91 Things To Do in Worcester Before You Graduate

Posted: August 12, 2021

Balance your busy class load with some fun in the city of Worcester. The following 91 Things to do in Worcester Before you Graduate will add some much-needed extracurricular exploration to your college experience!

Eat & Drink

1. Eat a hot dog - with the works - at George’s Coney Island in Worcester

2. Dig into a gourmet cupcake at Bean Counter Bakery

3. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at any one of Worcester’s diners -- Miss Worcester, Parkway, Boulevard, or Kenmore

4. Order a Banana Split at Gibson’s Dairy Farm on Sunderland Road

5. Bite into Chicken and Waffles at The Flying Rhino Cafe and Watering Hole

6. Eat brunch any day of the week at Livia’s Dish

7. Try the Ramen or split a Woo-Bap at Chashu Ramen + Izakaya

8. Build an epic charcuterie board with goodies from Ed Hyder’s Mediterranean Marketplace

9. Order a Dynamite Stick, Landmine, or Cherry Bomb from Wholly Cannoli on Grafton Street

10. Try the Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza from VIA Italian Kitchen

11. Order the legendary meatball sub at Vincent’s

12. Try the tapas or split paella at Bocado Tapas Wine Bar

13. Try the guacamole trio at Mezcal Tequila Cantina

14. Taste locally made Mrs. Moriconi's Ice Cream

15. Track down The Dogfather Food Truck for some exotic and extreme hot dogs

16. Plan a lunch study date at NU Kitchen

17. Go for the Bibimbap at Choose & Mix

18. Try the famous and enormous beef, mushroom, and Guinness pie at O’Connors

19. Enjoy delicate and delicious sushi and drinks at Baba Sushi

20. Take a bite out of a Worcester original -- a Table Talk pie!

21. Try the falafel and baklava at Shawarma Palace

22. Get some house-made pasta from Russo’s Italian Restaurant

23. Splurge on lunch at deadhorse hill

24. Choose from over 40 different toppings to load onto your burger at The Fix Burger Bar

25. Build your own burger (try the peanut butter!) at Brew City Grill and Brew House on Shrewsbury Street

26. Try the potato chip nachos at Beer Garden

27. Try a brick-oven pizza at Volturno

28. Try all the BBQ sauces at Smokestack Urban Barbecue

29. Experience a taste of Africa at Fatima’s Cafe

30. Try the poutine at Peppercorn’s on Park Avenue

31. Watch a sunset while dining at Grill on the Hill at Green Hill Golf Course

32. Grab a coffee at Acoustic Java

33. Sample the ‘Be Hoppy’ at Wormtown Brewery (21+)

34. Try a Nitro Cold Brew at Brew on the Grid

35. Get mural selfies and brews at Redemption Rock Brewery (21+)

36. Try a bubble tea at Gong Cha

37. Catch a New England sports game at Quinn’s Irish Pub (21+)

38. Get an iced coffee at Crust

39. Experience The Hotel Vernon (aka The Ship Room) (21+)

40. Head to 3Cross Brewery and hydrate with fresh kombucha

41. Get an ice cream waffle sandwich and watch the boats at Medulka’s Ice Cream


42. Score delectable charcuterie board supplies at Ed Hyder's Mediterranean Marketplace

43. Discover local goods and treats at the Worcester Public Market

44. Buy some vintage or handmade goods at Crompton Collective

45. Visit the oldest art store (since 1852!) in the country, C.C. Lowell Art Supply Co.

46. Shop at one of REC Worcester's farmer's markets.

47. Get a fresh smoothie and a book at Bedlam Book Café

48. Show your pride with a t-shirt from Worcester Wares

49. Prepare for St. Patrick’s Day at The Tinker's Cart at Worcester Public Market

50. Buy a comic at That’s Entertainment

51. Swing by Quite Fetching Barkery before school vacation to grab a treat for your pet

52. Shop for something intimate at The O Shop

53. Be chic on a budget and shop at Sweet Jane’s Designer Consignment

54. Buy a second-hand book at Annie’s Book Stop

See & Do

55. Rent a kayak from Regatta Point Community Sailing and boat down Lake Quinsigamond

56. Go sledding on the hill at Quinsigamond Community College

57. Ice Skate on the Worcester Common Oval

58. Play a round of golf at Green Hill Golf Course

59. Take a jog through Worcester’s Elm Park

60. Walk the woodsy boardwalks at Broad Meadow Brook off of Massasoit Road

61. Visit the Massachusetts Vietnam War Memorial in Green Hill Park

62. Ride your bike up historic George Street like Major Taylor

63. Visit the EcoTarium to get swept up in a wind tunnel (and science!)

64. Participate in the Regional Environmental Council’s Earth Day Clean-ups

65. Hike the Cascades Park

66. Play a round of disc golf at Newton Hill

67. Have an arcade night at Free Play Worcester

68. Discover Bancroft Tower, a castle in the city

69. Escape in nature at Clark's Hadwen Arboretum

70. Have a picnic study session at University Park

71. Listen to live music at Ralph’s Rock Diner

72. Catch a hockey game and cheer on the Worcester Railers at the DCU Center

73. Catch a show at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts

74. Take in a musical performance put on my Music Worcester

75. Go rock climbing at Central Rock Gym

76. Take a tour of the American Antiquarian Society

77. Catch live music or a DJ set at Electric Haze

78. Hear a live country performance at Off the Rails

79. Attend stART on the Street, the largest arts festival in the City

80. Try to escape a room at Live Action Escape Rooms

81. Blow glass at the Worcester Center for Crafts

82. Check out a show at the Palladium

83. Enjoy a candlelit tour through Salisbury Mansion

84. Take a selfie with Turtle Boy at the Burnside Fountain on the Worcester Common

85. Get inspired at a gallery. Try ArtsWorcester, Worcester PopUp and the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery at College of the Holy Cross

86. Learn about Worcester’s many “firsts” the Worcester Historical Museum

87. Take a nude drawing class at Worcester Art Museum

88. Catch a baseball game at Polar Park

89. Explore the city on a self-guided public art tour of the PowWow Murals

90. Catch a Massachusetts Pirates game at the DCU Center

91. Build your own Worcester bucket list on our app & share it with friends!

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