Springfield Area Attractions

In Western Massachusetts, you can explore the vibrant nightlife of big cities like Springfield, the lively college towns of Northampton and Amherst plus traditional New England towns and historic villages. Along the way, you’ll discover fun-filled attractions and distinctive distractions so varied, so enticing, that one visit here just won’t be enough.

Dining / Nightlife

From Fine dining to classic local and ethnic cuisine, Greater Springfield offers a variety of dining options and possibilities for your attendees. There are a wide variety of area restaurants offering everything from traditional New England fare to steakhouses, bistros, and virtually every category of international food – most just steps or minutes from away from the MassMutual Center.

For a list of area dining and nightlife options visit www.valleyvisitor.com

Attractions

Western Massachusetts is home to a host of unique attractions, from the Dr. Seuss Memorial to Six Flags New England, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Yankee Candle Village, rich in history, culture and art. Each seasonal change brings its own delights, such as Bright Nights at Forest Park, the Bridge of Flowers, The Big E and some of the most spectacular fall foliage anywhere. 

Springfield is the perfect launching point for your event’s evening out, spouse tours and pre and post-evening programs. So much to see and do and so many “Firsts” to experience.

For a full list of attractions visit www.valleyvisitor.com

 

History/Culture

Over 300 years of American history come alive when you bring your event to Springfield. Springfield and Western Massachusetts feature a wealth of living history museums and historic towns and sites.

  • Just outside of Springfield, is the largest outdoor history museum in the northeast, Old Sturbridge Village, where attendees can explore a re-created early 1800s New England Village.
  • Visit Historic Deerfield where colonial America lives on the town’s main thoroughfare, known simply as “The Street”, showcases a dozen homes built between 1720 and 1850.
  • One of the world's most beloved sports is lovingly enshrined at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.  Fans of the sport can see its history come alive with a series of interactive exhibits and rare artifacts.  Guests can shoot baskets, play virtual reality and video games, try their hand at being a sportscaster, and test their trivia knowledge and so much more.

Throughout the area are charming, historic villages where colonial and 19th Century New England and American history come alive in cobblestone streets, antique shops, and picture postcard village greens.