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A Day in Worcester

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Worcester is like a land of milk and honey which, in true sense, exceeds your expectations. Next time, if you meet someone boasting about Worcester, then make sure one thing in your mind that you are going to experience something really more extraordinary than what you have been told about it. That's the very and unique quality of this mesmerizing land; a land of colors, a land of festivals, a land of sights, a land of food, a land of love, a land of laughter, a land of everything that intrudes through your mind. Gosh! too many things to explore, and if you have come here with only day in your hands, then you must chalk out beforehand your one day in the city. Fret no! We have already done your homework on your behalf for your ease. Check out this below-shared Worcester itinerary and discover nothing but the best.

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8:00 am: Open your eyes with a cup of coffee

Why to rush when we are here to guide you throughout your journey. We'll soon start our sight-seeing plan, but before that let's sit for a cup of coffee and get to know the locals here. The best place to begin your journey and delve into the real taste of Worcester is Nu Cafe which is quite famous amongst city's denizens. Sip to its organic coffee and ponder how beautifully you want to spend your day here, and what's your wishlist for today. Enjoy the great access to its free WiFi service and update your loved having your rejuvenating coffee. Its freshly brewed coffee are ample to fill you up with freshness to keep you energetic and enthusiastic during your journey ahead. If you often start your day with a glass full of juice, then you have come to the right place. Its wide-variety juices are said to be made of freshest fruits & other ingredients. Cheers!

Address: 335 Chandler Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01602, United States
Phone: 1 508.926.8800
Website: www.nucafe.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Friday (7:00 am-10:00 pm); Saturday (8:00 am-10:00 pm); Sunday (9:00 am-7:00 pm)

9:00 am: Does history interest you?
Now, you are energetic enough to head start your journey. After leaving NU Cafe, let's make a move to Worcester Historical Museum. If you are a history buff, then a visit to Worcester Historical Museum can bring a lot for you. The museum will educate you on local history. The museum is packed with a research library, an archive, and a splendid collection of artifacts educating you on Worcester history. A few vital possessions of Worcester Historical Museum include Blackstone Canal Company records, diaries and letters belonging to Civil War era, paintings and sculptures, correspondence of Abby Kelley Foster, artifacts based on Worcester’s industrial past, weaponry belonging to colonial era, and many more. Museum's exhibitions, publications, educational programming and tours give you deep insights in Worcester history.

Address: 30 Elm Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609, United States
Phone: 1 508.753.8278
Website: www.worcesterhistory.org
Operation Hours: Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday (10:00 am-4:00 pm); Thursday (10:00 am-8:30 pm); remains closed on Sundays and Mondays
Distance and time from Nu Cafe: 1.4 miles or 5 minutes drive

10:30 am: Artwork is awaiting you
Lets move to your next destination. Walk east on Elm Street towards Chestnut Street. Take a left turn onto Chestnut Street and keep walking onto John Street. Keep moving onto Harvard Street and take Tuckerman Street. Now, take a left turn to reach Worcester Art Museum. Boasting 35,000 collection of decorative arts, paintings, sculpture, new media, photography, drawings, and prints, Worcester Art Museum showcases art & culture spanning 5,000 years. Get lucky by gazing at the works of world-renowned artists, namely, Whistler, Monet, Sargent, Gauguin, Goya, and Cassatt. The grace of the museum is remarkably accentuated by the floor mosaics of Antioch city. Its cutting-edge contemporary art is eye-rolling. Its special exhibitions educate you on unparalleled masterworks and vital works on loan. The museum features the artworks representing various regions, namely, America, Pre-Columbia, China, Europe, India, Japan, and Islam.

