Explore Worcester, New England's Second Largest City 

Located in the heart of Massachusetts, Worcester combines the historic charm of a small, New England town with the conveniences and attractions of a thriving metropolis.  Home to the newly renovated DCU Center - Arena and Convention Center, The Hanover Theatre for Performing ArtsWorcester Art MuseumMechanics Hall, and the Worcester Center for Crafts, the city offers an inviting and entertaining arts scene. 

The city boasts 10 colleges and universities, including The College of the Holy Cross, Assumption College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  Centrally located about 50 minutes west of Boston and north of Providence, Rhode Island, the city is also home to the Worcester Regional Airport.  Visitors can fly JetBlue direct to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and soon, New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport.  

Worcester's nightlife includes plenty of unique dining options, a number of independent retail shops, concert halls, and music venues, including The PalladiumVisitors can grab a bite to eat at an historic diner or check out some of the newest eateries, such as deadhorse hill, on Main Street, or Volturno, on Shrewsbury Street, also known as Restaurant Row. Home to more than 60 parks and picturesque Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester offers plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, including Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook and historic Elm Park. Lake Quinsigamond hosts competitive rowing championships in the Spring and Summer, including the Eastern Sprints and U.S. Rowing events. 

The city's craft brew scene has received lots of attention in the last few years, with the expansion of Wormtown Brewery, and many others. 

Cities & Towns of Worcester Region


Fast Facts

  • Worcester is New England's second largest city
  • Home to more than 35,000 college students, 10 colleges and universities   
  • 50 minutes west of Boston and north of Providence, Rhode Island