75 Fun Things To Do In Worcester

Located in Central Massachusetts and being the state’s second largest city, Worcester has plenty of historical attractions and things to do no matter the season of the year. Once considered its own region entirely for centuries, you’ll find that the city has plenty to offer tourists who are looking to get their history fix. The “Heart of the Commonwealth” as it has been nicknamed, has seen a revamped downtown that boasts new places to see, eat and visit. Here’s 75 fun things to do that will keep you busy!

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Worcester Art Museum

Brush up on your knowledge of American, European, Asian, Greek, and Roman art at Worcester Art Museum

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Elm Park

Kick back, play a game, or feed the ducks at Elm Park

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Subliminal Skatepark

Keep on rolling at Subliminal Skatepark

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Ski Ward

Enjoy the thrill of summer tubing while enjoying the breeze on a hot summer day a Ski Ward

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EcoTarium

Experience hands-on exhibits and make new discoveries, indoors and outdoors, at the EcoTarium

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Crompton Collective

Shop around the block at Crompton Collective

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Fitton Field

Watch Patriot League Football at Fitton Field

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Broad Brook Meadow Conservation Area

Stroll through acres of fragrant meadows and wildflowers in the midst of the city at Broad Brook Meadow Conservation Area

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Central Rock Climbing Center

Climb like a Pro at Central Rock Climbing Center

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American Antiquarian Society

Check out collections of American documents and newspapers pre-1870 at American Antiquarian Society

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Bancroft Tower

Enjoy the stunning view of the city from the top of the Bancroft Tower

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Green Hill Park

Fly a kite at Green Hill Park

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Wormtown Brewery

Stop by and grab a fresh growler of beer at Wormtown Brewery

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Quinsigamond State Park

Enjoy a “Regatta Race” at Quinsigamond State Park

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Salisbury Mansion

Take in the breathtaking elegance of historic Salisbury Mansion

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Worcester Center for Crafts

Spend some creative time at Worcester Center for Crafts

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Union Station

Hang out for some people watching at Union Station

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Worcester Historical Museum

Explore Worcester’s past at Worcester Historical Museum

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Hebert's Candy Mansion

Wander and wonder like a kid in Hebert’s Candy Mansion

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Cantor Art Gallery at Holy Cross

Appreciate some skillful contemporary visual art at Cantor Art Gallery at Holy Cross

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Newton Hill Disc Golf

Play frisbee golf at Newton Hill Disc Golf

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Institute Park

Sit back & gather your thoughts at Institute Park

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Korean War Memorial

Appreciate the monuments, plaques, and landscaping at Korean War Memorial

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Escape Games LLC

Find clues, decode messages, and solve puzzles to unlock the door to freedom at Escape Games

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Green Hill Golf Course

Play a round of golf at Green Hill Golf Course

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Canal District Farmers Market

Take a Horse or wagon tour in the summer through Canal District Farmers Market

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Boy With A Dolphin Statue

Head over to Wormtown Taxi and have a look at the Boy With A Dolphin Statue

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ARTSWorcester's Aurora Gallery

Immerse yourself in the vibrant social scene at ARTSWorcester’s Aurora Gallery

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Burnside Fountain

Check out the interesting statue of Turtle Boy at Burnside Fountain

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The Sprinkler Factory

Find & Support local artists at The Sprinkler Factory

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Ralphs Tavern

Smoke a Hookah at Ralphs Tavern

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Dick Doherty's Comedy Escape

Laugh Out Loud at Dick Doherty’s Comedy Escape

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Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Hike through the 400 acres of shady marshland at Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

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The Palladium Nightclub

Get wild on a night out at The Palladium Nightclub

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Clayground

Create your own pottery pieces, such as dishes, figurines or tiles, and paint them to become vibrant works of art at Clayground

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Greylock Park

Check out the jungle gym at Greylock Park

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Green Hill Park Farm

Feed or touch the animals at Green Hill Park Farm

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Live Action Escapes

Spend a fun date night finding your way out of a locked room at Live Action Escapes

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Hop N Jump

Flip into a foam pit at Hop N Jump

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Rapscallion Brewery

Enjoy an al fresco drink & dinner on the patio at Rapscallion Brewery

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Navin Skating Rink

Play some hockey at Navin Skating Rink

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Ghiloni Park

Hike along the nature trails at Ghiloni Park

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Cascading Waters

Amble up the hill along Cascading Waters

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Hayloft Steppers

Dance the night away with your partner at Hayloft Steppers

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Old Sturbridge Village

Enjoy a carriage ride around the beautiful Old Sturbridge Village

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Ward Genl Artemus Museum

Stop by Ward Genl Artemus Museum to check out some unique exhibits

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Wayside Racquet & Swim Club

Jump off the pier into the outdoor swimming pool at Wayside Racquet & Swim Club

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Brush It Off

Paint, Sip & have FUN at Brush It Off!

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New England Wild Flower Society Garden in the Woods

See spring in bloom at New England Wild Flower Society Garden in the Woods

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Jillian's Worcester

Shoot pool at Jillian’s Worcester

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Bazaar West

Visit Bazaar West to taste ethnic Russian dishes

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Tantiusques

Follow a looping trail through quiet woodlands & visit the site of a former lead mine called Tantiusques

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Trap Falls

Get mesmerized by the beauty of Trap Falls

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Ward Park

Get ready for some tennis action this summer at Ward Park

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Learned Beach

Walk around and relax at Learned Beach

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Callahan State Park

Meander through some of the most beautiful scenery at Callahan State Park

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Willard Brook State Park

Kick off summer by swimming at Willard Brook State Park

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Prospect Park

Enjoy five walking and running trails at Prospect Park

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Game Underground

Do some gaming with friends at Game Underground

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Doyle Community Park

Meander through 3.5 miles of trails at Doyle Community Park

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Westville Recreation Area

Stretch your legs & have a picnic lunch at Westville Recreation Area

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Lazerzone

Step into Laser Tag territory at Lazerzone

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Quinebaug River Water Trail

Ride a boat and enjoy some lovely scenery at Quinebaug River Water Trail

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Brookside Equestrian Center

Enjoy beautiful trails with a horse back ride at Brookside Equestrian Center

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Franklin State Forest

Go hunting at Franklin State Forest

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Little Harbor Boathouse

Observe the fascinating marine ecosystem while paddleboarding with Little Harbor Boathouse

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New England Sports Center

Watch a youth hockey league tournament at New England Sports Center

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Saxonville Beach

Douse the summer heat in the sands at Saxonville Beach

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Hyland Orchard & Brewery

Celebrate an event with music & bonfire at Hyland Orchard & Brewery

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Parkhill Park & Splash Park

Chill, float, twist, turn, swirl, and whirl in Parkhill Park & Splash Park

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Wells State Park

Go camping in the stunning scenery at Wells State Park

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Assabet River Rail Trail

Escape from the surrounding urban bustle at Assabet River Rail Trail

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Dean Park

Sit back along the beautiful fountains at Dean Park

Another city in Massachusetts that just doesn’t get enough credit! With all of the awesome things to do in Worcester, it’s definitely one that needs to get shared around!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the things to do in Boston and places to get away for the weekend in Massachusetts!