Fireside Getaways in Central MA
Posted: Jan 14, 2022

Fireside Getaways in Central MA

The winter cold has settled in and it feels like now’s just the right time to cozy up by something warm. To get us through these next few months, Central Mass. has options aplenty when it comes to fireplace and fire pit hangouts. Whether it’s with a friend, a warm drink or a good book, these hot spots are calling—if you’re here for a bite or to stay the whole night.  

Holiday Dining in Central MA
Posted: Dec 17, 2021

Holiday Dining in Central MA

Form new traditions in Central MA this holiday season! Discover your options for everything from Christmas Eve drinks out in the city to special dinners served on Christmas Day.

A Seasonal Sports Roundup From Central MA
Posted: Nov 10, 2021

A Seasonal Sports Roundup From Central MA

As the temperature cools down, the athletic action in Central Mass. continues to heat up, with football, hockey and dance at the forefront of local sports this season. To keep you up to speed, we’ve compiled some of the hard hitting highlights of what’s been happening and what lies ahead.  

A Focus On Diversity & Representation in Central MA Theatre
Posted: Dec 3, 2021

A Focus On Diversity & Representation in Central MA Theatre

As our culture reckons with injustices that have surrounded us for centuries, we have the chance to  experience art (specifically theatre) that showcases the struggles and strength of the human experience. While the pandemic has presented some major setbacks, theatre has slowly and safely begun to reemerge and make a thoughtful, intentional comeback. Whether it be the plot of the show or the compelling casting choices, theatres throughout Central Mass. have spent 2021 using their productions to spark dialogue around diversity, equity and inclusion.  

Wintertime Activities al Fresco
Posted: Dec 2, 2021

Wintertime Activities al Fresco

When the cold temps arrive in New England, the outdoor activities begin to warm up. From ski mountain explorations to holiday light spectaculars, Central Mass. gives us all the motivation we need to bundle up and get out.  

Thanksgiving a la Carte in Central MA
Posted: Nov 19, 2021

Thanksgiving a la Carte in Central MA

The gratitude behind Thanksgiving Day is what fuels this holiday at its core, but not far behind: the delicious spreads that fuel our appetites. Whether you're cooking up your own feast or looking for someone else to do the work, restaurants in Central Mass. have you covered, from appetizers to aperitifs.  

Holiday Happenings in Central MA
Posted: Nov 10, 2021

Holiday Happenings in Central MA


Central Mass. serves as the perfect getaway during every season, but perhaps most notably throughout the holidays. For day trippers from Boston, Central Mass. is conveniently accessible from several major highways and train stops, with Worcester at the center of it all. For those traveling by plane, Worcester boasts its very own airport and is just a drive away from Boston Logan International. If you’re visiting this holiday season, here’s what’s happening in the hub.  

Holiday Season Travel Options in Central MA
Posted: Oct 6, 2021

Holiday Season Travel Options in Central MA

Travel during the holidays can be a whirlwind no matter where you’re headed, but with Worcester's growing menu of transportation options, Central Mass. can be a “home away from home” for any visitor, or a convenient departure hub for locals venturing out. To help avoid long security lines and teeth-grinding traffic, here’s our breakdown of the region’s best people-moving options for the 2021 travel season.  

Loyal to Local Gift Guide
Posted: Nov 24, 2021

Loyal to Local Gift Guide

We're fiercely loyal to our local businesses, and we know you've probably shared pride in showing your small businesses love too. Visitors come to Central MA for our uniquely curated shops, one-of-a-kind artisan-crafted collectibles, and locally-made goods. We've compiled our best shopping itineraries, gift lists, and a holiday gift market guide to help plan your next outing in the region.

Black-Owned Fashion Brands in Worcester
Posted: Feb 1, 2021

Black-Owned Fashion Brands in Worcester

February is Black History Month, and we want to take the opportunity to showcase and celebrate our local Black businesses, specifically within Worcester’s fashion scene. Worcester offers a rich, diverse and creative scene of entrepreneurs, many of which have started their own clothing, apparel and accessory brands and businesses. 

India's Cultural Influences in Central MA
Posted: Nov 24, 2021

India's Cultural Influences in Central MA

Although Central Mass. is situated thousands of miles from India, the Indian community here has fostered opportunities to celebrate and share their cultural influences, particularly during this past month’s Diwali celebration, and also heading into the new year. Between the India Society of Worcester's (ISW) community-wide events, and contributions from other cultural organizations in the area, there are plenty of ways for Indian folks to connect with their roots, and for non-Indian folks to experience and celebrate the rich and moving culture.