Spring Activities in Western Massachusetts

Fun for the Whole Family

If you’ve recently moved to the Western Massachusetts area or you’re visiting New England for the first time, there are a few must-see attractions you simply can’t miss. Listed below are three popular destinations that offer something for every member of your family. The vacation season has just started, so plan your adventures today.

Visit Six Flags New England for an Adrenaline-Filled Day

With more than 100 rides and New England’s largest water park, Six Flags New England is a place where fun is all around. Last year, the park added the intense, breathtaking Wicked Cyclone roller coaster, giving it a total of 11 coasters. The New England SkyScreamer is the tallest coaster of its kind on the planet. If you’re not afraid to brave a ride that climbs 400 feet above the park, come and give your lungs a workout today. Your little ones can play in the four kiddie areas filled with less intense rides, and family members who want to skip the adrenaline rush can enjoy the fun atmosphere and the great shows.

Celebrate Your Favorite Sport at the Basketball Hall of Fame

The 80,000-square-foot Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is a piece of heaven for those who love the sport. Even if you don’t play the game itself, the rare artifacts, interactive exhibits and fascinating history will keep you entertained for hours. Those who prefer to celebrate in a more physical way can shoot baskets or play virtual reality games. The inquisitive can test their trivia knowledge, and extroverted fans can try their hand at being a sportscaster.

Find a Treasure at the Brimfield Outdoor Antique Shows

In May, July and September, the area is home to the Brimfield Outdoor Antique Shows. Antique experts and collectors from everywhere come to see the world’s biggest and best outdoor exhibit of rare and valuable vintage goods. The event takes place on a stretch of land along Route 20. Items from every era and in every price range are available for your discerning eyes. Plan for a long and productive day of enjoying history through its treasures and trinkets.

Discover More Exciting Opportunities at the Visitors Bureau

With access to the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, you’ll never struggle to find a fun and exciting way to spend your day. In addition to highlighting the area’s most exhilarating tourist attractions, we maintain up-to-date info about shopping, transportation, accommodations, education, outdoor activities and more. Whether you’re a local or you’re just stopping by, visit us online to learn about everything Pioneer Valley has to offer.