UNTIL THE BIG E - Sept 12 - 28, 2014
Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau
1441 Main Street, Springfield, MA 01103
413-787-1548 * 800-723-1548
There's no shortage of things to see and do in the Pioneer Valley. Whether you're interested in the legends of basketball or volleyball, exploring New England history, enjoying the arts or thrilling to spectacular amusement rides, there's something to please everyone.
The Pioneer Valley offers visitors a choice of options. From downtown high-rise hotels to quaint country inns to snug bed & breakfasts, our accommodations all have one thing in common -- a sense of peace and welcome that can only be found here, in the Valley. Unpack, relax, we're glad you've arrived!
You'll find a listing of area hotels to help guide you in making reservations for your stay as well as other links that will direct you to area attractions, restaurants and more.
Hungry? Savor a variety of traditional New England fare or be adventurous and dine at one of the many ethnic eateries featuring Italian, German, Chinese, Middle Eastern or Mexican to name a few. With fine formal restaurants, outdoor cafes and family-style diners, you're sure to find a dining experience to satisfy all tastes.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
The Pioneer Valley's cultural climate is rich with a full spectrum of performing arts activity. Enjoy the sights and sounds of symphonies, major pop, rock and jazz artists, and live theatre. Don't miss the action on the ice, as the Springfield Falcons provide professional hockey excitement at the Mass Mutual Center. And, the UMass Minutemen's home court is just up the Valley at the Mullins Center in Amherst. For visitors who love the arts, be it a cultural performance, sporting event or fairs and festivals, the Pioneer Valley has something for everyone.
Escape to an outdoor adventure in the Pioneer Valley. The area is home to picturesque parks, forests, lakes and rivers offering fishing, swimming, hiking, tennis, boating and picnicking opportunities. When the snow falls, you'll find cross-country ski trails to satisfy all abilities. And what better way to see our scenic vistas and beautiful backroads than by bike during our warm summer months? Whatever the sport or activity, there are four seasons of fun here in the Pioneer Valley!
If you are seeking a special gift, a memento of your visit or if you're simply "born to shop," the Pioneer Valley offers a unique shopping experience. The region presents a wide variety of shopping choices, from quaint country stores featuring handmade items, to galleries where crafts and antiques abound, to national retailers at area malls offering the latest in goods and fashions.