Area Attractions & Restaurants


Springfield is the center of one of the most culturally rich and historic areas in the country as well as the gateway to the attractions of New England, making it an ideal setting for your event. Start your experience right at MassMutual Center, where the 8,000-seat arena is the site of concerts, family shows and sporting events. Restaurants of every category abound, both close to the convention center and across the area. The historical, cultural and entertainment options are rich and varied — everything from world-class MGM Springfield resort-casino, numerous colleges, art exhibits, the Dr. Seuss and Basketball Hall of Fame Museums, Springfield’s CityStage and Symphony Hall, Six Flags New England, antique shows, outlet malls and more.


From extraordinary fine dining to classic local and ethnic cuisine, Greater Springfield offers a variety of dining options and possibilities for your attendees. There are hundreds of area restaurants serving everything from traditional New England fare to steakhouses, bistros, and virtually every category of international food—most just steps or minutes away from MassMutual Center. For lively nightlife, downtown Springfield’s entertainment district features more than 60 of the city’s hottest restaurants and nightclubs, and just a short ride away is the college town dining and nightlife scene in Amherst and Northampton.

​MGM Springfield Dining Options

The Chandler Steakhouse

Aged-cuts of meat, fine wine, and sophisticated atmosphere. 

Cal Mare

Southern Coastal Italian from Chef Michael Mina. 

TAP Sports Bar

Fan-favorite food and an extensive beer selection. 

South End Market

An open environment featuring a taste for everyone. 

​Other Nearby Dining Options