Springfield is well-connected to other cities in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. It is only five miles north of the Connecticut state line, and only 24 miles north of Hartford. There are several major roadways running in and out of the city that will link with popular destinations in both states. The I-91 will bring you south to Hartford, New Haven and West Haven. If heading to Boston you can do so on the I-90, also known as the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Regardless of your length of stay or reason for your visit, a rental car in Springfield will let you freely and conveniently move about the city. Springfield, situated in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts, is the largest city on the Connecticut River. The city is divided into 17 different neighborhoods, each with its own charms. If you have the time visit the expansive Forest Park, one of the largest urban parks in the US, which was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. You can also take your rent a car to check out the Quadrangle a cluster of cultural institutions and museums. The Basketball Hall of Fame is another main attraction as well as the largest amusement park in the region, Sixt Flags New England, just a couple of miles from the city. When you are ready to venture further afield you can hit the road with your car rental in Springfield for an adventure along the Mohawk Trail, one of the most beautiful drives in Massachusetts. Follow this historic Native American route enjoying points of interest, quaint towns and stunning views of the Berkshire mountains along the way. Road trips to Boston, Hartford or along the Atlantic coast are also possible.