Like many college students, I unapologetically love Target. Luckily, there is a Target located a mere 2 miles from campus so UMass students never have to live without it! If you're lucky enough to have made friends with someone who owns a car, it's a five-minute drive, but you can just as easily get there using the PVTA bus system.
The PVTA buses currently run on a 22-minute schedule and are a very convenient way of getting to the Hampshire Mall area in Hadley, where the Target is located. Just hop on Bus 43 to the Hampshire Mall stop, and you'll be there in no time! The bus drops you off next to JC Penney so you'll have a short walk to the other end of the mall to get to Target.
Along the way, you'll pass by many of the other stores and activities the Hampshire Mall has to offer. In the mall, you can find stores like American Eagle, Dick's Sporting Goods, and JoAnn Fabric and Craft. The thing that makes this mall so unique is the wide variety of activities you can pay to do while there. There is a go-kart track, a Pinz bowling alley, laser tag, and a roller skating rink. There is also a Cinemark movie theatre behind the mall that offers a student discount. With this, you only pay around $8 a ticket with proof of a valid student-ID. And don't forget $5 Tuesdays! Outside of the mall, there is a Trader Joe's.
Since the UMass campus is very close to Route 9, we have the luxury of access to many of the food and shopping places you already know and love!