In Worcester, MA, you can take your spouse to a performing arts event, treat your history buff to some local Massachusetts history or bring the whole family to the art museum. You can also take a drive to the beautiful Quinsigamond State Park. There is a lot to do in Worcester. When you write your itinerary and book one of these Worcester hotels, plan to visit the following attractions:
Five thousand years of history are represented at the Worcester Art Museum. See both European and American paintings and objects from Ancient Egypt. The most comprehensive collection of Paul Revere silver in the world is also on display here. The building itself is an architect's delight, designed in the Renaissance Revival style.
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts was restored, but none of its charm was sacrificed. A schedule of varied shows play on a regular basis. There is not a bad seat in the house and the acoustics are second to none.
The Higgins Armory Museum features the Western Hemisphere's most extensive collection of arms and armor. These artifacts are artfully displayed in a two-story medieval great hall. From Greek Corinthian helmets to full suits of armor, the displays sit amid stained glass art and ornate works of tapestry.
Catch a performance by an orchestra or listen to some chamber music, a choir or an organ concert at Mechanics Hall. This old theater is a Worcester treasure. Many world renown musicians have performed at Mechanics Hall over the years.
The American Antiquarian Society offers one of the best early American newspaper and broadside collections in the country. Take a docent-led tour and enjoy a trip back into pre-Civil War American history. Check the schedule for Friday night lectures.
Burn off some steam at the Central Rock Climbing Center. Whether you have experience climbing or are a novice, there is fun to be had at this facility. Equipment is available for rent.
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