Whether you’re a nature enthusiast (there are over 1,200 acres of parkl和 across the city) or a foodie (spend the day walking Shrewsbury Street for breakfast, 午餐, 和 晚餐), a sports fan (get those WooSox jerseys ready) or an arts aficionado (art museums, 画廊, 和 venues are city staples, 和 festivals abound year round), Worcester’s got more than enough to keep your weekends booked. And with a population as diverse as things to do, Worcester is also a college town on the cutting edge.
Worcester: It’s our first name.
澳门皇冠赌场app isn’t 澳门皇冠赌场app without Worcester. It’s New Engl和’s second-largest city, about 40 miles west of Boston, 超过38,000 college students across nine campuses, making for the best of both worlds: the charm of a college town in the middle of a bustling city.
But just like its pronunciation (it’s “Wuh-stah,“对了，是的, the "r" is mysteriously silent), Worcester is more than meets the eye.
All this didn’t just appear out of thin air, either—Worcester’s a city rooted in history, from hosting the state’s first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to the first-ever National Women’s Rights Convention in 1850, 和 it’s poised to make more.
Like many former urban manufacturing hubs, Worcester has undergone a transformation in recent years. A renewed interest in the downtown area has brought new investment 和 construction, 和 today Worcester is a leader in healthcare, 教育, 生物技术, IT, 和 金融服务––perfect for finding an internship, beginning a professional career, 或者开展一项新业务.
- When 澳门皇冠赌场app was founded in 1865, Worcester was a bustling manufacturing center known for producing textiles, 线产品, 和其他产品.
- The iconic “smiley face” was created in Worcester by native graphic artist Harvey Ball in 1963.
- 弗雷德里克·劳·奥姆, the famed architect of Boston’s Emerald Necklace 和 Central Park in New York City, designed Worcester’s Elm Park, which many consider to be America’s first public park.
- The ballpoint pen, c和lepin bowling, 和 Shredded Wheat were developed in Worcester.