By Rena Grasso
Worcester
Massachusetts
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Worcester, Massachusetts, “the heart of the Commonwealth,” or sometimes called “Boston’s Little Sister,” is only one hour from Boston. Worcester is a small city on- the- move, offering a dynamic fare of cultural, educational, and culinary delights served with rich historical legacies.

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your next vacation to Worcester. The city can be frequented through Boston’s Logan Airport (BOS). Just click on this link to book your flight to Worcester, Massachusetts through EscapeWizard.com (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). Then when booking your hotel accomodations, click here (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

In its 19th century heyday, Worcester was a major manufacturing hub renown for its many products and inventions. EscapeWizard.com suggests a  visit to Union Station, in its day abuzz with trains bound for everywhere in the US, and today (still a rail station) a stately monument with marble interiors , pillars , and arches that feast the eye and offers restaurants and cafes for other tastes, as well as a brief walk to the Korean War Memorial.

As for war memorials, EscapeWizard.com highlights  “a best kept secret,”  -The Massachusetts Vietnam War Memorial in Worcester’s Green Hill Park, a moving experience that unfolds as the visitor strolls around a pond and “hears” letters from those who never came home.

Diving deeper into the past, EscapeWizard.com suggests The Worcester Historical Museum featuring the many Worcester –born inventions that fed America’s industrial and technological preeminence. The scholarly can tour Worcester’s American Antiquarian Society, a treasure trove of documents and memorabilia reflecting America from 1639-1876. 

EscapeWizard.com suggests a walk through Worcester’s downtown where 18th and 19th century buildings abound. Continue to nearby environs and EscapeWizard.com spotlights grand ol’ mansions such as the Salisbury Manor, and distinctive three level buildings constructed for factory workers. Also, EscapeWizard.com recommends traveling to nearby Salisbury Park to view the Bancroft Tower. This 56 foot marvel is truly a sight to see and is named after George Bancroft, who was once the U.S. Secretary of the Navy and was responsible for the creation of the Annapolis Naval Academy in 1845.

Nature? EscapeWizard.com directs you towards Worcester’s EcoTarium, an urban oasis with three floors of interactive exhibits and live animals, a train ride, a digital planetarium, and a walk amongst the treetops, 40 feet up.

With its ten colleges and universities, it’s not surprising that culture flourishes here. EscapeWizard.com underscores The Worcester Art Museum, a world -class museum with exhibits spanning 50 centuries, many masterpieces, and superb museum store and café.

For a unique museum experience, EscapeWizard.com recommends the Higgins Armory where visitors stroll under Gothic arches to the din of the joust, and study the sartorial complexities of 70 knights in armor.

Worcester’s culinary scene provides for every palate and pocket book. Escape Wizard.com recommends Shrewsbury Street, lined with excellent choices, - Italian to Middle Eastern, steak and fish houses, neighborhood eateries and elegant establishments. Vegetarians find ample choice in Worcester; - others can find best wings anywhere!
Hotels in Worcester
By Rose Overbey
Hilton Garden Inn
35 Major Taylor Boulevard, Worcester, MA
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Hilton Garden Inn Worcester hotel  is a great place to stay during your visit to Worcester, Massachusetts. It's located right in downtown and is close to many attractions. It is right next to the DCU convention center and moments from many Massachusetts colleges and universities.

The hotel is comfortable and offers a variety of amenities to appeal to any guest. If a guest requires a suite, the hotel has 12 to choose from. Each room features plasma TVs, a variety of cable channels and complimentary internet access. There is also an in room coffeemaker, refrigerator and microwave. The rooms also include an iron and ironing board so that you can keep your clothes pressed and look fresh, no matter what you end up doing on your trip.

Within the hotel are two places guests can choose from to dine. There is the Great American Grill, which serves breakfast daily. It is a relaxed setting and offers a variety of food to chose from. The Uno Chicago Grill is open throughout the day and serves all three meals. If you visit in the warmer months, you can even dine outside. The Uno Chicago Grill features a bar and a menu full of options. If you prefer to stay in your room, room service is also available.

If you're traveling on business, or need to get some work done on the road, there is a 24-hour business center on site. It features a printing service, photo copying, fax and more. You won't miss a beat.

The hotel also features a pool, whirlpool and fitness room, so you'll have a chance to relax and stay fit even while traveling.

Staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Worcester is a wonderful choice for someone looking for a comfortable place to stay in Worcester. EscapeWizard.com highly recommends booking your hotel room at the Hilton Garden Inn Worcester. You can do so by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).