If you’re looking for an unforgettable vacation this winter, western Massachusetts is the place to have it. Whether you’re looking for an adventurous outdoor activity or indoor family fun, there’s plenty to do in the area. Below are some of the best things this part of the state has to offer.
If You’re Looking For A Great Day On The Slopes, Head To Berkshire East
The vertical drop of Berkshire East is a whopping 1,180 feet, and the snow conditions are often excellent! The resort is located on the eastern side of the Berkshire Mountains, and as a result, the region receives heavy snowfall from nor’easters. The resort is located in Charlemont, Massachusetts, and it’s only around an hour away from Springfield, MA!
On average, the mountain receives 110 inches of snowfall per season. However, the amount of snow varies considerably from one season to another, but significant snowfall typically occurs from December through early March.
If skiing isn’t your thing, you can also go snow tubing! The resort also has a bar and grille, and there’s also a craft beer festival there. Not only does this festival feature local beers, but it also features ciders and mead.
Go Ice Skating At MGM Plaza
Ice skating at MGM Plaza is fun for the entire family. Located right in the heart of Springfield, there is so much more to do than just skate. There are restaurants in the plaza that provide a fine dining experience, and the plaza also has an active nightlife scene. Not only that, but there are hotels in the plaza as well, so you can make it a mini-vacation.
Interskate 91 Offers Roller Skating At The Hampshire Mall
This indoor roller skating rink offers fun for the whole family. The rink welcomes roller blades and traditional skates. You are welcome to bring your own skates or rent a pair.
Make sure you check out their activity calendar, because they often have a fun event planned for skaters! And if skating in around the rink in circles gets old, you can always take part in Laser Blast, a game of laser tag right on the skating rink!
Watch A Thunderbirds Game!
The Springfield Thunderbirds are the city’s minor league hockey team, and it’s in the Atlantic division and Eastern conference. The team’s players are from all over the world, but most of the players are from the United States and Canada.
Because the Thunderbirds are a professional hockey team, not all of their games take place at this arena. Therefore, you’ll need to check their schedule before planning your vacation if you’re interested in seeing a Thunderbirds game.
If You Want A One Of A Kind Go Kart Experience, Check Out The Autobahn Indoor Speedway
If you go to the autobahn indoor speedway, you’ll be able to race Go Karts! Getting there is quite convenient as it’s located in the Hampshire Mall. The tracks are professionally designed with an advanced safety features. The electric karts can go up to 50 MPH, giving you the feeling like you are whizzing down the autobahn in Germany.
If You’re Serious About Ice Skating Or Want To See A Hockey Game, Check Out FMC Ice Sports
Have you ever been interested in learning to play hockey yourself? If so, check out FMC ice arena to schedule lessons! In addition, there are professional hockey games at this arena, and watching one can be a once in a lifetime experience.
The arena is located in Holyoke, MA. at 575 Maple Street. If you want to go ice skating there, public skating tickets are available for $6. Skate rentals are also $6.
Pinz Bowl Offers A Great Bowling Experience
Pinz Bowl is a great bowling alley, and they offer affordable prices. Pinz is a bowling chain, and they offer many opportunities that other bowling alleys don’t. You can eat delicious restaurant food, and you’ll be able to choose from a great selection of drinks that includes craft beers.
You’ll have access to food and drinks while you’re playing, and the bowling alley offer surround sound music. Music videos are available while you’re playing as well. In addition, the bowling alley offers excellent lighting.
Take Your Kids To Bounce Trampoline
Bounce Trampoline is a large trampoline that will give your kids an unforgettable experience, and it’s a great activity for kids of all ages. They even welcome corporate groups for adults wanting to let their inner child out to play.
It’s located in Springfield, and this makes it easy to get to from the highway. Bounce Springfield is located at 1250 St. James Ave.
Billy Bees Offers One Of A Kind Entertainment For Kids
The Holyoke Mall offers fun activities for kids at Billy Beez, a jungle-themed indoor playground. There is plenty of opportunities to run, jump, bounce and climb as kids explore this play park. Billie Beez has slides, a ball pit with cannons, sports courts and a small-scale play area for mini beez. If you need to take a break from all the play, you can enjoy a slice of pizza at the Honey Café.
The All In Adventure Escape Room Offers A Unique Problem Solving Experience
This is a great activity for teens and adults who want to feel like a detective for an afternoon. At the All In Adventure Escape room at Holyoke Mall, you’ll have to find clues in order to solve the escape room puzzle. You’ll spend 50 minutes solving a puzzle by finding clues and using them to escape. There are seven rooms to choose from that have varying levels of difficulty.
Whether you want to stay indoors, during the winter, or want to brave the cold, there’s something for everyone to do this winter in Western Massachusetts!