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The Worcester Destination is located in Massachusetts and goes along state borders between Massachusetts, New Hamshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region wraps around multiple cities, including Waltham, Lawrence, Lowell, Worcester, Fitchburg, Leominster, Auburn, Salem, and Boston. Other cities within the vicinity are Danvers, Rockport, Marlborough, and Waltham. The district is primarily flat with forests, cities, lakes, reservoirs, hills, and bays. The weather in the destination is the coldest in December and the warmest in July, with the average high and low temperatures being 72 and 24 degrees Fahrenheit. The city of Worcester gets rain throughout the year and is relatively humid. Standard times to visit the city are in July, June, and August. Attractions within the city are things such as the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Elm Park, Mechanics Hall, the Worcester Historical Museum, the Green Hill Park Farm, the Wormtown Brewery, and Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. Places in Boston people can visit count Old North Church, the Arnold Arboretum, the Museum of Science, Beacon Hill, the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, and the Boston Public Garden.
The city of Worcester, which is located in the Worcester Destination, is the second-largest city in Massachusetts. The city is often referred to as the "heart of the commonwealth," and the city symbol has a heart because of this. The heart on the logo also represents the fact that Valentine's Day cards were invented in the city. Worcester first became a city in 1848, and it was named after Worcester, England. After its creation, various buildings were built and opened, including the Worcester Art Museum, which opened in 1898. The museum was one of the first museums to exhibit photographs as fine art, and the museum continues to collect photography for displaying.
Outside of the Worcester Art Museum, there are multiple attractions around the city, such as the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, Mechanics Hall, the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Worcester Historical Museum, Wormtown Brewery, Elm Park, and the Green Hill Park Farm. Mechanics Hall was initially built in 1857 by the Mechanics Association to help their workers develop manufacturing skills. It was later revived in 1977 and turned into a performing arts and concert venue, and is now one of North America's top four concert halls. The Renaissance Revival-style building is now used for concerts, weddings, and galas, along with other events.
The Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial, which was dedicated in June 2002, was built to honor the Massachusetts residents and Commonwealth members who served in the war between 1955 and 1975. The memorial is made up of four acres that are decorated with trees and flowers, along with a pond and a few benches. Also within the complex is the Vietnam War Dog Memorial that honors the service and sacrifice of 4,000 dogs. Elm Park was created as early as 1854, possibly being the country's first public park. A recent $4 million renovation was given to the park, transforming it into a more pleasant and cleaner environment. Added during these renovations were pathways, swings, slides, and other child-friendly attractions, along with a bridge that was first built by high school and college students that is now handicapped-friendly.
Boston, which is also located in the Worcester Destination, is the largest city in the state of Massachusetts. Boston is named after a town in England and is nicknamed "Beantown" because of how much the city's earliest residents loved baked beans in molasses. The famous city is home to multiple parks, museums, breweries, and various other ventures, including the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Public Garden, Fenway Park, the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, Old North Church, Beacon Hill, the Arnold Arboretum, and the Museum of Science.
The Boston Public Garden was initially created in 1634 and modified during the Victorian Age, introducing over 80 new species of plants from varied and local locations around the city. Swan boats operated over 100 years ago at the garden and still work today. Other than the plants and swan boats, the park is home to a lake, fountains, trees, and multiple benches where people can sit and relax. Old North Church is the oldest surviving church, being founded in 1722, and it is the city's most visited historical site.
The location is home to the phrase "One if by land, and two if by sea," a signal that is thought to have been sent from the church. The term relates to Paul Revere's midnight ride of April 18, 1775, that came before the American Revolution battles of Concord and Lexington. The Museum of Science located in Boston is home to over 700 interactive exhibits, along with various live presentations and shows that take place throughout the building. Outside of the displays and interactive exhibits, the museum also houses the Charles Hayden Planetarium and Mugar Omni Theater, along with being part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and containing over 100 rescued and rehabilitated animals.
