Springfield Massachusetts Flights:
Flights to Springfield Massachusetts
There are numerous cities and towns in the United States with the name ‘Springfield’ but this city in Massachusetts was the first in the country to bear this name! The third largest city in the state and the fourth largest in the New England region, Springfield has numerous attractions for visitors to enjoy.
The airport serving flights to Springfield is the Bradley International Airport (airport code: BDL), located about 20 minutes outside the city in Windsor Locks. It’s the busiest airport in the nearby state of Connecticut. You can get a one-stop flight to Springfield with United Airlines that connects in Hong Kong, but it is actually longer than the other 2-stop flights. South African Airways has a flight to Springfield that transfers in Frankfurt and Montreal, and British Airways goes through London and Washington.
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The Tourist Attractions in Springfield Massachusetts:
Tourists looking for a destination with a variety of attractions will find that Springfield hits the mark! There isn’t an overwhelming number of attractions here, but what there is is interesting and great for a family holiday. Amongst the tourist attractions in Springfield are the following:
Basketball Hall of Fame
Fans of basketball will find a visit to Springfield is a momentous occasion as this is the city where basketball was first invented. James Naismith invented the game in 1891 as something to fill the time for sports fans in between the American football and baseball seasons. The Basketball Hall of Fame is now housed within one of Springfield’s most striking buildings, shaped as a basketball it looks particularly impressive at night when lit up!
Culture lovers will enjoy visiting the Quadrangle area of Springfield as here you’ll find four museums along with the city’s public library and the Dr Seuss Memorial. The four museums will cater to a variety of interests – there’s the Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts which features mainly American and European art. The George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum has all sorts in its exhibitions and is the oldest museum in the Quadrangle, while the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum is all about the history of the region dating from 1636 to the present day. Finally there’s the Springfield Science Museum that has both natural and physical sciences and includes a dinosaur hall and planetarium.
The other attraction of the Quadrangle is the Dr Seuss Memorial. You may know Dr Seuss as the creator of ‘The Cat in the Hat’ and he was born here in Springfield. The Dr Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden features sculptures of some of Dr Seuss’s creations.
For outdoor recreation including hiking trails, a swimming pool, picnic facilities, sports fields and more Springfield has Forest Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the States at 735 acres. During the winter Forest Park is particularly beautiful as it’s home to Springfield’s Bright Nights light display, a display that’s well known across the country.
When Should You Visit?:
Winter is a good time to visit Springfield if you’re interested in seeing the Bright Nights display but the nights will be a little chilly particularly December to February. By April temperatures are warming up and May is usually very pleasant with average highs around 22C. July is the hottest month with its average highs of 29C and there’s fairly high humidity. Rainfall is possible throughout the year.