10 Reasons to Hang Out Near Springfield, MA
1.) The Big E:
One of the most popular attractions at The Big E is the Avenue of States. The Avenue is said to contain life-size replicas of the six original New England statehouses, as well as the New England Grange House. In actuality the state houses are not replicas but rather modeled after original state houses in most instances. The buildings for New Hampshire and Vermont have no resemblance to their original state houses.
The fair has enough fun for both adults and kids alike. From hourly parades to the V1 vodka tent, to all sorts of food options, your senses are sure to be tickled. Each day they will honor one of the local towns. Agawam, West Springfield, Springfield, Enfield, Chicopee, Longmeadow and many other towns have their own day. Be sure to check out all the food options – I always have to get a cra-z burger which is a bacon cheeseburger on a glazed doughnut… YUM! Other requirements are the baked potato bar in one of two state buildings, steak and cheese, and deep fried twinkies. Don’t come on a diet.
2.) Six Flags:
If you don’t have plans for the year or season I would advise the Six Flags New England right here in Agawam! This is an amusement park in order to make you truly enjoy the moments that you'll spend there. At this park you'll enjoy rides that will shake you to the bone. In addition to these adult best rides, there are also moderate rides that are totally meant for children. Apart from those rides, you may also have an opportunity to shop play and convey out the child in you. So, are you coming?
3.) Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame:
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is set up to honor players, coaches, referees, and different game participants who're taken into consideration all time greats or have proven first rate talent. Some teams, include the Harlem Globetrotters, New York Renaissance, and Buffalo Germans have additionally been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The mission of the establishment is to function as the library of basketball records.
Established in 1959, fundraising occurred so that the real building might be constructed. This building was open to the general public in 1968 at Springfield College in Massachusetts. An off-campus Hall was opened in downtown Springfield later in 1985, at the east bank of the Connecticut River. The Hall of Fame endured to sell and hold the sport of basketball and the achievements of its contributors from its new place, and thousands of human beings made the pilgrimage to the Hall every year.
4.) Forest Park
In Springfield, Massachusetts, is one of the largest urban, municipal parks in the United States, covering 735 acres (297 ha) of land overlooking the Connecticut River. Designed by the renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Forest Park features a zoo, aquatic gardens, and outdoor amphitheater, in addition to typical Olmsted design elements like winding wooded trails, and surprising, expansive views. The site of America's first public, municipal swimming pool, currently, during the holiday months Forest Park hosts a popular high-tech lighting display, known as Bright Nights.
5.) The Berkshires
When New Yorkers get sick of New York, they come to Massachusetts. They come for not only the beautiful scenery, but also the rich culture. From Tanglewood to Cranwell, to all the art galleries, there is no chance you’ll be bored. And if you are a patient person, come during leaf peeping season where the views are spectacular. Just be patient, because you won’t be the only one there during that time.
If you’re in western MA, the state capital is close enough for a day trip and is well worth it. Boston has a character all its own and this is clear at the quaint and lively North End with cobblestone streets, historic brick buildings and excellent Italian restaurants. To see an American national landmark you can visit Boston Harbor for the site of the Boston Tea Party, a protest by the Sons of Liberty against the British Government, which started the course that led to the American Revolution. A more recent American touchstone is the distinguished Fenway Park, home field for the Boston Red Sox and the oldest ballpark in the MLB.
7.) Springfield Symphony Orchestra
The SSO played its first concert in the 40s and has a majestic home in Springfield. Symphony Hall is a neoclassical temple-style building with a grand portico and a capacity for more than 2,600. When it was completed as a city auditorium back in 1913 President Taft was present to dedicate it. Inside is where the magic happens, as Symphony Hall has supreme acoustics, as good as any venue in the country. The orchestra’s season runs from October to April and during this time performs works from Stravinsky to Sinatra, so there should be something to tempt you if you’re in town.
8.) Treehouse Brewery
Located in Chalrton, MA (formerly in Monson), Treehouse Brewery started in a garage and quickly became the favorite brewery of the Jean Group. This iconic landmark has seen such a huge explosion of business due to their relentless drive for the highest quality beer. In an area that has many wonderful breweries such as Westfield River Brewing in Southwick, Fort Hill in Easthampton, Vanished Valley in Belchertown, Treehouse is undeniably the one that stands out the most. Go on a Saturday when you can have a pint, listen to the band and eat from one of the food trucks. The people there are just super cool. You could go by yourself and feel like you are with a bunch of friends. Don’t miss out!
9.) Springfield’s Club Quarter
Taking up several city blocks around Stearns Square is a district that has been the beating heart of Springfield’s nightlife for more than a century. There are 80-odd bars, restaurants, clubs and cafes in this tight space, and the Club Quarter is often listed among the best places in America for singles to go out. In the last 15 years or so a thriving LGBT community has emerged in this area and now there are five gay clubs as well a bunch of other venues that organize gay-friendly nights.
10.) Pioneer Valley
Springfield is part of a wider region along the banks of the Connecticut River admired for its green college towns and idyllic farmland. UMass, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and Amherst College are all set in the 24-mile-long Knowledge Corridor. All of the colleges are next to a number of awesome restaurants and bars. Out in the countryside in Pioneer Valley the foliage is most beautiful in Fall when the maple trees around the farms turn shades of orange and yellow.
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