The GSCVB and Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts recently unveiled a new brand for our service region: “West Mass.” In this blog entry, we’d like to discuss the reasons behind the brand, the advantages it brings and how it will function in the marketplace.
There's nothing like traveling with a big group of like-minded people—regardless of whether everyone's related. With family reunions still as popular as ever and business retreats, trade shows and interest-group conventions becoming more in vogue by the year, the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to connect large groups of travelers with suitable accommodations—and plenty of fun diversions.
The greater Springfield area has a wide variety of things to see and do, including multiple concert venues that host special events such as the Mohawk Trail Concerts series and the Sevenars Concerts series. When you combine this with the fact that the Pioneer Valley places a big emphasis on providing residents and tourists with a nice mixture of other cultural opportunities, it becomes easy to understand why so many people are drawn to Springfield.
Does it seem like you can't disconnect your kids from their smartphones no matter where you go? Fortunately, there are so many things to do in the Springfield, MA, area that you can plan vacations and day trips free from electronic "noise" and still ensure that the kids have a whole lot of fun.
When a city can brag about being the birth place of both Dr. Seuss and the game of basketball, you know it's got plenty to offer. When the state of Massachusetts designates the area as a central cultural district, start making your list of places to go and sights to see. Here are five fascinating things to do in the greater Springfield, MA, area.
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.
Famous for its quaint atmosphere and scenic wilderness, the greater Springfield area is the perfect destination for a quintessential New England vacation. While the towns here offer a variety of modern conveniences that range from fine dining to luxury spas, we take pride in protecting our environment so that future generations of locals and visitors can enjoy it the way we do right now.
Want to experience the journey of a lifetime? Get unforgettable thrills and full-body chills with whitewater rafting in the picturesque Pioneer Valley. From its gentle rolling hills and historic New England charm to the rushing waters of the Deerfield River, the greater Springfield area is a paradise for nature lovers with a taste for adventure. Take a look at the list of reasons below to find out why whitewater rafting here should be on your radar.
Visitors to the Massachusetts Pioneer Valley will be able to enjoy The Zoo in Forest Park again in April, and this is the perfect time to become acquainted with the attraction's many exciting exhibits. After all, this highly rated destination has 78 different types of animals, birds and insects on display, and this makes it easy to find something that will please everyone in your group.
To celebrate those places that offer especially fine customer service, the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau (GSCVB)—a nonprofit organization affiliated with the Economic Development Council of Western Massachusetts—bestows the annual Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence.
There's plenty to do and see in the Pioneer Valley, and we won't blame you for forgetting to plan a meal or two while you're here. Then again, our region is rapidly gaining a reputation as a hotbed of culinary experimentation and achievement. Whether you're looking for a traditional Italian meal or elevated American cuisine, you'll find it here. These fine dining establishments are among some of our favorites.
When visiting the Greater Springfield area with children, there's no need to fear that they'll be bored. The numerous museums in the region will interest even the youngest family member. Here are just a few of the many things to see and do.
The Pioneer Valley takes in three scenic counties in Massachusetts' Connecticut River Valley. The unspoiled beauty of the Valley, including the city of Springfield, has long been a popular destination for tourists. Although visitors flock to the area year round, it’s during the holiday season that the Valley shines brightest.
The Pioneer Valley offers a variety of transit options. You can easily explore the Greater Springfield area by car, bus or train. The valley also features lengthy walking and biking trails that pass through several cities. Many visitors reach destinations in western Massachusetts by combining two or more modes of transportation.