Both the cities of Worcester and Boston get a lot of visitors annually. Massachusetts as a whole receives around $24.9 billion from tourists. There are 28.2 million domestic visitors to Massachusetts a year, with 1.8 million overseas visitors and 640,000 visitors from Canada. The money that the visitors contribute supports 155,500 jobs around the state. Boston gets the most visitors through flights, with the total number of flights coming into Boston in 2019 being 427,176. The number of total airport passengers was 42,522,411, with 8,317,993 of the passengers being international travelers. In 2020 there were a total of 206,702 flights, 12,618,128 total passengers, and 1,838,292 international travellers.
The Worcester Destination is located in the northeast corner of Massachusetts. The north part of the region goes along the border between Massachusetts and New Hamshire and curves above the cities of Newburyport, Haverhill, Lawrence, and Lowell. The south side of the zone touches the state lines that go between Massachusetts and Rhode Island and Massachusetts and Connecticut and goes above Foxborough and Quincy. The east side of the border goes around multiple islands and stretches out into the North Atlantic Ocean. The west end of the sector goes in a straight line past Fitchburg, Leominster, Worcester, and Auburn. The destination is made up of many cities, small forest areas, lakes, and hills. There are many trees in the zone, along with many bodies of water like the Wachusett Reservoir, Teal Pond, Putnamville Reservoir, Ipswich Bay, and Essex Bay. Cities in the area include Worcester, Boston, Waltham, Lowell, Lawrence, Haverhill, and Salem.
Because of the weather, the best time to visit the city of Worcester is from the middle of May to the beginning of October. The city's average temperature has a high of 72 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of around 24 degrees. The warmest month is July, while the coldest time of the year is in December. The city gets rain throughout the year (mainly in July and December) but does not get snow that sticks on the ground. The surrounding landscape is relatively humid, with the most humid time of the year being in June, while it is less humid from January to May. The most popular time to visit the city is in July, with other ordinary times being in June and August. Within Worcester county, there are many different species of plants and animals, including common garter snakes, painted turtles, American robins, wild turkeys, white-tailed deer, American beavers, northern cardinals, Canadian geese, eastern cottontails, squirrels, mallards, blue jays, chipmunks, common snapping turtles, and bald eagles. Plants that thrive in the county are American beech trees, American pokeweeds, red maples, azure bluets, Christmas ferns, cinnamon ferns, white meadowsweets, white oaks, Japanese barberry, yellow birches, and hay-scented ferns.
Worcester, the city the Worcester Destination is named after, is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth" and was established on June 14, 1722. It was chosen to be the county seat of Worcester County in 1731 and was officially incorporated as a city in 1848. Long before it became a city, the area Worcester would be located in was inhabited by the Nipmuc tribe. The native people called the area Quinsigamond and built settlements on Pakachoag Hill in Auburn. The English settlers of John Eliot and Daniel Gookin led an expedition to Quinsigamond to establish a new town in 1673. In 1674, Gookin acquired a deed to eight square miles of land located in Quinsigamond from the Nipmuc people.
Soon after the land was gained, English settlers and traders began to inhabit the area. King Philip's War broke out in 1675, and the Nipmuc Indians went to the aid of the Indian leader King Philip. Because of this, the English settlers completely abandoned Quinsigamond, and the empty buildings were burned by the Indian forces. The town was once again deserted during Queen Anne's War in 1702. Years later, in 1713, Worcester was resettled for a third time by Jonas Rice. The city was named after Worcester, England, and the town was incorporated in 1722. Worcester is a center of American revolutionary activity in the 1770s, and General Thomas Gage was given information about the patriot ammunition stockpiled in Worcester.
In 1775 one year after General Thomas Gage was given the news, a publisher named Isaiah Thomas moved his newspaper from Boston (which was occupied by the British) to Worcester. He continued to publish his paper, which was called Massachusetts Spy, in the city through the American Revolutionary War. In the 19th century, Worchester's economy moved into manufacturing, producing textiles, shoes, and clothing. The industry did not thrive until the opening of the Blackstone Canal in 1828, along with the introduction of the Worcester and Boston Railroad in 1835, after which the city became a transportation hub. Worcester became an official city on February 29, 1848.
