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Things to do in Worcester

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Art Gallery
“Since its founding in 1896, the Worcester Art Museum has assembled a collection of 38,000 objects: from the ancient Near East and Asia, to European and American paintings and sculptures, and continuing with works by contemporary artists from around the world. WAM has a history of making large scale acquisitions, such as its Medieval Chapter House, the Worcester Hunt Mosaic, its 15th-century Spanish ceiling, and the Flemish Last Judgment tapestry. In 2013, the Museum acquired the Higgins Armory Collection.”
  • 21 locals recommend
School
“The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States was originally built in 1904 as the Franklin Square Theatre regularly scheduling burlesque shows, Broadway touring shows and headline acts transitioning to showing silent films by 1912 when vaudeville magnate Sylvester Poli purchased the theatre from the estate of Pauline L. Taylor.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Nice range of science/nature exploration for children - bubbles, tornado machine, dinosaur bones, music station some live animals. Planetarium and kiddie-train. Kids can climbropes and a jungle gym.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Seafood, sushi & raw bar items paired with an extensive wine list at this longtime elegant eatery.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
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“Cozy hub with WiFi offering casual eats by day & live music, wine & an expanded menu at night.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Concert Hall
“Beautiful. An absolute must if you can. Even if just to tour the building is wonderful. Perfect acoustics and comfortable seating and easy access to all services. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
University
“If you are visiting a student and don't want to stay in a hotel, perhaps you'd consider 5 East Kendall as an option.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Library
“Located in downtown was founded on 1875. The scope of their collection ranges from colonial to twentieth century. Learn there about artist Harvey Ball, born and raise in Worcester, he create the smile face :)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Anything you need is 10 minutes away. White City is a good base of operations for food, restaurants, etc”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Another great place in Worcester, MA. If you enjoy Spanish tapas and wine then check this place out! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
“BirchTree has an assortment of delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. It is about 1.2 miles from the townhouse.”
  • 8 locals recommend
University
“If you are visiting a student and don't want to stay in a hotel, perhaps you'd consider 5 East Kendall as an option.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Craft beers accompany upscale comfort food in a hip, cozy space with a brick backdrop. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Historic park, the land park resides on was purchased in 1854, market one of the first public purchases of land intended for use as a municipal park in the USA.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Spectacular waterfall in early spring and great hiking/mountain biking trails. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Seafood, sushi & raw bar items paired with an extensive wine list at this longtime elegant eatery.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Cozy hub with WiFi offering casual eats by day & live music, wine & an expanded menu at night.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Another great place in Worcester, MA. If you enjoy Spanish tapas and wine then check this place out! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Craft beers accompany upscale comfort food in a hip, cozy space with a brick backdrop. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The freshest and tastiest sushi around, voted Worcester's best Asian cuisine restaurant and is also a New York Times U.S. top 100 restaurant. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“This place is great because it's a non-profit and the money goes to help people to get them out of drugs”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“This Worcester institution has a large menu, good bar, and friendly service”
  • 5 locals recommend

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