Only an hour from Boston, Worcester in Massachusetts intrigues visitors with its array of museums, art galleries, and a thriving food scene. It truly is a hipster paradise. More than that, Worcester is also known for its abundance of colleges, making it a young and vibrant city at heart, despite the old-world charm it presents. Travelers visit for its small town charm coupled with easy convenience and are greeted by friendly locals, stunning vistas, and excellent hotel options. With a climate particularly beautiful in the shoulder seasons, the plethora of parks will be particularly inviting.
Spend a full day at the wonderful Worcester Art Museum. It is the second largest museum in all of New England and fills four floors with art from the ancient Egyptian period right through to modern America. To get up to speed on the wonders of our planet, take a trip to the EcoTarium and marvel at the zoo’s collection of Polar Bears before learning about space at the digital planetarium.
Claiming to be the country’s ‘first park’, ancient Elm Park fell into disrepair before a beautiful makeover rejuvenated it. Now, you can enjoy pleasant pathways and stunning trails through the serene park. To stay close to this tranquil oasis, why not stay at one of the hotels near Elm Park?
With amenities like super fast WiFi, delicious dining, and even iPad docks in a selection of the hotels, staying at one of Worcester’s 4 star hotels is a great idea. However, if you are looking for something with less frills and a little more bang for your buck, there are plenty of excellent 3 star options in Worcester to make your pick. Many of these offer free WiFi, breakfast, and toiletries to make your stay as comfortable and convenient as possible.
Worcester Regional Airport is served by JetBlue airlines and has a few domestic routes, for example to cities in Florida. To make the most out of a short layover or for extra early and late departures, you can opt to stay in hotels close to the airport. Alternatively, travelers coming to Worcester can fly into other airports as well. Although T.F Green Airport is over an hour away from the city, it has a large range of flights across the country. Likewise, Logan International Airport serves a wide range of cities across the country, such as New York and Atlanta, as well as international destinations.