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Posted by PR Lab, guest blogger of Boston University

Summer is closer than you think. Spring semester is coming to an end, and while many of you already have summer plans, others are still deciding whether they should stay in Massachusetts to take that summer course or apply for a summer job. Massachusetts has a vibrant summer culture filled with many activities and areas to explore, which will ensure you have a great time while working or going to school!
Cape Cod
Summer is the best season to visit Cape Cod. It’s convenient location means you can spend a day or go for a long weekend trip. Swimming, spending time at the beach, staying at a quaint hotel, or walking around and enjoying the magical view and sunny skies are just some of the many activities on the Cape. It’s accessible via car, bus, ferry, or train. For more information on Cape Cod transportation.
Race point

Photo source: Art’s Dune Tours

Lawn on D
Last summer, pictures of a place with glowing swings dominated social media. These were images of The Lawn on D, which will be taking place again this year from May 21 through October 10. Make sure to drive by D street, chill at the swings, take part in the activities, and enjoy some delicious food on the exhibition’s food truck. For more info check .
Lawn on D

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Walking, Shopping & Dining in Boston
Who doesn’t enjoy walking around the city, visiting parks, stopping by small boutiques,and  enjoying a delicious meal on a restaurant’s patio? Warm weather make Spring and Summer the best seasons explore your surroundings. Some popular places to check out are the Boston Common, Charles River Esplanade, and Newbury Street. There you can find many places to dine, but make sure to request for a table in the patio and have your food and drinks surrounded by the sun and fresh air. For suggestions, check out our dining and shopping pages.
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Six Flags New England
On a day off or weekend visit the world famous adventure park Six Flags with friends. Just an hour outside of Boston, you can enjoy the exhilarating rides and attractions. If extreme rides are not for you,  some of the many games the park offers will still provide a fun day.
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Kayaking on Charles River
Another option to explore in Boston is kayaking on Charles River. The popular activity provides views of the city from a different angle. It also a great opportunity to exercise  while having fun with your friends! For information on availability and prices check .
charles river canoe and kayak

Photo Source: Charles River Canoe & Kayak

Whale Watching Tours & Duck Tours
On the hottest summer days, a duck or whale watching tour offers a unique way to see the city and cool off. Offering up-close views of the  Charles River and Atlantic Ocean, and the chance to see wildlife and a magnificent sunset over the city, these tours are a Summer-must. For more information visit Boston Duck Tours and Boston Harbor Cruises.
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The Berkshires
If you prefer the mountains over the ocean, you should visit Western Massachusetts and the Berkshires’villages. The rural region is famous for its nature activities and art institutes.
red lion inn

Photo Source: Berkshire Visitors Bureau

Don’t forget to tag us on Twitter, @VisitMA and Instagram, #VisitMA, when you take nice pictures of your fan activities around Massachusetts!