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
The price is NT$2,791 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
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 ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,091 reviews)
"Staff was friendly premises were clean. Room was clean and comfy. Convenient to entertainment and dining."

Reviewed on 2021/12/27

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield MA
MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield
4 out of 5
One MGM Way, Springfield, MA
The price is NT$2,955 per night from Feb 2 to Feb 3
Located in Metro Center, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of MassMutual Center and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Titanic Museum and Springfield ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (373 reviews)
"Everything was jusg fine. No complaints whatsoever...."

Reviewed on 2021/12/31

MGM Springfield
Holiday Inn Express Springfield Downtown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Springfield Downtown, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
145 State Street, Springfield, MA
The price is NT$2,819 per night from Jan 23 to Jan 24
Located in Metro Center, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of MassMutual Center, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and Springfield Armory. Titanic ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (707 reviews)
"Nice room"

Reviewed on 2022/1/12

Holiday Inn Express Springfield Downtown, an IHG Hotel
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.
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Hartford South-Glastonbury, CT
Homewood Suites by Hilton-Hartford South-Glastonbury, CT
3 out of 5
65 Glastonbury Blvd, Glastonbury, CT
The price is NT$3,503 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7
Situated in Glastonbury, this aparthotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Rentschler Field, Connecticut Convention Center, and XL Center. Bushnell Park and Xfinity ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (624 reviews)
"the suite this time was much better. breakfast coffee was good. really wish you put a bar in the facility."

Reviewed on 2022/1/1

Homewood Suites by Hilton-Hartford South-Glastonbury, CT
Cozy Home
Cozy Home
3.5 out of 5
7 Worthy St, Springfield, MA
The price is NT$4,698 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Situated in Springfield, this vacation home is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Mercy Hospital and within 3 mi (5 km) of Springfield Museums and MassMutual Center. MGM Springfield ...
Cozy Home
Attic Passion 1 Bedroom Home
Attic Passion 1 Bedroom Home
3 out of 5
585 White Street, Springfield, MA
Situated in Springfield, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Zoo in Forest Park and Education Center, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, ...
Attic Passion 1 Bedroom 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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