Cheap things to Do in Worcester

By: Meredith Backman ’22

Let’s face it, as a college student our funds aren’t necessarily overflowing. You want to do something fun and interesting on the weekends or at night, but end up sitting in your room, eating whatever’s left in your snack supply, and rewatching shows you just finished. This list is comprised of budget-friendly places that you don’t have to feel bad about enjoying!

1.    Worcester Art Museum

It’s close to campus, the installations change every few months offering a variety of exhibits to check out, and best of all: it’s free admission!

2.    Mechanics Hall Brown Bag Concerts

Mechanics Hall offers these free concerts which happen around lunch time, offering lunch at the venue or you can bring your own!

3.    Ecotarium

$14 for students with school ID card, and if you have a Bank of America card, you get free admission for the first weekend of every month (need your card and matching photo ID)

4.    Crompton Collective

A collection of artisans, vintage antique vendors, including food! 

5.    Bancroft Tower

The tower is located on top of a scenic hill in the woods, offering a great views, an easy walk up and down from the site, and a great opportunity for pictures!

6.    Live Action Escapes

This escape room company offers a variety of different themed rooms to explore and unlock! The rates are $27 per person, but if you book a private game you get 10% off the total cost and you get to solve the room with just your friends!

7.    Maple Hill Disc Golf

This local disc golf course offers $10 weekday pass, weekends 5/25-10-8, a $20 all-day pass, and 10/9-5/25 $10 all-day pass

8.    Green Hill Golf Course 

This scenic golf course offers a killer student deal as a membership: only $40! Renting golf carts are also cheap if you don’t want to walk from each hole, but it’s sure to kill a bunch of hours while having a good game. Kaden McSheffrey, class of 2022, says that whenever he goes, it’s an “all-around good time”.

9. The Palladium

Located in downtown Worcester, this venue has a jam-packed lineup of performances that range from classical, rock, rap, country, and more. Tickets are priced fairly and you can always find something you’re interested in!

10. Ski Ward Ski Area

With the winter upon us, having a place to ski just a town over is amazingly convenient! Ticket prices vary from $17-$55 depending on time and day of the week. The Ski Ward also has their own bar and grill, and also offers snow tubing!

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