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Under $100: Springfield, Massachusetts

by Katie Skrzek

Nov 12, 2019

The Dr. Seuss National Sculpture Garden, Springfield, Massachusetts © Robert Gray | Flickr

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Located in western Massachusetts, Springfield is home to many popular attractions. See the city on less than $100 a day.

 

Stop by Felix’s Breakfast and Sandwich Shop for a quick breakfast. Choose from breakfast sandwiches and platters including omelets and waffles. Sandwiches start at $3.89. Visit the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The hall of fame and museum features exhibits promoting and preserving the history of basketball. Adult admission costs $25. Discounts are available for military, first responders, Massachusetts teachers and AAA members. Swing by Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. Located outside of the Dr. Seuss Museum, the garden features more than 30 bronze statues of famous characters like the Lorax and the Grinch. Entrance to the garden is free.

 

Have lunch at Storrowton Tavern. The Springfield institution has served hearty New England fare for more than 40 years. Lunch entrées, including Yankee pot roast and fish and chips, range about $7.50–20. After lunch spend some time exploring Storrowton Village. The recreated village brings visitors back to 18th- and 19th-century New England. Stroll through the shops and check the calendar for events during your visit.

 

Enjoy dinner with some live music at Theodore’s Blues, Booze and BBQ. The restaurant and music venue serves up barbecue classics alongside nightly live music. Barbecue entrées start at $12.99 and sandwiches at $8.99.

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