Springfield, MA - 10 fun things to do
Visiting or moving, see all there is to do in Springfield, MA.
Welcome to Greater Springfield! With Springfield, the fourth largest city in New England, as its geographic hub, the region offers a booming economy with more affordable pricing and rural feel than its big city neighbors, making it a perfect place to live, work and play. Located at the crossroads of New England with easy access to the north-south Interstate 91 and the east-west Interstate 90, we are situated next to Connecticut River and surrounded by mountains, bluffs, and rolling hills. More than 5,000 businesses call Greater Springfield home and residents take pride in its rich history: the birthplace of basketball with the basketball hall of fame, the invention of the gas-powered motorcycle, the publication of the first Merriam-Webster dictionary and the first commercial radio broadcast. The region, also known as the Knowledge Corridor, is home to nearly 30 world-renowned higher education institutions and more than 150,000 students. It is the economic center of Western Massachusetts with the largest concentration of retail, manufacturing, entertainment, banking, legal, and medical groups. Its cost of living, highly-skilled workforce and affordable real estate are just some of the reasons businesses like German-based Menck Windows choose to make us their U.S. headquarters. Looking for something to do? Look no further! Our $662 million tourism industry offers an abundance of historical sites, museums, sporting attractions and a major convention center. Take a thrill ride on one of the ten roller coasters at Six Flags New England. Wander through the Springfield Museums -- five world-class museums located the Springfield Central Cultural District, featuring the largest Impressionist collection, the Museum of Springfield History and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Park, right here in the birthplace of Theodore Geisel. Or take a stroll down Mulberry Street, made famous in Dr. Seuss’ first children’s book. Try your hand at a slam dunk the Basketball Hall of Fame, an 80,000 square foot shrine to the world’s second most popular sport. Take in some live music at one of the many clubs, pubs and watering holes. Catch an Off-Broadway show at City Stage or Symphony Hall. Or sit back and relax to the smooth sounds of the Springfield Symphony Orchestra, the largest symphony outside of Boston. Enjoy the Painted Lady mansions listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit Old First Church, a key stop on the African American Freedom Trail. Spend a day at Lupa Zoo and have a picnic in Forest Park, one of the largest urban parks in the country. Or walk, bike, hike or paddle our more than 2400 acres of parkland, tennis courts, walking trails, playgrounds and picnic areas. Or just spend the day shopping at the Eastfield Mall, a 824,000 square foot shopping center, and head to the suburban eclectic boutiques featuring local and international designers, artisan shops and galleries. And when September and October roll around, there’s no better place to be than the Big E, the sixth largest agricultural fair in America. We’ve got a lot to offer, so come see us soon -- and stay for a day or stay for forever.
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Places You Wouldn't Want to Live in the U.S.
Are you thinking of relocating somewhere in the States? Make sure you take a look at the 12 worst places to live in the U.S. before you make any decisions about your next home base.
12. St. Louis, Missouri
Over 14% of St. Louis’ population is living below the poverty line. Out of 100,000 residents, every year 35.3 are murdered, which ranks it as one of America’s most dangerous cities too.
11. Reno, Nevada
Reno was the gambling capital of the US until Las Vegas was developed and “The Biggest Little City in the World” has been in economic decline ever since. Reno experiences nearly 39 annual crimes per 1,000 residents.
10. Modesto, California
Despite being home to the largest winery in the world, the unemployment rate was nearly 13% in 2014. Modesto ranks number one in the country for car theft and out of 200,000 residents, up to 10,000 are reported to be gang members.
9. Oakland, California
The economy in Oakland is strong with a good median household income. ($51,683.) However, home to around 50 gangs and a high violent crime rate, Oakland also suffers from high traffic congestion and poor air quality. 190% worse than the national average.
8. New Orleans, Louisiana
The “murder capital of the country, also has one of the worst toxic-substance records. New Orleans has still not recovered from Hurricane Katrina, and was ranked number two in “America’s Dirtiest Cities.”
7. Birmingham, Alabama
27.3% of residents live below the poverty line. Out of every 100,000 residents, 1400 are victims of violent crimes due to the prominent drug trade and high poverty rate.
6. Stockton, California
In 2012, the city filed for bankruptcy. Forbes voted Stockton as one of the most dangerous cities in America due to its high crime rates with over 20,000 violent and property crimes committed last year.
5. Memphis, Tennessee
Memphis is the largest city on the Mississippi River with over 20% of its inhabitants living below the poverty line. In Memphis you stand a 1 in 12 chance of being a victim of crime.
4. New Haven, Connecticut
Home of Yale University, the surrounding areas of New Haven are impoverished and crime ridden. Nearly 68 crimes occur annually for every 1,000 residents.
3. Cleveland, Ohio
Aside from being one of the most corrupt cities in the country, Cleveland also has harsh weather conditions, with an average of 60 inches of snowfall each year.
2. Detroit, Michigan
The city is suffering from urban decay with over 32% of residents living below the national poverty line. According to FBI Reports, Detroit has the highest rate of violent crime of any city over 200,000.
