Worcester Travel Guide

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Worcester Highlights

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     Good place where every one was friendly 

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     Make sure you stay in the good part of town. 

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     Great place to go to do stuff, live and be merry. 

Worcester Things to Do

  • Worcester Art Museum

    I'm surprised I haven't seen another tip on this museum here. (Unless it's here and I just haven't found it.) This is a very nice little museum with some very nice pieces in it including works by El Greco, Monet, Kandinsky and even a Rembrandt. We saw an exhibit of photographs by Stephen Shore that I found to be very interesting and their recent...

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  • Check out the Ecotarium!

    This is a cool place to check out. This place is like a mini-zoo/planetarium/artsy-fartsy culturistic place to go. There is a zoo section with an area of snowy owls, red fox, river otters, bobcats, mountain lion (I don't know if there's more than 1), and polar bears.Inside the building are sections titled "Connecting the Americas", "What is Life",...

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  • A great place to live....

    A manufacturing and innovation giant for 200 years, Worcester's landscape blends impressive mills and diverse architecture with community-oriented neighborhoods and inviting green spaces. Our municipal services are outstanding, with one of the finest urban school systems in New England and one of the lowest serious crime rates in the country (in...

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  • A great place to do business...

    With six million people living within a 50-mile radius, unique opportunities exist in Worcester for dynamic business growth. Once among the pre-eminent manufacturing cities in the nation, Worcester has transformed itself into a leader in advanced manufacturing, information technology, biotechnology, health care and medical research. We offer...

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  • About Worcester

    A robust, vibrant City in the heart of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Worcester combines the warmth of a small town with the convenience of a thriving city. A mere hour's distance from Boston, MA, Springfield, MA, Providence, RI and Hartford, CT, Worcester is at the crossroads of several major routes, including the Massachusetts Turnpike...

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  • Worcester's Centrum Centre

    Worcester's Centrum Centre has one of the nation's most successful arenas, hosting musical acts of national and international fame, innovative trade shows, concert theater productions, and exciting family and sporting events. In addition, the Centrum is home to the Worcester IceCats of the American Hockey League.The Centrum Centre has a new,...

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Worcester Hotels

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Worcester Restaurants

  • Tweed's Pub & restaurant

    The CBC - Fresh chicken breast deep fries 'til golden & crispy, topped with melted cheddar cheese and bacon strips. Served on a bulkie roll with lettuce, tomato and a side of mayo. $6.99. $1.00 more if you wants chips or french fries. I never ask for chips or fries but they always give me something. You can get dinning certificates to...

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  • The Sole Place To Go!

    Traditionally upscale seafood restaurant. The ambience fits very nicely with what its trying to be. I had the steamed lobster. While it was good the appetizers were better (we tried almost all of them). Pretty good wine list for a seafood joint as well.

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  • Interesting and tasty Seafood

    We sat at the bar here, had drinks and sampled some of the fare. This restaurant has some really interesting dishes and appetizers. Really enjoyed the food, atmosphere and the Bloody Mary's which are served with a jumbo shrimp for a garnish. Yum! We split a Tuna Sashimi dish that was prepared with Mango, Pickled Ginger, Cucumbers and sprinkled...

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  • The Best Bagels in a 60 mile radius!

    These bagels are made the old fashion way... they're kettled ( boiled). By submerging the dough in boiling water, it seals in the moisture and gives them a shine. Their bagels meet the "requisite weight minimum" of 4 ounces, and their size shows it! These bagels "totally blow away" the competition you'd find in the grocers freezer section. Lenders...

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  • Don't Miss the Fresh Seafood!

    This place is probably in the Top 5 restaurants of this town. This has the freshest fish in town, and they also have a crab-fest once a year (when its in season).Parking is limited so get there early. This place has a bar where you can get made-to-order food, and the alcohol isn't watered down, either. The dress is business casual, if not better...

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  • freshest sushi around worcester

    small resaurant, nice people, and nice fresh sushi. They do huge sake caraffes, and also cooked food -like teriyaki salmon for only like 7.99. I'm not a sushi freak, I kind of like things basic, so I like a nice tuna or yellowtail sashimi.

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Worcester Nightlife

  • Excellent Watering Hole

    Irish Times is one of the greatest bars in Worcester. Centrally located on Main St, it is near most major hotels. Definitely stop by for a good time with good food, drinks, and locals. Also, there is usually live entertainment on weekends.

