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Amherst (Massachusetts)

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Budget
I-91 is the main north-south artery through the Pioneer Valley area, providing access to Route 9 for drivers approaching from Northern New England or Connecticut and New York City.
 
Please look out for drunk drivers during the nights after college students are finishing their parties!
===By bus===
*'''Peter Pan''', 79 South Pleasant Street, Phone: ''+1'' 413-256-0431. Buses can take you to [[Springfield (Massachusetts)|Springfield]], [[Hartford]], [[New York City]], or further.
*'''Megabus''', [http://wwwus.megabus.com]. Service from [[New York City]], [[Hartford]], and [[Burlington (Vermont)|Burlington]]. Buses arrive and depart at the Hampshire Mall Shopping Center in the parking lot between the Cinemark and the rear of Target; from the mall you can catch the PVTA Blue 43 bus route to get into town. Fares from $1 and up.
===By air===
===By train===
*'''Amtrak''', 13 Railroad Street, toll free: 1-800-872-7245, [http://www.amtrak.com]. provides access to the Vermonter line, which runs daily between [[Washington, D.C.]] and [[St. Albans (Vermont)|St. Albans]], in Northern Vermont. This route includes stops in [[Springfield (Massachusetts)|Springfield]], [[Hartford]], [[New York City]], and [[Philadelphia]], among other locations. Much more frequent service is available from nearby Springfield.
==See==
*'''Mullins Center''', 200 Commonwealth Ave., Phone: ''+1'' 413-545-3001, [http://www.mullinscenter.com]. The Mullins Center is home to UMass Athletics as well as the latest rock and pop bands who frequently make this center a stop on their nationwide tours. There is also a public skating rink as a fun alternative. Just make sure to check their schedule as the rink hours are pretty irregular.
*'''The Norwottuck Rail Trail''', [http://www.hadleyonline.com/railtrail/]. Scenic ten mile paved trail passing through the towns of Amherst, Hadley, and Northampton. Great for biking, jogging, roller blading, or just walking along. There are many places to get on and it's a great way to spend the day with your family, friends, or even on your own, with rest places and picnic tables along the way. There is also an extension now that you can get on in Northampton, pick up your bike and go over the railroad tracks, that takes you to Look Park[http://www.lookpark.org] in Florence.
*'''Self-guided Cellphone Tour of Simple Gifts Organic Farm''', 1089 North Pleasant, St. [http://justfoodnowwma.wordpress.com/2012/05/31/nacf_tour/]. Visitors to the Simple Gifts Farm in North Amherst, MA can now use their cellphones to take self-guided tours that explain what’s happening at 15 stops around the 32-acre farm. Stops include information on the organic vegetable, livestock including chickens, cattle, pigs, and sheep, as well as farm history and ecology. Maps are available at the top of the parking lot.
==Buy==
===Budget===
*'''Antonio's''', 31 North Pleasant St., Phone: ''+1'' 413-253-0808. Open daily until 1AM, weekends until 2AM. An Amherst icon serving pizza by the slice. Their cheese pizza is OK but people really come here for their specialty slices such as their world-renown chicken blue cheese bacon ranch (white pizza topped with buffalo chicken dubbed "CBR," call it this and blue cheeserisk being mistaken for an Amherst native), quesadilla (chicken, cheese, and pico de gallo topped with tortilla chips), and steak burrito (steak, rice, and beans). Many vegetarian slices too. $3 a slice.
*'''Bueno y Sano''', Boltwood Walk, Phone: ''+1'' 413-253-4000. Giant burritos made from fresh ingredients. Tacos and quesadillas are also on the menu, but the burrito will run you about $6 and you won't be hungry afterwards.
*'''The Hangar''', 55 University Dr., Phone: ''+1'' 413-549-9461, [http://www.wingsover.com/]. Open daily 11:30AM until 1AM. This place makes chicken wings as an art form. You can get boneless or traditional wings in aptly named sizes such as "747" or "DC-10". Their buffalo sauce has five levels of intensity but their other flavors, such as honey barbecue and teriyaki, are great too. There are an insane number of beers on tap, and you can get delivery too (wings, not beer). Their delivery business is named Wings (549-9464). $5-$10.
*'''The Black Walnut Inn''', 1184 North Pleasant Street, Phone: 413-549-5649, Fax: 413-549-5149, [http://www.blackwalnutinn.com]. 10 rooms.
*'''The Lord Jeffery Inn''', 30 Boltwood Avenue, Phone: ''+1'' 413-253-2576, Fax: ''+1'' 413-256-6152. Forty rooms and eight suites. Dining on the premises. $79-$239. Currently Closed for major renovations and restorations [http://www.lordjefferyinn.com/]. Owned by Amherst College.
*'''Emily's Amherst Bed & Breakfast''', 71 North Prospect St, Phone: ''+1'' 413-549-0733, [http://www.amherstemily.com]. Great location, close to the center of town.
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