Hot Ideas for Cool Nights in Pioneer Valley
Old-world streets that wind alongside charming historic buildings, breathtaking natural vistas and upscale restaurants with candle-lit dining make Pioneer Valley a local hot spot for romance and relaxation. Whether you’re looking for a quiet getaway from fast-paced city life or a vibrant night out with live entertainment and upscale food, the local highlights below can help you plan a once-in-a-lifetime date for any occasion.
Discover Amazing Art
Known for its rich cultural scene, Pioneer Valley attracts some of the region’s best sculptors, writers, painters and potters. In addition to their latest works, our local museums are home to world-class art collections and famous historical artifacts. For some of the finest galleries in the area, make a trip to Amherst College’s prestigious Mead Art Museum or the interactive Holyoke College Art Museum.
Get Back to Nature
With trees in full bloom and temperatures on the rise, the spring season is a great time to get back outdoors. When the weather warms up, spend the night under the stars in one of our secluded campgrounds, plan a hiking trip with an overnight stay at a classic New England lodge or take an afternoon sightseeing cruise on the majestic Quinnetukut II riverboat. To learn more about our parks and facilities, get up-to-date information from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs.
Take in a Show at the CityStage & Symphony Hall
With live shows that run through the end of April, CityStage & Symphony Hall is the perfect indoor attraction for escaping those chilly early spring nights. Situated across two major performance spaces, this cultural center in downtown Springfield hosts musicals, comedies, concerts and more.
Experience a New Cuisine
After spending the evening in Springfield’s lively entertainment district, enjoy unique house-made specialties with curated wines at the nearby Adolfo’s Ristorante. Feeling adventurous? Leave Pioneer Valley and travel to Hawaii at the Polynesian-themed Hu Ke Lau Restaurant and Supper Club. From ethnic menus with exotic flavors to rustic trattorias that put new spins on classic Italian dishes, our restaurants serve delicious dishes for every palette. Before dinner, head to the Paper City Brewing Company for a one-of-a-kind microbrewery tour and a taste of locally made craft beers.
Spend the Night
Instead of driving home after a long evening out, plan a relaxing night away. Our conveniently located accommodations range from full-service hotels with luxury amenities to quaint inns and historic bed-and-breakfasts.
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