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  • Get out and see a movie!

    You can easily do the traditional "dinner and a movie" date...and then whatever, in Worcester. The theater is north of the Greendale Mall, and they have plenty of individual theaters to choose from. I over-dressed for the movie, but not for dinner, as you'll see below.

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  • 'Bottoms up'

    Just a small bar with a mixed crowd...not my favorite place...but Worcester is loaded with small bars that pack big crowds. this reminds me of the scene from 'Swingers' when they are copying 'Resevoir dogs'-So I guess this is a copy of a copy of a.....

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Worcester Transportation

  • Rent a Car to Worcester from Boston

    By CarFrom the Mass Pike (I-90)Take Exit 10, Auburn, follow Route 290 EastORTake Exit 10A, Millbury, follow Route 146 NorthFrom Route 495Take Exit 25, follow Route 290 WestFrom Route 290Exits 10-21 will bring you to various locales within the City

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  • This is a view from Bancroft...

    This is a view from Bancroft towers, you can see most of the city from here.Cars, of course -traffic is only bad around school time, also at 9 or 5.

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  • Worcester Hotels

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Worcester Shopping

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    by kumachan200x Updated Jul 2, 2004

    Conveniently located in downtown Worcester directly across the street from the Worcester Centrum Centre, the Worcester Common Outlets features four large anchor stores as well as numerous apparel, accessories, and entertainment shops that appeal to a wide range of tastes and styles. In the Outlets you can find plenty of specialty food stores and restaurants.

    What to buy: HOURS:
    Mon. - Sat. 10am - 7:30pm
    Sun. 12pm - 6pm

    INDEPENDENCE DAY
    Sun. July 4th, 12noon - 6pm
    Mon. July 5th, 10am - 6pm

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Worcester Local Customs

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    by vrage Written Aug 25, 2002

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    One thing about Worcester is it is very cultured as far as mixed nationalies and such. There is pretty much an even spread about all types of people.

    Here is the new expanded library that was just put up across the street from my work.

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Worcester Warnings and Dangers

  • Horrible Drivers - Dangerous...

    I recently visited Worcester for work. I rented a car and thought. Hey, I am from Chicago. I can drive anywhere....Boy was I wrong. Worcester has some of the worst city planning I have seen in my life. It's more than drunk irishmen building roads. There are whole intersections without stop lights lights!Look at this....

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  • Baby Daddys

    My danger is that in crumy "ghetto" worcester is that, with ghetto comes the deadbeat daddys..almost all the guys in living in worcester prolly got 1 or more baby mommas....just beware....of the baby daddys

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  • Re: Avoid this dirty dump ...

    What a nice review you posted! While many of your comments may hold some truth, you obviously haven't stuck around long enough. You would see that there is plenty of charm and class, and lots of fun places to go if you know where they are ...

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Worcester Tourist Traps

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    by vrage Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Not to say there are any 'tourist traps' around Worcester, but you have to be careful in some areas. For example: Elm park is lovely, within 1 mile you can dine at a *5 star restaurant, attend a leading college, view mansions in the salsibury area, or get mugged, your car stolen, or buy crack from someone who can't even speak english.
    This for example is Bacroft tower which used to be a nice park with gesse and such, but note the bars on the windows and blue spray paint vandalism :(

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Worcester What to Pack

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    by vrage Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: While in New England you can try 'Candle Pin' bowling.
    The Pins are much skinnier and the ball fits in the palm of your hand. Look, even a 2 year old can do it!

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Worcester Favorites

  • small balls

    Candlepin bowling, popular in New England, was invented in Worcester in 1880. Candlepin bowling balls are smaller than traditional bowling balls and have no holes. The pins are also smaller and therefore harder to hit.

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  • This is a typical Worcester...

    This is a typical Worcester neighborhood.Back in the early 1900's a lot of these houses were built as 1 or 2 family places, and a lot were converted to one family because of the baby boomers.Now most that I know are 2 family.

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  • must see worcester common...

    must see worcester common outlet stores,a big mall and only 15 minutes from there , (walking)distance they have a beautiful park. good variety of foods on one street ,witch is main st south end , spanish, vietnamese,japanese , irish food all on one street.

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