91 Things To Do in Worcester Before You Graduate


Posted: January 10, 2018

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

2. Bowl at Colonial Bowl on Mill Street

3. Dig into a gourmet cupcake at the Queen's Cups

4. Participate in Worcester's bike share program-ofo 

5. Rent a kayak from New England Backpacker and boat down Lake Quinsigamond

6. Sample the 'Be Hoppy' at Wormtown Brewery (when you are 21)

7. ...or sample them all at Brew Woo, Worcester's Original Craft Beer Festival (when you are 21)

8. Buy some vintage or handmade goods at Crompton Collective

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

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

11. Go sledding on the hill at Quinsigamond Community College

12. Order a Coconut Caramel Cashew at WooBerry on Highland Street

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

14. Bite into Chicken and Waffles at The Flying Rhino Café and Watering Hole

15. Get your bacon on at Figs & Pigs Kitchen + Pantry

16. Eat brunch any day of the week at Livia's Dish

17. Order a cone of Grapenut at Gibson's Dairy Farm on Sunderland Road

18. Stop in for the butternut squash hummus at Ed Hyder's Mediterranean Marketplace on Pleasant Street

19. Take in a musical performance put on by Music Worcester

20. Check out a live performance at Beatniks on Park Avenue

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

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

23. Line dance at The Ranch on James Street

24. Go rock climbing at Central Mass Rock Climbing

25. Try the Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza from VIA Italian Kitchen on Shrewsbury Street

26. Take a tour of the American Antiquarian Society (Wednesdays ONLY)

27. Order the legendary meatball sub at Vincent's on Suffolk Street

28. Get scared at Factory of Terror on Grafton Street

29. Grab a pizza at the Wonder Bar on Shrewsbury Street

30. Grab a coffee at Acoustic Java

31. Try the Thai Rooster guacamole at Mezcal Tequila Cantina

32. Listen to live music at Ralph's Chadwick Square Diner on Grove Street

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

34. Go to the Shrewsbury Street College Shuffle in September

35. Catch a New England sports game at Quinn's Irish Pub

36. Try to escape a room at the Escape Games on Grove Street

37. Order a regatta grinder at the Regatta Deli on Lake Avenue

38. Paint, plant or eat at Nu Café on Chandler Street

39. Ice Skate on the Worcester Common Oval

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

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

42. Take a jog through Worcester's Elm Park

43. Shop at one of Worcester's farmers markets

44. Take a hike at Broad Meadow Brook off of Massasoit Road

45. Try the Golden Barbecue sauce from Wings Over Worcester

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

47. Get your geek on and buy a comic at That's Entertainment

48. Experience The Hotel Vernon (aka The Ship Room)

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

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

51. Hop on a WRTA bus and explore Worcester on a budget

52. Bike over to 3Cross Brewery and hydrate with fresh kombucha

53. Watch Worcester's Saint Patrick's Day Parade in March

54. Blow glass at the Worcester Center for Crafts

55. Relax with a massage at the Worcester JCC

56. Check out a show at the Palladium 

57. Join Working for Worcester

58. Ride your bike up historic George Street

59. Try the falafel at Fantastic Pizza

60. Enjoy a candlelit tour through Salisbury Mansion

61. Explore science and reconnect with nature at the EcoTarium

62. Grab a coffee, a pizza, a frozen yogurt, or BBQ at Tronic Square

63. Take a selfie at Bancroft Tower or with Turtle Boy at the Burnside Fountain on the Worcester Common

64. Go to the Nine Dot Art Gallery or Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery

65. Read to individuals who are blind, visually impaired and print disabled as a volunteer at Audio Journal

66. Visit the Worcester Historical Museum and learn about many "firsts"

67. Be chic on a budget and shop Grime Clothing, Trunk & DisorderlyAllergic to Cubicles, or Sweet Jane's Designer Consignment

68. Try a banana poppy seed scone at deadhorse hill 

69. Take a nude drawing class at Worcester Art Museum

70. Learn to knit at Knitscape on Pleasant Street

71. Taste-test the many seltzer flavors of Worcester's own Polar Beverage

72. Get your running shoes on and participate in a 5k or even a Half-Marathon

73. Participate in the Regional Environmental Council's Earth Day Clean-ups

74. Watch a sunset at Grill on the Hill in Worcester -- and play a round of golf at Green Hill Park

75. Paint a piece of pottery at Clayground

76. Grab a slice at Antonio's Pizza on Chandler Street

77. Hike the Cascades Park

78. Trail the Hadwen Arboretum

79. Play a round of disc golf at Newton Hill

80. Buy a succulent at Seed To Stem

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

82. Attend the New England VegFest at the DCU Center in May

83. Visit another college campus in Worcester

84.Try a brick-oven pizza at Volturno

85. Go to bacon happy hour at Smokestack Urban Barbecue 

86. Gain internship experience (call the Chamber of Commerce)

87. Serve a meal at St. Johns Food for the Poor or The Mustard Seed

88. Try the warm pretzels at Nick's in Worcester

89. Work-out with the November Project Worcester

90. Try the poutine at Peppercorn's on Park Avenue -- and then head over to Flying Dreams for pint. 

91. Explore more awesome things to do here.

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