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Springfield, Massachusetts

The city of Springfield is located between New York and Boston and between New York and Canada. It is notably the largest city on the Connecticut River, and the largest city in Western Massachusetts and the Pioneer Valley. It's also the third largest city in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, and the fourth largest city in New England. It was founded by William Pynchon, of the Massachusetts Colony.

Things To Do in Springfield

When in Springfield, be sure to visit the city's wonderful museums - in particular, the Hatikvah Holocaust Education Centre, the Springfield Science Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.

The nightlife in Springfield is great. When planning your visit, see what's happening at Springfield Hall, home of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra. In addition to the symphony, the Hall offers musicals and shows by touring performing artists. Also, be sure to go downtown and bar hop, take in some pool, or have a drink and enjoy the live entertainment.

Take the kids (although all ages will appreciate this) to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, or ride the roller coasters and experience all sorts of family fun at Six Flags New England.

September is a popular time for Springfield because of The Big E Fair in West Springfield. This 17-day fair features famous music acts, a midway, parade, and much more!

In the colder months (February is ideal) enjoy skiing at the ski hills about an hour north of Springfield.

Accommodations, Private Cottage Rentals, Bed and Breakfast

There are a range of accommodations to choose from in Springfield, such as a Marriot hotel, Hilton, Sheraton, and a Holiday Inn, among others.

Springfield Trivia

Q.What famous writer/cartoonist was born in Springfield?
A.Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel).

Q.Who invented basketball, and where did he invent it?
A.James Naismith invented basketball in Springfield, Massachusetts. He was a physical education teacher and invented the sport to fill the time between the baseball and football seasons. Indeed, Springfield is known as the Birthplace of Basketball. When you're in Springfield, be sure to visit the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame!

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October 20, 2013


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