If you are looking for a great place to vacation in New England, head straight to Springfield. Over 150,000 people call this city home and its charm, location, and warm New England welcome makes it a great place for a vacation with friends and family. Sitting on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River, it acts as the urban, economic, and cultural capital of Massachusetts’ Connecticut River Valley, which has been nicknamed ‘Pioneer Valley’. With plenty of sightseeing and cultural attractions, and great restaurants, bars, and cafes to explore, you will feel right at home in Springfield.
For cultural travelers, choosing a hotel next to some of the best museums and attractions in the city is a good option. You can start by visiting the Titanic Museum, which houses a large collection of rare Titanic survivor artifacts and relics from the ship. The collection was kindly donated by the Titanic Historical Society and attracts a high amount of visitors each year. Nearby museums and attractions include the Springfield Museum and the War Memorial. These are of particular interest if you want to explore the city’s rich history.
In case you are a big sports fan, immerse yourself in Massachusetts’s great sporting history with two great memorial venues in the city. In this case, choose to stay close to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame or the Volleyball Hall of Fame to discover some of Springfield’s best sporting events being documented over decades of sporting success. If you want to stay within easy access of the great outdoors, you might want to nearby the Blandford Ski Area. This is a popular resort in the winter months for a variety of snow-fuelled fun like skiing, snowboarding, and sledding.
Springfield caters for every budget, but the most popular option in the city are its 3 star hotels, as there are over 100 centrally-located hotels to choose from. For the budget-conscious taveler, there are plenty of 2 star hotels in Springfield to choose from. Prices start at just
For a taste of added luxury, choose from one of Springfield’s 17 4 star hotels in the city. Most offer all the modern comforts a holidaymaker could ask. This includes air conditioning, WiFi, buffet breakfasts, pools, onsite gyms, and a 24-hour concierge.
Springfield’s closest airport is Worcester Regional Airport, which is about 50 miles away. Therefore, travelers should allow for up 1.5 hours of drive time. If you would like to stay close to the airport for added ease, there are plenty of airport hotels to choose from close to Worcester Regional Airport.