Seated on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River, Springfield is the third-largest city in Massachusetts and the fourth-largest in New England. Responsible for plenty of American innovation—and the birthplace of basketball—it’s no wonder Springfield is dubbed “The City of Firsts.”
In addition to affordable, beautiful Victorian architecture and excellent school systems, Springfield houses plenty of current medical innovation, making it a wonderful place for providers to both practice medicine and settle down. Below, we’ve compiled a list of Springfield’s best restaurants and attractions, and hope you check them out when you explore current opportunities for permanent placement.
Top 5 Dining
Theodores’ BBQ – Voted “Best Blues Club in the Country” by none other than the Blues Foundation, this funky BBQ joint displays quirky décor and hosts national and local blues acts. Plus, their brisket is unparalleled!
Red Rose Pizzeria – Family-owned by a brother-sister pair, Red Rose offers a cozy dining experience. This down-to-earth pizzeria serves delicious, fresh Neapolitan fare with 200-pound batches of homemade dough created throughout the day.
Chef Wayne’s Big Mamou – Chef Wayne has 20 years of experience cooking classic Cajun and Creole favorites in this informal restaurant. You don’t want to miss the authentic flavors and upbeat dining experience!
Pho Saigon Restaurant – This is the Pioneer Valley’s premier Vietnamese restaurant dedicated to perfectly marrying the intricate flavors with a wonderfully relaxed setting.
Adolfo’s Italian Restaurant – Joe, the executive chef, takes the cuisine and culture to the next level with a delicious Italian menu and an extensive list of perfectly paired wines.
Top 5 Attractions
Six Flags New England – Springfield is home of the largest family theme park in New England, featuring eight “megacoasters” and a 500,000-gallon wave pool!
Springfield Museums – Located downtown, the Springfield Museums offer access to five world-class museums: George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield Science Museum, Michele and Donald D’Amou Museum of Fine Arts, Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield History, the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum, and the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden. All can be visited under a single admission.
Basketball Hall of Fame – Enjoy 40,000 square feet of basketball history, complete with interactive exhibits, skills challenges, live clinics, shooting contests, and events!
Springfield Armory National Historic Site – Western Massachusetts commemorates the nation’s first armory by preserving and interpreting the world’s largest historic U.S. military small arms collection, historic archives, buildings, and landscapes right here in Springfield.
Robinson State Park – Take a break from the museums to explore the outdoors. Enjoy 20 miles of trails and paved roads for hiking, cycling, and cross-country skiing. Or picnic, canoe, and fish by the beautiful pond. You might even catch a glimpse of the rare dragonflies and turtles!
Interested in learning more about permanent opportunities in Springfield, MA? Contact Optimum Permanent Placement Services at 603.816.9070 to connect with a knowledgeable recruiter, and check out our blog for the latest news and other helpful information.