1. Camden, New Jersey
Camden has been on Forbes’ list of “America’s Most Miserable Cities” for years. Riddled with urban decay and political corruption, over 42% of its residents live below the poverty line. It also has 560% more crime than the national average.
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Top 11. Best Tourist Attractions in Concord, New Hampshire
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Top 11. Best Tourist Attractions in Concord, New Hampshire: New Hampshire State House, Red River Theatres, Capitol Center for the Arts, Carter Hill Orchard, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Susan N. McLane Audubon Center and Silk Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Pierce Manse, New Hampshire Historical Society, President Franklin Pierce Tomb, Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, Daniel Webster Statue
Boston's Neighborhoods: Beacon Hill
- An historic, even iconic neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, Beacon Hill is a neighborhood of Federal style rowhouses and is widely known for it's narrow streets, gas lights, brick sidewalks and village like atmosphere. With it's ivy covered fences and lovely gardens, it is widely regarded as one of the most desirable and expensive neighborhoods in Boston.
Named for the location of a former beacon atop the highest point in central Boston, the hill and two nearby hills were substantially reduced in height to allow the development of housing in the area. The entire hill was once owned by William Blaxton, the first European settler of Boston; from 1625 to 1635. He eventually sold his land to the Puritans
Located just north of the Boston Common and Public Garden, Beacon Hill is bounded by the Charles River, Beacon Street and Cambridge Street.
A new station of the MBTA Red Line anchors the north end of the neighborhood, and provides easy commuting options to anywhere in the city and beyond - the perfect neighborhood for those without an automobile.
The Gold leaf of the Massachusetts State House Rotunda adorns the hill and shines across the Common. The lively sport of Massachusetts politics is acted out on the grounds of the State House on a regular basis.
Across from the State House, the Boston Common Frog Pond is a joyful jewel in this historic park. As a reflection and wading pool in the warmer months with a nearby cafe and playground, it transforms into beautiful skating rink during the winter.
Beacon Hill is also home to the real live Cheers bar of TV fame as well as numerous shops, restaurants, professional services, antique shops, apparel stores and boutiques, which dot Charles Street. No WalMarts or Dunkin' Donuts here - Charles Street is filled with unique one of a kind shops and restaurants. These businesses take personal pride in their offerings, with a wide array of food, unusual gifts, apparel and antiques from all over the world. Best of all, you'll very likely be greeted by the store owner for that personal touch! Gary Drug is one of the few independent pharmacies left in America! Whether you need a grocery store, shoe store, or hardware store - it's all within walking distance if you live in Beacon Hill.
For its rich heritage, inimitable architecture and its crucial role in the abolitionist movement, the neighborhood was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962.
Beacon Hill has been home to many past and present notable residents over the years, including statesmen John Hancock and Daniel Webster; writers Louisa May Alcott, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. and Michael Crichton; senators Henry Cabot Lodge, Charles Sumner, Edward Kennedy and John Kerry; poets Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost, Julia Ward Howe, and Anne Sexton; Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.; painters John Singleton Copley and Chester Harding; and actors Edwin Booth and Uma Thurman.
Beacon Hill is home to a wide variety of residential styles. A great place for families, this historic neighborhood offers a blend of classic Boston architecture and expansive green space.
Current housing in Beacon Hill runs the gamut from tiny studio apartments, to grand, single family residences. With the earliest houses dating back to the late 1700s, and new condominiums such as the Tudor, 34.5 Beacon, 50 Beacon and The Amory, and 96 Beacon which offer modern, luxury amenities (some are doorman buildings) along with restored period detail and oftentimes with beautiful views of the Common and the Garden, there is something for everyone in Beacon Hill.
The holidays are an especially beautiful time in Beacon Hill. In fact, it feels like you just went back to a quieter time - before shopping malls, cars, and the hustle and bustle. The annual holiday stroll draws people from all over the area.
Beautiful Acorn Street is often mentioned as one of the most picturesque (and most frequently photographed) street in the United States. Interesting architectural details, brick row houses with colorful doors, creative door knockers, decorative ironwork, brick sidewalks, narrow streets and real gas lamps make Beacon Hill a feast for the eyes.
Once you visit Beacon Hill, you'll see why many find that just living here to be the best attraction of them all!
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Captains Bounty On The Beach - Rockport MA Oceanfront Lodging
Captain’s Bounty On The Beach is your perfect getaway and destination vacation place! We are located directly on the Atlantic Ocean at beautiful Front Beach in Rockport, Massachusetts. All rooms face directly towards Sandy Bay harbor and Front Beach which is wonderful for sun-bathing, swimming and pure relaxation. Around the corner is Main Street, which brims with art galleries, gift shops, restaurants and ice-cream shops. At the Captain’s Bounty, you are located in the center of one of the most beautiful and peaceful small towns in all of New England.