The Kaede Bed & Breakfast is located in Ipswich, Massachusetts, a coastal town in Essex County. Due to the heritage and background of the owners, the bed and breakfast has a distinct Japanese culture that influences many aspects of the property. The property boasts ten guest accommodations that differ in size, layout, and décor—though they share a Japanese cultured theme. Each of these rooms has been named a different Japanese title. Breakfast is served each morning at the property. Ipswich is known for its clams, celebrating each year annually at their Ipswich Chowderfest. A popular attraction nearby is Crane Beach....Read More
Irving House at Harvard is described by Rachael, one of the owners of the property, as "a little hotel." The building contains a total of 44 rooms. There are five different types of rooms, ranging in size from a small room with a twin (single) bed to a family room, with a queen bed and two twin beds. As the house itself was built in 1893, many of the rooms that are located at the front of the building are original in size to that time period. The main office is open during all hours for check-in and check-out or for visitors who may require additional service. A buffet-style breakfast is served at the hotel every morning, featuring options such as fruit, baked goods, and egg popovers with cheese and peppers. For lunch and dinner, visitors can also explore the restaurants that are in close proximity to the Irving House, namely, Grafton Street, Grendel's Den, or Henrietta's Table....Read More
Captain's Bounty Beach View is located in Rockport, Massachusetts. The property is about one acre in size and is located right across the street from the local beach. The building has 16 units available for guests to use as they stay there, each one spread across the two floors that make up the building. Three of the rooms have balconies that face the beach for those who would like to spend time taking in the views. All rooms have many amenities available for visitors, and the staff strives to provide any needs for those staying at the property. The owners, Joe and Meg Allen, hope that all of their guests will feel comfortable while staying there and that they can rely on the staff to be friendly, reliable, and hard-working. They strive to interact with their guests as much as they can despite their varying schedules....Read More
The Inn at Babson Court, located in Gloucester, Massachusetts, features two suites and two long-term apartments. Each of the suites are equipped with private bathrooms, kitchenettes, and either a king or queen bed. The owner says that there are additional beds available—either as "small mattresses" or trundle beds—for families traveling together. In the mornings, the owner of the inn, Donald, provides muffins to each of the suites, and coffee is supplied in the kitchenettes. On Wednesday evenings, live music is performed in the common area of the establishment, either played by Donald or his guitar teacher. The property is open year-round, and Donald reports that the busiest time of the year is generally from July through September....Read More
The Stepping Stone Inn
The Stepping Stone Inn is located in Salem, Massachusetts, and is within walking distance of a variety of attractions and recreational activities. There are six units available for reservation from April to November. Each of the rooms is unique in decoration, though they have similar amenities inside. Patrons who want to bring a pet can call ahead and inquire about rooms that can accommodate them. A light continental breakfast is offered each morning as well. Matt and Kelly, the current owners of the inn, would like their visitors to feel "secure and happy" at the establishment. One particularly notable aspect of the property is that there are two cats that reside on the premises and can sometimes be found roaming some of the common areas, though it is worth mentioning that they do not have access to the guest rooms....Read More
Captain's Bounty on the Beach is a motel that is located right on a sanded beach in Rockport, Massachusetts. Rockport is northeast of Boston and is found on the edge of the coast. The property has 24 rooms that can be rented out by guests. The rooms on the first floor of the building are pet-friendly, while the rooms on the other floors are not. Guests looking to stay for an extended period of time can arrange such accommodations by communicating with the staff at the time of their reservations to get a room that is better equipped for longer stays. The property is open from the first week in April to the first week in November....Read More
Northey Street House Bed and Breakfast
Northey Street House Bed and Breakfast is located in Salem, Massachusetts. Guests can interact with the owner as needed, and breakfast is provided with a self-serve option, allowing flexibility for patrons to enjoy their meal at their preferred time. During the Halloween season in Salem, Northey Street House is a popular choice for visitors, according to the owner, Flora. She mentions that the property attracts primarily couples, mother-daughter and sister trips, and groups of friends. Those visiting the bed and breakfast can tour attractions like the House of the Seven Gables, the Salem Witch Museum, and the recently opened Real Pirates Museum. Nearby seafood restaurants, such as Turner's Seafood and Sea Level Oyster Bar, offer dining options in the area, with the latter providing a view of the harbor....Read More