Located on the banks of Connecticut River and in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, Springfield is known by numerous names. Some call it “The City of Firsts” due to its several innovations; some call it “The Hoop City” because it is the birthplace of Basketball, and others like to call it “The City of Homes” for its Victorian architecture. There are a plethora of reasons to visit Springfield:
Culture: It is diverse mix of people that includes White, African American, Asians and several other races along with LGBT population.
Nature: there is plenty of wide green spaces and outdoor activities for outdoor enthusiasts.Go biking, birdwatching, hiking, picnicking or just amble around.
History & Art: The city is rich in history and art that is apparent in its beautiful architecture, museums and art galleries that galore. It’s passion for the arts, history and culture has given rise to several well-known attractions like George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield Science Museum, Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, Springfield Symphony and the Springfield Armory National Historic Site. Springfield denizens also take Basketball, the world’s second most popular spot, very seriously. Ice Hockey and Volleyball are also their fave sports.
Sports: The city is passionate about the sport and the local teams, you can catch the basketball game at the famous MassMutual Center.
The city is a part of Knowledge Corridor, along with Hartford. The Hartford-Springfield metro area is home to the second largest concentration of higher education institutions in the US. Within Springfield, there are three well-known universities and colleges. Springfield also holds numerous cultural and arts festivals year-round, attracting throngs of people from across the globe. After you are done with exploring the history, art, culture and outdoors the city has to offer, it will astonish you with its delicious food scene and hopping nightlife that is a perfect way to end a long day of sightseeing in the city. With so much to do and see in Springfield, an exciting experience is just an air ticket away! So, book your tickets and fly to the “The City of Progress”!
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