We like Worcester
I went with some friends from Colgate, Hamilton and Bucknell to visit a buddy who is at Holy Cross. Have to say that we came away really liking Worcester. Sure it is a blue collar town but what that means is lots of great Italian, fish and steak houses and plenty of good pubs and fantastic diners for breakfast. Also nice and affordable off campus apartments Sure it is not a place where i would want to settle down 10 years from now. But as a college student we all came away saying how much better it was than Clinton and Hamilton New York and Lewisburg, Pa.
Check out Dino's for Italian food. Great prices and food ! You won't be sorry.