Guide to Amherst/UMass
UMass Recreation Center: Visitors to UMass can purchase a day pass to the UMass Recreation Center for $10 a day. Passes are sold at the front desk (Cash, Credit or Check is accepted.)
The Body Shop: Located near the North Residential Halls this fitness center is run by the department of Kinesiology. A one day pass is $4.
Wireless internet access is available throughout UMass Campus. You will be able to obtain a wireless pass at your workshop registration or at your hotel/dorm reception.
During the Summer UMass has several dining options available on campus. Click on the links below for hours and menu's:
AMHERST AREA GUIDE
For a local guide to eating & things to do in Amherst Click Here
For a guide to getting around Amherst Click Here
We have several local supermarkets and a shopping mall close to Amherst. Both are accessible by PVTA buses from the university campus.
- Hampshire Mall
Target, Movie Theatres, Dicks, JC Penny & Trader Joes.
Catch Bus B43
- Campus Plaza Shopping Center
Stop & Shop, TJ Max, Dollar Store, Route 9 Diner & Package Store.
Catch Bus 37
- Big Y Shopping Center
Big Y, CVS & Dunkin Donuts.
Catch Bus B43
- Mountain Farms Mall Shopping Center
Walmart, Wholefoods, Panera Bread, Barnes & Nobles, Marshalls & Michaels.
Catch Bus 37
Here are a just a few of our favorites:
Amherst Brewing Company
10 University Drive Amherst, MA 01002
Dinner menu ranges from $7 to $15 for grill/pub food. ABC Brews its own beer on site.
Amherst Chinese Food
62 Main St, Amherst, MA 01002
Dinner menu ranges from $9.95 to $12.95 for delicious Chinese cuisine. Uses all locally grown vegetables.
31 N Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002
Menu ranges from $2 to $4 for slices of pizza. Usually standing room only, so grab a seat fast!
Baku's African Restaurant
197 N. Pleasant St., Amherst, MA, 01002
Menu is about $14 for authentic West African cuisine.
Bistro 63 at the Monkey Bar
63 North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002
Menu ranges from $15 to $23 for Choice Steaks, Chops, and Market Fresh Fish and Seafood.
178 N Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002
Dinner menu ranges from $24 to $26 for upscale French food. Bon appétit!
39 S. Main St., Amherst, MA 01002
(413) 256-0296 | Menu available @ https://www.facebook.com/Freshsideamherst
Dinner menu ranges from $4 to $7 for tea rolls. Menu also includes pastas, rice, soups and salads.
30 Boltwood Walk, Amherst, MA 01002
Dinner menu ranges from $8 to $25.
51 North Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002
Dinner menu ranges from $10 to $20 for burgers, sandwiches, and full entrees. Best known for its popovers.
24 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA
Menu available @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/High-Horse/251673314898565
Dinner menu ranges from $7 to $15 for grill/pub food. Brews its own beer on site.
La Veracruzana Mexican Restaurant
63 S Pleasant St., Amherst, MA 01002
Dinner menu ranges from $5 to 10 for authentic Mexican tacos, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and more.
383 Main Street, Amherst, MA, 01002
Dinner menu ranges from $14-25.
96 N Pleasant St # 5, Amherst, MA 01002
Dinner menu ranges from $8.50 to $11.50 for large Vietnamese noodle bowls.
Moti - Persian Mediterranean Restaurant
25 N Pleasant St Amherst, MA 01002
Dinner menu ranges from $5 to $5 for Mediterranean style food.