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Top Choice American in Worcester

Armsby Abbey

The Abbey rakes in all sorts of awards for its locally sourced, slow-food menu and stellar selection of craft beers on tap. Think comfort food with a gourmet twist. They are very big on farmstead cheeses here; choos…
Antiques in Sturbridge

Brimfield Antique Show

Six miles west of Sturbridge is the Brimfield Antique Show, the largest outdoor antiques fair in North America. How big is it? This mecca for collectors of antique furniture, toys and tools takes place on 23 farmers…
Museum in Sturbridge

Old Sturbridge Village

Historic buildings from throughout the region have been moved to this site to re-create a New England town from the 1830s, with 40 restored structures filled with antiques. Rather than labeling the exhibits, this mu…
Farm in Sturbridge

Hyland Orchard & Rapscallion Brewery

In a picture-perfect red barn surrounded by bucolic farmland, this farm offers something for everyone. The craft brewery produces a dozen different beers, including three or four different IPAs (order by the flight …
Museum in Worcester

EcoTarium

This museum and 'center for environmental exploration' presents an array of exhibits to intrigue young minds. The new outdoor exhibit area features many places to dig, build, climb, move and create – and that's in a…
Vegetarian in Worcester

Belmont Vegetarian

Proof positive that beautiful flowers can bloom in the most unassuming of places, Belmont offers huge portions of Jamaican-inspired vegetarian fare with enough soulful flavor to convert the most hardened carnivore. …
Museum in Sturbridge

St Anne Shrine

Since WWII it has been illegal to export icons from Russia, so the collection of 60 rare works preserved at St Anne Shrine's Russian icon exhibit is an unusual treasure. Monsignor Pie Neveu, a Roman Catholic Assumpt…
American in Sturbridge

Salem Cross Inn

Built in 1705, Salem Cross Inn is set on 600 green acres in a bucolic country landscape. Feast on specialties such as calf's liver with bacon and caramelized onions or lavender duck. In addition to the main dining r…
Museum in Worcester

Worcester Art Museum

During Worcester's golden age, its captains of industry bestowed largess upon the town. The Worcester Art Museum, off Main St, remains a generous and impressive bequest. The museum's unexpected and comprehensive col…
Diner in Worcester

Boulevard Diner

Opened in 1936, this old dining car has not changed much since. Experience red Formica tables, dark wooden booths, old iceboxes and a big painting of a yellow-jacketed dude. Food-wise, enjoy breakfast 24/7, plus a m…