As of 2015, the Captain’s Bounty is under new ownership. The property has been given a “face-lift” inside and out. Each room has a private beachfront deck, which delivers breathtaking views, magical sunrises and great people watching. There are 24 guest rooms, including 9 fully furnished efficiencies and a pet friendly 1st floor. All are equipped with full bath, refrigerator, air conditioner, microwave, hair-dryer, WiFi, coffee pot, and cable TV.
One car convenient parking per room is included. You may choose rooms with a King, Queen, or two full beds. The efficiency suites contain two full beds and either a sofa-bed or a trundle-bed which will sleep up to 6. We look forward to your stay with us as we know it will be magical.
Watertown, NY - Top 10 Reasons to Visit - Holiday Inn Express & Suites Watertown, NY Hotel
Top 10 Reasons to visit Watertown, New York. Presented by the Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel in Watertown, NY. Hotels in Watertown, NY Hotel near Watertown, NY Hotel Watertown, NY hiexpress.com/watertownny
Thomas Circle - Washington DC, Night View
Thomas Circle - Washington DC, Night View (February 2012)
Statue of General George Henry Thomas
National City Christian Church
Thomas Circle is a traffic circle in Northwest Washington DC, United States at the junction of Massachusetts Avenue, Vermont Avenue, 14th Street, and M Street NW.
Welcome to Little India!! –Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
This video shows Little India (also known as Little Bombay or India Square) while driving, and then at the end, while walking. This Neighborhood is located in Newark Avenue (between Tonnelle Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard), and is part of the Journal Square district, in Jersey City, New Jersey, United States, and is part of the New York City Metropolitan Area. India Square is home of several stores and restaurants and is only two blocks of a major transportation hub in Journal Square that has several trains and buses, and is a very busy area. Little India is home of the largest concentration of Asian Indians in the Western Hemisphere. Enjoy the video!
Holiday Inn Princeton, Princeton, New Jersey - United States (US)
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Holiday Inn Princeton, Princeton, New Jersey - United States (US)
Location.Holiday Inn Princeton is located in Princeton, close to Herrontown Woods Arboretum, Palmer Stadium, and Princeton University Stadium. Additional area points of interest include Princeton University and Princeton Public Library.Hotel Features.Holiday Inn Princeton features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This 3.0-star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and audio-visual equipment. High-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Princeton property has event space consisting of banquet facilities and conference/meeting rooms. The property has a roundtrip airport shuttle, which is complimentary. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities.Guestrooms.185 guestrooms at Holiday Inn Princeton feature hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available. In addition to direct-dial phones, guestrooms offer free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake-up calls.Notifications and Fees:The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out. Pet fee: US$ 50 per stayThe above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed. Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Room Service, Restaurant, Pet Friendly, Disabled Access, Air Conditioned, Non-Smoking Rooms, Cable / Satellite TV, In Room Movies, Coffee / Tea Maker, Hair Dryer, TV, Disabled Accessible Rooms, Disabled Parking, Wheel Chair Access, Shower, Ice Machine, Family Room
Fitness Room/Gym, Swimming pool, Tennis Courts, Fitness Facilities, Jacuzzi, Pool Outdoor, Games Available
Business Center, Concierge, Elevator / Lift, Dry Cleaning, Housekeeping, Banquet Facilities, Conference Room(s), Safe-Deposit Box, ATM / Cash Machine, Secretarial Service, Meeting Rooms, Laundry service, Shops, Photocopier, Desk, Direct dial phone, Facsimile, Audio/Visual Equipment, Luggage Storage, Shops in Hotel, Express Check-In/Check-Out
High-speed Internet is available at this hotel. Wireless internet on site.
The hotel has free parking.
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The following questions have been answered for you by Holiday Inn Princeton... What are your breakfast options?We have a full American hot breakfast buffet which runs from 7:00am-10:00am on weekends, and 6:30am-10:00am on weekdays. We also offer items a la carte. What transport is available to get around?We have a complimentary shuttle that services locations within a ten-mile radius. We work with a Shuttle company called State Shuttle for transportation to and from the airports. What can I do nearby?Sesame Place, Six Flags, Historic Princeton, Princeton University, Mercer County Waterpark, Sun National Bank Center, NJ State Museum. Do you have internet?Yes, we offer complimentary wireless throughout the hotel. Do you provide parking?Yes, we have complimentary parking on-site.
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Scenic drive from Miami to Key West, Florida, USA
We decided to take a day trip down to the southernmost point in mainland United States, Key West.
The drive takes you along Highway 1 Overseas Highway and passes through some 40+ islands before reaching Key West. Journey time from Miami to Key West is approximately 4 hours, but you pass through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.
The Overseas Highway is a single lane Highway which passes over on one side, the Atlantic Ocean and on the other side, the Gulf of Mexico.
You basically cross from Mainland Florida and into the Caribbean without flying and the transition happens within minutes of starting the journey over the Overseas Highway. You see the sea turn all different shades of blue and all the way to an emerald colour.
This is the full journey from the Florida Turnpike all the way to Duval Street in the centre of Key West.
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