Welcome to Worcester, Massachusetts, the second most populous city in New England. Called the "Heart of the Commonwealth," Worcester is roughly equidistant from Boston and Springfield and is home to myriad universities, museums, and other cultural institutions. Vacations in Worcester are a great way to explore this city's rich history, during which it has been a hub of revolutionary activity, a textile manufacturing giant, and a leader in the women's suffrage movement. Travelocity can help you find the best hotels near Worcester so that you can spend more time planning for your trip. By the way, don't be deceived by the spelling... locally, it's pronounced WOOS-tah!
Renowned as a cultural center in the New England region, Worcester boasts a surfeit of museums and concert halls to entertain you during your trip (not to mention a variety of Worcester hotels to choose from). The elegant Worcester Art Museum hosts a collection of over 35,000 pieces whose origins span several millennia. At the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, you can enjoy everything from traveling Broadway shows to local performers, and the Mechanics Hall, one of the oldest concert halls in the country, is famed for its superlative acoustics. To continue your tour of gorgeous, old buildings, admire the splendor of Union Station, built in the French Renaissance style and considered one of the most beautiful structures in the city. Falling in love with Worcester? The Worcester Historical Museum holds a rich collection of books, artifacts, and archives, and is a great place to learn about local history.
Worcester's foodie scene is on the rise, and you'll be able to find a variety of both ethnic and American cuisine. In particular, there is a plethora of Italian and Middle Eastern restaurants. The downtown area has one of the greatest concentrations of excellent restaurants, so this is a good place to start. With access to over 400 airlines and more than 510,000 hotels worldwide, Travelocity is your gateway to the best Boston flights and cheap hotels in Worcester.