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Posted by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

Ever notice how you’re a little bit different on vacation? A little more relaxed. A little more carefree. And a little more fun.

Summer is the time for vacation, and with three months of warm weather on our doorstep, we’d like to introduce you to a new way to enjoy all that Massachusetts has to offer: Vacation You.
How does Vacation You work? It’s simple. Just go to and take a look around to see what tickles your fancy.
When you arrive at the website, you’ll find a variety of activity and event suggestions, each one offering something a little bit different for summer travelers and adventurers.
If your ideal summer day involves a whole lot of beach time, Vacation You has you covered. Click “Explore” in the “Lounging on a Beach” bubble and you’ll get a real-time look at some of the best Instagram beach scenes from across Massachusetts, as well as the latest Twitter buzz about Massachusetts beaches.
Lounging on a Beach Instagram
Once you’ve checked out what people are seeing and saying, click on the “Fun Ideas” tab and you’ll be able to view plenty of beach day trip ideas perfect for a summer day. At the “Fun Ideas” section, a comprehensive list of Massachusetts beaches will also be just one click away.
Lounging on a Beach Fun Ideas
If the beach isn’t Vacation You, fear not! There are plenty of other ways to make the most of sunny weather, from getting artsy to being outdoorsy to eating ice cream. With seven total categories of entertaining ways to spend the day, you won’t ever have to worry about any lazy days this summer (unless, of course, that’s exactly what you want).
Vacation You isn’t just about serving up great ideas for summer fun in Massachusetts, though. It’s also about giving you the chance to experience it all for free!
Each month, we’ll be giving away an awesome Massachusetts vacation to one lucky New England resident. To enter to win the trip, all you need to do is take a photo on Instagram and tag it with #vacationyou and one of the hashtags listed below.
Meet Vacation You
Once you’ve done that, not only will you be entered for your chance to win a Massachusetts getaway, but your photo will also be pulled into the nifty Vacation You website and displayed in one of the bubbles.
Along with real-time scenes and commentary from around Massachusetts, Vacation You also supplies you with a quick path to all the necessary resources for a great summer trip around the Commonwealth, including where to stay, how to get around and much more.
If you’re keen on seeing even more summer scenes from around Massachusetts, keep an eye on our Instagram account, as we’ll be sharing spectacular #vacationyou scenes throughout the entire summer.

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#vacationyou #sun by Matthew Daniel at Snipatuit Pond in Rochester, MA

So, have at it! Enjoy the longer days, the summer weather and let Vacation You run free. You just might discover another side to yourself and you’ll definitely have a great time.