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Enjoy the Outdoors and the Arts via a Bus Rental in Holyoke

Visit the Paper City on a bus rental in Holyoke.

With more than 40,000 people, Holyoke is close to Springfield. Its proximity to a major city makes it a good idea for a day trip. So get on a bus rental in Holyoke and see the sights and attractions here.

A bus rental in Holyoke can take you to every place you want.

Be sure to get a bus rental in Holyoke when you do visit the city. It is the most convenient way to shuttle a group of people from one venue to another so that you do not have to waste time waiting for everybody to arrive. Now where can you go? How about:

Arts & Culture

Holyoke is home to a community of local artists that have revitalized the city's art and culture scene.

Check out the Canal Gallery, which is housed inside an old paper mill, and which regularly holds exhibits that feature the works of local artists. You could also see member artists at work here.

There are organizations that teach art and crafts, and most of these places have their own galleries to showcase student works and other works of art. Check out:

  • Art At Work
  • The Holyoke Creative Arts Center
  • The Guilded Brick
  • The Gateway City Arts
  • Holyoke Point of View

For the kids, you can take them to Children's Museum at Holyoke, where they can learn more about science and art through the museum's interactive exhibits.

Events. With a lot of Irish immigrants calling Holyoke home, the city has the second biggest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the country. The parade draws around 400,000 people every year. Aside from that, the city also holds a Puerto Rican Day Parade and the Gay Pride Month celebrations.

Others. A trip to Holyoke would be made even more fun when you catch a performance from Wire Monkey Dance where you get multimedia and death-defying performances.

Restaurants & Shopping

While in the city, go for a micro-brew at the Paper City Brewery, or check out the following restaurants in the city:

  • Capri Pizza
  • El Rincon Boricua
  • Fernandez Family Restaurant
  • Friendly's
  • Holyoke Pizza
  • JP's Restaurant & Sports Bar
  • Log Cabin
  • Nick's Nest
  • Pat's Fine Foods
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
  • Susan's Café
  • The Ninety Nine Restaurant
  • Tnt Pizza

Shopping is also a great activity here in Holyoke. Check out the Holyoke Mall at Ingleside, a 1.6 million square feet shopping mall that has close to 200 stores. The Holyoke Mall also boasts a uniquely beautiful architecture. You could also go to Open Square, a mixed use event space that also has retail outlets.

Further, there is Nuestras Raíces where the residents do the farming making it a sustainable farm. They have a farmers market where you could buy the freshest produce.

Golf Courses & Sports Venues

Holyoke is the birthplace of volleyball, so it is wonder that it has the Volleyball Hall of Fame? The museum pays tribute to the individuals, officials, players and officials who have made an impact to the game. Get to know the game through their exhibits.

You should also catch a Holyoke Blue Sox game at the Mackenzie Stadium. The stadium is also used by Elms College Blazers and can hold 4,100 people. Or you could go to the John Young Field, a softball diamond that has seen a lot of events and games.

Or you could go to Roberts' Field Sports Complex.

For a great round of golf, go to Holyoke Country Club and Wyckoff Country Club. Or perhaps try out glow-in-the-dark golf at Glow Golf.

Historical Sites & Landmarks

If you want to know more about the history of the city, then check out the Wistariahurst Museum. The museum has exhibits and events that allow visitors to appreciate the city's history, all housed in the former home of prominent silk manufacturer William Skinner. You can see the original decors of the house, including the woodwork, the wall coverings, columns, as well as some items from the museum's permanent collection, including paintings, textiles, manuscripts and other artefacts.

Another idea is to check out the places that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places in the city:

  • Caledonia Building
  • Clovis Robert Block
  • Friedrich Block
  • Hadley Falls Company Housing District
  • Hampden Park Historic District
  • Holyoke Canal System
  • Holyoke City Hall
  • Maplewood Hotel
  • North High Street Historic District
  • Prospect Park

Parks & Outdoor Activities

Holyoke, Parks & Outdoor Activities

You can go to Mount Tom where you can find the 180-kilometer Metacomet-Monadnock Trail and other short trails in the area. You can also go biking, running, mountain biking here as well as ski touring and cross country skiing in the winter. You can also go to East Mountain where you can go hiking, cross country skiing, fishing, snowshoeing, hunting and mountain biking. East Mountain also gives you great views of the city.

Another place you could visit is the Holyoke Heritage State Park, where you could have a picnic while watching the view of the city, the mill buildings and the canals. You could also find other attractions here such as the visitors center, and the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, which is a historic carousel.

Parks maintained by the city include:

  • Anniversary Field is where you can play football and baseball fields as well as winter sledding.
  • Avery Field, which has a diamond, swings, benches, play structures, half basketball courts.
  • Bennett Field where you can play baseball, soccer, basketball. You can also go walking here.
  • Crosier Field is one of the most famous recreational park in the city where you can find three diamonds, five tennis courts, two soccer fields, a field hockey facility and others.
  • Ingleside Playground is great for toddlers.
  • Kennedy Park has a play area for the kids, a baseball diamond, and a soccer field.
  • Pina Park has a water spray area and play structures for kids.
  • Veteran's Park has the Female Liberty monument, as well as memorials to the Korean War veterans, the Vietnam War veterans and World War II memorials.

Aside from these park, you can also go to:

  • Bonin Field
  • Community Field
  • Ely Court
  • Gloutak Park
  • Gramps Park
  • Hamilton Street Park
  • Jones Point Park
  • Kenney Field
  • Kosciuszko Park
  • Laurel Park
  • Mackenzie Field
  • Mayer Field
  • McNally Field
  • McNulty Park
  • Mitchell Field
  • Morgan Street Park
  • Peasants Park
  • Pulaski Park
  • Rohan Park
  • Roland Pouliot Pool
  • Roosevelt Park
  • Sheard Park
  • Soucey Park
  • Springdale Park
  • Sullivan School
  • Valley Arena Park
  • Ward Two Park

Other Points of Interest

Holyoke, Other Points of Interest

Check out the Dinosaur Footprints Reservation, where you could see carefully preserved prehistoric dinosaur footprints, along with fossils of other ancient animals and plants.

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