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.
Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship is here! Anyone who follows the cruise industry can tell you the timeline between when a ship is announced to when it is open for passengers is a lengthy one, taking years and spanning different milestones. Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Encore, recently passed another major milestone when it departed Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany to sail toward its next destination, through to its recent christening and subsequent sailings.
Space tourism grew out of fantasies and unfilled promises that seemed out of reach until nearly two decades ago. In 2001, American businessman Dennis Tito spent $20 million for almost eight days with the Russian spacecraft that orbited Earth 128 times. Other million-dollar space rides followed with wealthy space tourists over the years. But will space tourism ever become more accessible, or will it always remain a bucket list adventure for the elite?
Turkey is a staple dish of the holiday season. Almost all families already had their share of turkey dinner on Thanksgiving, but, if you are like my family, you get to enjoy it all over again at Christmas. Check out these tips on how to make your best turkey yet.
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