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Worcester is a city and the county seat of Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Named after Worcester, England, as of the 2010 Census the city's population was 181,045, making it the second most populous city in New England after Boston. Worcester is located approximately 40mi west of Boston, 50mi east of Springfield and 40mi north of Providence. Due to its location in Central Massachusetts, Worcester is known as the "Heart of the Commonwealth", thus, a heart is the official symbol of the city. However, the heart symbol may also have its provenance in lore that the mass-produced Valentine's Day card was invented in the city.Worcester was considered its own distinct region apart from Boston until the 1970s. Since then, Boston's suburbs have been moving out further westward, especially after the construction of Interstate 495 and Interstate 290. The Worcester region now marks the western periphery of the Boston-Worcester-Providence (MA-RI-NH) U.S. Census Combined Statistical Area (CSA), or Greater Boston. The city features many examples of Victorian-era mill architecture.Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your United States trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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Boston BEST FOR: Historic Walking Area, History Museum, Art Museum Sandwich BEST FOR: Specialty Museum, Science Museum, Pier / Boardwalk Cambridge BEST FOR: University / School, Landmark, Natural History Museum Provincetown BEST FOR: Beach, Dolphin / Whale Watching, Landmark Falmouth BEST FOR: Biking Trail, Lighthouse, Aquarium
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