Explore Worcester

Get to know your new town

Welcome to Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England. Home to 13 colleges and 35,000 students, Worcester is a true college town. You’ll be right at home if you like fine dining, sporting events, music, dancing, coffee shops, movies, festivals, or just relaxing with friends. At WPI you’ll have a quiet New England campus feel with a city atmosphere at your fingertips:

  • Night ski at 22 trails on Wachusett Mountain
  • Play Frisbee or volleyball on the Quad
  • Go on a bike ride or explore 53 parks
  • Be a Big Brother or Sister to a child from Worcester
  • View 5,000 years of art at the Worcester Art Museum
  • Enjoy sushi with friends at the Sole Proprietor
  • Relax with a cup of coffee at the Bean Counter
  • Get your shopping fix at the Shoppes at Blackstone Valley
  • Catch a Worcester Sharks minor-league hockey game
  • Go to a concert at the DCU Center
  • Visit the otters at the Ecotarium