Worcester will surprise you—not only because it’s the second largest city in New England, after Boston. It was always known for its innovation in commerce, industry, education, and social thought! In 1776, the first reading if the Declaration of Independence was in front of Worcester City Hall. In 1908, the largest US employer of over 1200 women was the Royal Worcester Corset Factory. Anarchist Emma Goldman lived here and 1960s radical Abbie Hoffman was born in Worcester.
Commuting by car is the most popular way to travel, but certain parts of the city are actually very walkable. Residents in the heart of the city can easily access the museums, the Historic Districts, and Clark University by foot. Cycling enthusiasts won't find a great deal of bike lanes, but the hills around town will make sure that you're getting a workout and there are plenty of established trails to explore. Public transportation is available through the Worcester Regional Transit Authority bus fleet and commuter rail is offered through the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Plus the Worcester Regional Airport is in town too.