Address: 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609, United States
Phone: 1 508.799.4406
Website: www.worcesterart.org
Operation Hours: Wednesday-Friday and Sunday (11:00 am-5:00 pm); Saturday (10:00 am-5:00 pm); remains closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Distance and time from Worcester Historical Museum: 0.6 mile or 12 minutes drive

12:00 pm: Does performing arts give you goosebumps?
Hope you are enjoying your trip. Lets move ahead and after leaving Worcester Art Museum, jump onto Tuckerman Street to Salisbury Street. After that, take Main Street to Federal Street and continue on Federal Street. Move to Burnside Court to reach Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. Formerly known as Franklin Square Theater, Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts was established in 1904. It beautifully proved its mettle and set unattainable standards of performing arts. In times of today, Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts has become a trademark in the field of performing arts. It provides a platform to local, national & international artists to showcase their talent & artistry skills. It invites students to engage with its "Student Matinee" and indulge into high-end art experience through it. It also conducts an educational workshop free of cost and provides students with a chance to improvise their writing and comprehension prowess.

Address: 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608, United States
Phone: 508-831-0800
Website: www.thehanovertheatre.org/index.php
Distance and time from Worcester Art Museum: 1.2 miles or 7 minutes drive

1:30 pm: Is food on your mind?

Is your belly famishing? Worry not! Lets take you to a scrumptious place to banish your hunger. When it comes to Italian food, people know where to stop by. With luscious food and impeccable services, Peppercorns Grille & Tavern has always given a strong reason to foodies not to go anywhere else. There are a lot of delicacies marked in its menu to select from, namely, El Morocco, Warm Kale & Brussels Sprout, Baked Crab Brie Artichoke Dip, Buffalo Chicken Tende, Pesto Capres, Code Blue Burger, and many more. If there is so much available to please your belly, then there is also a wide menu to satiate your throat. The specialty of the place is its crafted brewed beers. Sip the beer of your own style and catch a nail-biting match on its whopping flat screens. Get filled with fun and excitement by trying your hand on various games available here.
   
Address: 455 Park Avenue, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610, United States
Phone: 1 508.752.7711
Website: www.epeppercorns.com
Operation Hours: Monday and Tuesday (11:30 am-9:00 pm); Wednesday and Thursday (11:30 am-9:30 pm); Friday (11:30 am-10:00 pm); Saturday (12:00 pm-10:00 pm); Sunday (11:00 am-8:00 pm)
Distance and time from Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts: 1.7 miles or 6 minutes drive

3:00 pm: Take your feet to Salisbury Mansion
Lets resume our journey. After a finger-licious experience, make a move to Salisbury Mansion and Store. Famed as the only historic house museum nestled in Worcester, Salisbury Mansion opened its doors for the visitors in 1772. This mansion belonged to a great merchant Stephen Salisbury, and now is famed as a combination house cum store. A visit to the mansion will transport you to the time when it used to be the property of widow Elizabeth Tuckerman Salisbury. The mansion boasts Georgian style which will remind you of the mid-18th century. Its store space brags about opulent Federal detailing and a columned front portico. Its living space is marked with chambers, drawing rooms, and a library. Its Stephen Salisbury’s standing desk is the best head-turner. It boasts its Chippendale style, bold brasses, and serpentine front. Boston Classical sofa purchased from Isaac Vose & Son of Boston, two 19th century sofas, Vose chairs, an 18th century harp, and ceramics are other eye-catching possessions of Salisbury Mansion and Store.

Address: 40 Highland Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609, United States
Phone: 1 508.753.8278
Website: www.worcesterhistory.org/
Operation Hours: Thursday-Saturday (1:00 pm-4:00 pm); remains closed from Sunday to Wednesday
Distance and time from Peppercorns Grille & Tavern: 2.0 miles or 6 minutes drive

4:30 pm: Entertainment resides here
Lets give you a high dose of entertainment. Entertainment, sports, and event celebrations all under one roof in humongous amount. The stones of such one-stop convention facility, i.e., DCU Center were laid in September 1982. It is famed as the host of A-list family shows, namely, Disney On Ice, Ringling Bros.and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and the Harlem Globetrotters. The sporting and entertainment events it hosts include NCAA Hockey, Professional Bull Riders, Monster Trucks, MIAA High School Basketball Championships, Holy Cross Basketball, and many more. The facility is marked with more than 100,000 square feet of exhibit space that organizes conferences, consumer shows, conventions, trade shows, and sundry other public as well as private functions all year-round.

