About Worcester
Location, Location, Location
Anna Maria College is just minutes from downtown Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England. Anna Maria is one of 12 area colleges and universities. According to The New York Times, "Worcester is attending to the 35,000 college students who study and live here, and its primary boulevards are steadily filling up with the civic amenities that attract new residents." Worcester is an exciting urban area in which to live, learn and explore. Recognized time and again with the All-America City Award, Worcester combines the opportunities and cultural amenities of a big city with the allure of an accessible and easily-navigable college town. From cultural venues to sports games, traditional restaurants to trendy coffee shops, there is much to see and do in Worcester.

Things to Check-Out in Worcester

  • You’ll always be able to find something to do in Worcester:
  • Visit an exhibition at the Worcester Art Museum
  • Catch a Worcester Bravehearts baseball game
  • Attend a show at The Hanover Theatre
  • Ski, or hike, Mount Wachusett
  • Spend a day shopping and dining on Shrewsbury Street
  • Dine outside at West Side BBQ, enjoy the guacamole at Mezcal or enjoy a hot dog at George’s Coney Island
  • See your favorite performer in concert at the DCU Center
  • Bowl a frame at Colonial Bowl
  • Kayak on Lake Quinsigamond
  • Order the Nitro Cold Brew Coffee at Lock 50
  • Visit Worcester’s famous diners; Miss Worcester, Parkway, Boulevard, Kenmore
  • Order an ice cream cone at Gibson’s Dairy Farm
  • Shop in the oldest art store in the country, C.C. Lowell Art Supply Co.
  • Ice Skate on the Worcester Common Oval
  • Join Working for Worcester
  • Volunteer at one of over 50 different service organizations in the area.
  • Taste test an array of  flavors at  Worcester’s own Polar Beverages, renown for their seltzer
Click here to learn more about all that the nearby City of Worcester has to offer.