In addition, it has many sights worth international attention, including museums and concert halls. Enjoy its urban beauty a short drive from natural wonders including Watershops Pond and Chicopee Memorial State Park.

The “City of Firsts,” Springfield has many first achievements. It is the birthplace of one of the world’s most popular sports, basketball. Learn about the importance and history of this game at the Basketball Hall of Fame, where a pristine hardwood court and educational exhibits sit under a basketball statue towering over the entrance.

Springfield is also the birthplace of the prolific children’s book author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Appreciate his place in the hearts of generations of readers at the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, which represents his many characters as bronze statues.

The sculpture garden is located on the Quadrangle in Metro Center. Start your museum tour of Springfield here. Stop at the Springfield Science Museum for stargazing at one of America’s oldest operating planetariums. Tour some of the city’s many firsts at the Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History. Appreciate the colorful details of the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum’s extensive Chinese cloisonné collection, one of the largest of its kind.

Fly into Springfield’s nearby Bradley International Airport, 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Metro Center. Travel by rail or bus from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Once you’re here, the Springfield Mass Transit District runs many routes throughout the city. Take a bus wherever you need to go.

Springfield’s ethnic diversity provides a diverse range of cuisines. From Italian to Cajun to Vietnamese and Southern barbecue, a delicious plate awaits any mood. Follow dinner with a concert at Symphony Hall for a full night of culture that you won’t forget. Springfield has plenty of activities to warrant a stay for a weekend or longer.

Where to stay in Springfield

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield MA
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield MA
3 out of 5
100 Congress Street, Springfield, MA
The price is $101 per night from Jun 30 to Jun 30
This family-friendly hotel is located in the city center, within 2 mi (3 km) of MGM Springfield, Springfield Armory, and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of ...
4/5Very Good! (1,162 reviews)
"Clean and nice staff. Pool was open but not the breakfast area.Only Brown bag breakfast 😩"

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield MA
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Springfield Enfield
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Springfield Enfield
2.5 out of 5
1 Bright Meadow Blvd, Enfield, CT
The price is $125 per night from Jul 6 to Jul 6
Located in Sherwood Manor, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Saint Francis Care and within 6 mi (10 km) of Westfield River and Titanic Museum. Powder Hollow Park ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (113 reviews)
"Very new and clean. Just off Interstate 91 but quiet. The AC in our room wasn't working so had to move to another room after a few hours but was next door. Inconvenient but not a big deal. Like having access to HBO Go."

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Springfield Enfield
Hampton Inn West Springfield
Hampton Inn West Springfield
2.5 out of 5
1011 Riverdale St, West Springfield, MA
The price is $118 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
Situated in West Springfield, this hotel is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Holyoke Mall and within 6 mi (10 km) of Eastern States Exposition and MassMutual Center. MGM Springfield ...
4.2/5Excellent! (673 reviews)
"Everything"

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2021

Hampton Inn West Springfield
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Kimball Upstairs: Private Elegant 2 Bedroom Close To Everything In The Valley
Kimball Upstairs: Private Elegant 2 Bedroom Close To Everything In The Valley
Amherst, MA
The price is $100 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 5
This family-friendly Amherst vacation home is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Puffers Pond South Beach and University of Massachusetts-Amherst. ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)
comfortable place in a great location
"A spacious and comfortable apartment within easy driving distance of Amherst, with a great cafe just two blocks away, and a nearby walking path to a delightful pond and natural area."

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Kimball Upstairs: Private Elegant 2 Bedroom Close To Everything In The Valley
Etinde House is Located ten Minutes From Umass, Amherst College, Hampshire Mall, Mount Holyoke College and a Minute From Hampshire College
Etinde House is Located ten Minutes From Umass, Amherst College, Hampshire Mall, Mount Holyoke College and a Minute From Hampshire College
Amherst, MA
The price is $700 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Situated in Amherst, this vacation home is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Hampshire College and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Amherst College. Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book ...
1/5 (1 review)
Horrible
"It was horrible we never got our check in instructions, I’m writing the host & nothing. We went to the house it was dark outside & barn right behind! Stood outside in my car waiting for the check in instructions which I never got. So I had to find another spot which that was super hard. The host ..."

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Etinde House is Located ten Minutes From Umass, Amherst College, Hampshire Mall, Mount Holyoke College and a Minute From Hampshire College
Hadley/amherst Awesome Location.exploration of Everything in the Pioneer Valley!
Hadley/amherst Awesome Location.exploration of Everything in the Pioneer Valley!
Hadley, MA
This family-friendly Hadley vacation home is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Hadley Farm Museum, Porter Phelps Huntington Museum and Connecticut ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (87 reviews)
Very Convenient
"Great location for UMass and all things Pioneer Valley. Plenty of space for families or larger groups."

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Hadley/amherst Awesome Location.exploration of Everything in the Pioneer Valley!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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