SpringfieldUnited States of America

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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

Springfield showing a memorial and outdoor art

Metro Center

5/5Exceptional!(1 area review)

If you're spending some time in Metro Center, MassMutual Center and MGM Springfield are top sights worth seeing.

Metro Center

Top hotels in Springfield

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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
£81
per night
Feb 27 - Feb 28

This family-friendly hotel is located in the city centre, within 2 mi (3 km) of MGM Springfield, Springfield Armory and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,050 reviews)

"The hotel was very clean and had very nice staff thanks youu"…"

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Springfield MA
D. Hotel Suites & Spa
D. Hotel Suites & Spa
3 out of 5
1 Country Club Rd, Holyoke, MA
£88
per night
Mar 1 - Mar 2

Situated in a state park, this spa hotel is 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from Smith College, and within 12 mi (20 km) of University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Amherst College. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,758 reviews)

"Our only problem which I forgot to mention on way out the tv screen was too dark to watch,"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

D. Hotel Suites & Spa
MGM Springfield
MGM Springfield
4 out of 5
One MGM Way, Springfield, MA
£126
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Located in Metro Center, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of MassMutual Center and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Titanic Museum and Springfield ...

4/5Very Good! (280 reviews)

"Room was unique look and had a beautiful view ...."…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2020

MGM Springfield

Popular things to do in Springfield

University of Massachusetts-Amherst
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University of Massachusetts-Amherst

4/5(1 review)

Walk around the campus of University of Massachusetts-Amherst, a top university in Amherst Center. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

Amherst College
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Amherst College

Enjoy the student vibe around Amherst College, a top university in Amherst Center. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
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Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is a popular museum in Springfield with a story of its own. Attend a basketball game or simply visit the area's theme park.

Eastern States Exposition
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Eastern States Exposition

After visiting Eastern States Exposition, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in West Springfield. Visit the area's theme park or amble around its university campus.

Mount Holyoke College
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Mount Holyoke College

Enjoy the student vibe when you visit Mount Holyoke College during your trip to South Hadley. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

Smith College Botanic Garden
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Smith College Botanic Garden

Explore the great outdoors at Smith College Botanic Garden, a lovely green space in Northampton. While you're in the area, wander around the university campus.

Top activities in Springfield

Operation city Quest of Massachusetts
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Operation city Quest of Massachusetts

£8
Per adult
One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Hartford, CT
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Hartford, CT

£2
Per adult
All-Inclusive Luxury Group Tour of Vermont
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All-Inclusive Luxury Group Tour of Vermont

£1,915
Per adult
Hartford Puzzling Adventure
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Hartford Puzzling Adventure

£5
Per adult
Operation city Quest of Connecticut
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Operation city Quest of Connecticut

£8
Per adult
Vacation Photographer in Hartford
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Vacation Photographer in Hartford

£24
Per adult

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