The second-largest city in the region, Worcester is happily situated in the heart of New England. Downtown is bustling, but the city's streets are refreshingly green and Victorian. Local legend has it that Valentine's Day cards were invented in Worcester, and if you purchase Worcester packages, you're guaranteed to fall in love with this romantic city.
As a center of education, industry, and commerce, there's a lot to do on Worcester vacations. See the iconic Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, and explore the city's past at the Worcester Historical Museum. Visit Salisbury Park to marvel at Bancroft Tower, a small granite castle. Kids will love the EcoTarium, an interactive science museum, and art fans can't miss the Worcester Art Museum. Be sure to browse Worcester car rentals so that you can easily get around this cool town.
If Worcester has a specialty, it's throwing fantastic festivals year-round. Ethnic riches abound at the largest Albanian festival in the country at St. Mary's Albanian Orthodox Church. Held in early June on odd-numbered years, it alternates with St. Spyridon Church's Grecian Festival. Culture continues with the Italian Festival in August as well as March's Worcester St. Patrick's Day Parade, one of the largest in the state. Animal lovers flock to the region in early September for the Pet Rock Festival, the largest animal non-profit benefit in all of New England. September also offers the StART Festival, where art, food, music, and performance combine for an incredibly fun time. Of course, you can't miss the Worcester Music Festival, which is the oldest in America!
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