Worcester is the second largest city in New England with a total population of more than 180,000 people. The City is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth owing to its location in the central part of the state. So get on a 49-passenger bus rental in Worcester and see the sights here!
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When in Worcester, do not make the mistake of mispronouncing the name of the city. Local residents pronounce it as WIS-tah or WOOS-tah. Different cultures harmoniously co-exist here but there are places where a certain culture dominates, such as Shrewsbury Street, which is known as Little Italy; Union Hill, which is largely Jewish; Quinsigamond Village and Kelly Square, which have largely Swedish, Irish and Polish influences.
Worcester Art Museum (Worcester, MA 01609) was established at the turn of the 20th century. It is the main museum of the city and the second biggest art museum in the whole New England, next to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. You might also want to see the Worcester Union Station, which was restored in the year 2000 and still have ancient relics on the premises. Visiting Worcester in September or December? Then you simply must attend the stART art festivals!
Music lovers would appreciate Mechanics Hall not only for its Renaissance Revival architecture, but also for being one of the top concert halls in Europe and North America. The superb acoustics of this concert hall would attract the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Enrico Caruso, Mel Torme and Yo Yo Ma. Or if you are here in the summer, you can catch the Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra at the Tuckerman Hall or the free concerts at Institute Park.
Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts is where you go to watch nationally known performers, touring Broadway shows and local performers as well. Meanwhile Arts Worcester regularly exhibits the works of local artists.
Lastly, Worcester has one more notable festival you should not miss. First Night Worcester helps you welcome the new year with fireworks, parades, international cuisines and cultural events!
Located at the Beechwood Hotel, Ceres Bistro uses only the freshest ingredients available. The changing menu has some of the best food you would ever eat in the city.
Other great places to try out:
For some shopping fun, check out the malls or just go to the finest local stores, such as Haberdash Vintage, the first mobile vintage store here, and Tatnuck Jewelers (Worcester, MA 01602).
DCU Center (Worcester, MA 01608) is the home of the American Hockey League's Worcester Sharks, while the Worcester Tornadoes used to play at the Hanover Insurance Park at Fitton Field.
On the other hand, if you want to play a round of golf, there is the Worcester Country Club (Worcester, MA 01606), where the first official Ryder Cup tournament, the 1925 US Open, and the 1960 US Women's open were all played. Other courses you could try out are Tatnuck Country Club and Green Hill Golf Course.
As far as historic buildings and sites go, there is no shortage of that in the city.
Some notable 19th century buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including:
For a more in-depth look at the city's history, checkout Worcester Historical Museum, the American Antiquarian Society, and the Worcester Memorial Auditorium (both in Worcester, MA 01609).
The Turtle Boy Statue is a famous landmark here, as well as two state war memorials: Massachusetts Korean War Memorial (Worcester, MA 01608), and the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Worcester, MA 01605).
With more than 1,200 publicly owned land, Worcester has a lot of greenspace that you could enjoy. Visit Frederick Law Olmsted's Elm Park and the City Hall Common, which are both on the National Register of Historic Places.
You could also go to the Green Hill Park (Worcester, MA 01605) and other notable parks in the city, which include:
A long narrow lake, Lake Quinsigamond, has proven to be a great place to row. It is still the site of the Eastern Sprints, a premier rowing event in the country.