Address: 50 Foster Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608, United States
Phone: 508.755.6800
Website: www.dcucenter.com
Distance and time from Peppercorns Grille & Tavern: 0.7 mile or 13 minutes drive

6:00 pm: Be a part of opulent events
We have come up with something more interesting for you, something more entertaining. Mechanics Hall has become a favorite place amongst city's denizens as well as visitors for its opulent events and concerts. The high-end sound equipment ensures a never-before auditory experience. The half of the credit of its fame goes to its cultural significance. Its ravishing decor draws a heavy influx of the visitors. The architecture of the Hall will make your jaws drop and will pop your eyes out. The reputation of the hall can be estimated from its listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Famed as the finest pre-Civil War performance hall nestled in the United States, Mechanics Hall has been well flourished by world-famed musicians as well as recording artists.

Address: 321 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608, United States   
Phone: 1 508.752.5608
Website: www.mechanicshall.org/index.html
Distance and time from DCU Center: 0.3 mile or 6 minutes drive

7:30 pm: High-end performances awaiting you
If you are still full of enthusiasm, then you must check out our another glorious place, i.e., Worcester Palladium. Nestled in the heart of Worcester, the Worcester Palladium is famed as a historic concert venue and believed to be a place meant for the people of all ages. An unforgettable place where you can catch incomparable performances by local, national, and international artists. The Three Stooges, B.B. King, 311, A Day To Remember, All American Rejects, 50 Cent, Ani Difranco, Andrew W.K., Avenged Sevenfold, Blink 182, Bob Dylan, The Acacia Strain, and many more are amongst its most popular and successful shows. To ensure visitors' safety, the facility has been marked with a fire detection system, strobes, and smoke & heat sensors. Police officers are appointed for every show.

Address: 261 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608, United States
Phone: 1 508.797.9696
Website: www.thepalladium.net
Distance and time from Mechanics Hall: 417 ft. or 1 minute drive

9:00 pm: Never-ending night at The Sole Proprietor
Your energy level must be sinking now. After a weary journey, you must be looking for food of your choice. Don't worry! The city is blessed with a spectrum of luscious places to pop in and feast your stomach. One such place is The Sole Proprietor. Its been 30-plus years, and it will go a very long way. The Sole Proprietor has covered miles during its gastronomy journey and has already added many silver feathers to its hat heading towards the top. As per local reader polls, it would be a big regret if you haven't stop by here at least once. People have declared it the best & unbeatable destination for seafood. It would be unfair to go anywhere else when The Sole Proprietor is there in town only for you. Without a doubt, the soul and blood of the restaurant is its mouth-drooling seafood, but the first thing that catches your eyes is its elegant decor designed by world-famed designer Peter Niemitz. Here, taste and freshness flow in abundance.
   
Address: 118 Highland Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609, United States
Phone: 1 508.798.3474
Website: www.thesole.com
Operation Hours: Monday-Wednesday (11:30 am-10:00 pm); Thursday-Saturday (11:30 am-1:00 am); Sunday (4:00 pm-1:00 am)
Distance and time from Worcester Palladium: 0.6 mile or 13 minutes drive

10:30 pm: Bid a bye to city with Riviera Show Club
Lets dazzle your night hours. Leave all the weariness behind and check in to Riviera Show Club with a heart and mind full of thrill. The place will not let you sit at one place for hours keeping your heads down and staring at one spot with no reason. Here, every nook and cranny of your body dances and it may make you forget about everything else. The crowd is believed to be entertained by city's hottest entertainers. The place is charmed with a vibrant lobby, a dazzling showroom, and a ravishing & cozy lap dance room. All sorts of your late-hour entertainment needs are given the utmost attention here, and you are served really well, we can bet. Meet their smokingly-hot Rividolls and gather some lovable moments. The place is also famed for its sports watching. If you are feeling low on energy, then relax in your couches, sip your favorite drink and catch a spectacular match on its whopping HD flat screens.

Address: 241 Southbridge Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01608, United States
Phone: 1 774.823.3500
Website: www.therivierashowclub.com
Operation Hours: Opens daily (6:00 pm-2:00 am)
Distance and time from The Sole Proprietor: 1.5 miles or 5 minutes drive


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