Springfield, MA

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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, 01104
The price is $114 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 3-star family-friendly hotel in Springfield. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,000 reviews)
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Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield MA
MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield
4 out of 5
One MGM Way, Springfield, MA, 01103
The price is $116 per night from Aug 23 to Aug 24
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Springfield. Enjoy free parking, 7 restaurants, and a casino. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (587 reviews)
"Good stay, rooms are spacious and shower was fantastic! Rooms should have a refrigerator. Overall, great place."

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

MGM Springfield
Hilton Garden Inn-Springfield, MA
Hilton Garden Inn-Springfield, MA
3 out of 5
800 Hall of Fame Avenue, Springfield, MA, 01115
The price is $127 per night from Aug 28 to Aug 29
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Springfield. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (822 reviews)
"This is the best Hilton I’ve have stayed in. The decor was delightful, the staff was very friendly and made you feel like you were friends. I will definitely stay again and refer other people too. My room was spotless thanks to their great housekeeping. Please remind guests to not forget housekeeping ..."

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn-Springfield, MA
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.
PICON COZY
PICON COZY
Springfield, MA
The price is $75 per night from Aug 25 to Aug 26
Stay at this vacation home in Springfield. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a TV. Popular attractions MGM Springfield and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of ...
4/5 Very Good! (26 reviews)
Short & sweet
"My friend and I just needed a little getaway, and this house was a perfect little place to stay. Quiet neighborhood and attentive host. Thanks again!"

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2022

PICON COZY
Cozy Home
Cozy Home
3.5 out of 5
7 Worthy St, Springfield, MA, 01104
The price is $170 per night from Aug 17 to Aug 18
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly vacation home in Springfield. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour business center. Popular attractions Six Flags ...
Cozy Home
Kid friendly neighborhood!  Everyone is welcomed in this cozy apartment home!
Kid friendly neighborhood! Everyone is welcomed in this cozy apartment home!
Springfield, MA
The price is $411 per night from Aug 21 to Aug 22
Stay at this apartment in Springfield. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a library. Popular attractions Six Flags New England and Naismith Memorial Basketball ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (2 reviews)
Great Stay!!!
"Rose was absolutely amazing and responded back very quickly! The house was very clean and relaxing. AND I APPRECIATED THE DRIVEWAY PARKING."

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Kid friendly neighborhood! Everyone is welcomed in this cozy apartment home!
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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