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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Theme Park
“Six Flags is a huge attraction with rides for all ages. It has a Halloween theme season as well. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bookstore
“The Bookmill is a sprawling bookstore built into the bones of an old mill that used to run on the river. It's littered with beautiful spots to read or work with beautiful views of the waterfall immediately next to it! There is a bar/coffee shop, high-end restaurant, music store, and art space. In the summer you can find yourself walking down to the river and dipping in your toes. One of my all time favorite places in the valley!”
  • 29 locals recommend
Museum
“Basketball started right here in Springfield - visit this 40,000 sq ft museum dedicated to everything basketball. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Sporting Goods Shop
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“Offers great adventures such as rafting and zip lines. They have a shop in Wilmington.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Museum
“Fabulous, world class, art museum. Intimate size makes it easy to see all of the galleries in an hour or two.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Garden
“A massive indoor botanical garden jam-packed with butterflies! It's a great place to visit year-round, especially in the winter. Only 13 minutes!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Support your local independent theater! They often are showing limited release and art films. A great spot to see high quality cinema!”
  • 27 locals recommend
Ski Area
“This is a local mountain resort, popular for its skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, mountain bike park, white water rafting, zip line canopy tours, mountain coaster, and aerial adventure park. There is something for all ages and abilities, throughout the year.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Museum
“Check out an entire town of original Colonial homes going back to before the founding of the USA! You must check out the historic walking tours of the homes. Stop for a meal at Champney's tavern in the center of town to round out your trip! This quaint town is also home to the Deerfield Academy and Eaglebrook. It's a short 15 minute drive.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Garden
“The Bridge of Flowers is one of my most favorite places. Incredible flowers garden line the bridge. A must see. Shelburne Falls is a great town with great restaurants, shops, galleries and the pot holes.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Indoor, downtown shopping center. Pressed tin ceilings and hardwood floors. Thornes has an interesting variety of stores and restaurants. Especially nice during the winter months! Connecting, covered walkway from the parking garage.”
  • 17 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Emily Dickinson Museum is a historic house museum consisting of two houses: the Dickinson Homestead and the Evergreens. The Dickinson Homestead was the birthplace and home from 1855–1886 of 19th-century American poet Emily Dickinson, whose poems were discovered in her bedroom there after her death.”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is our favorite restaurant! Get there early, 5pm, or arrive later, because you can be waiting up to an hour for a table, but it’s worth it. The food is amazingly delicious and the service is the best. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Park
“Expansive park with multiple playgrounds, small petting zoo, athletic fields. Mini train rides, peddle boats, mini golf, spray park and snack bar open in season. Small entry fee per vehicle. Fee for most activities. Playgrounds, zoo and spray park no additional charge.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“It's just as it sounds, a bar in a tunnel. Funky, upscale bar with leather easy chairs.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Lively bar with good beer and decent food. Great, rooftop bar and dining area in season. Don't miss the Irish Session every Sunday from 5-8pm.”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“This is our favorite restaurant! Get there early, 5pm, or arrive later, because you can be waiting up to an hour for a table, but it’s worth it. The food is amazingly delicious and the service is the best. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Brewery
“Lively bar with good beer and decent food. Great, rooftop bar and dining area in season. Don't miss the Irish Session every Sunday from 5-8pm.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“Paul & Elizabeth's won the Valley Advocate’s award for best vegetarian restaurant in the valley for 2019! ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great spot for breakfast or lunch after visiting Chapel Falls. In lovely village of Ashfield. Afterwards take a short walk to the Hardware store. Which is so much more than a hardware store. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
“The Blue Rock Restaurant & Bar is a wonderful upscale restaurant with a porch for dining or drinks, cool bar, and innovative cuisine featuring food from local farms and purveyors. There are delicious food items for every taste, including gluten free options. Entrees range from $14-$24, but you can order a grilled cheese sandwich or burger for less. Reservations recommended.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cafe
“ Now my fave coffee hangout - great friendly service, solid free wireless, food (love the savory grilled cheese), lots of places to sit with friends. Cheap beer and wine too. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is a great little pub that has fresh, seasonable, mostly organic-focused food and a nice selection of their own beers. It has a nice vibe, casual and I’m serious when I say I have never had a bad meal there! I have been there (not kidding) over a hundred times and still enjoy going. Very reasonable prices.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Pizza! Great for kids, See a movie afterwards at the cinema or hawks and reed for live music.”
  • 13 locals recommend

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