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Because we all know the two most beautiful words in the 英语 language are summer afternoon…
夏天 is that inevitable time of year when all year-round routine halts. We find ourselves at the kitchen table doing Google searches 和 posting social media statuses, asking our friends/family for recommendations on what to do. 为 those of you planning to visit Massachusetts, I have good news! This article will serve as a quick guide on things you can do outdoors 今年夏天.
图片来源: 查尔斯河boat Tour
的re are probably 101 ways to enjoy the 查尔斯河 今年夏天. You’ll just want to decide if you’d prefer to relish the picturesque view from the banks or get a little adventurous. Either way, the 查尔斯河 offers a variety of enjoyable activities,如 皮划艇, 航行, 鸭之旅, having a picnic on the 散步路，或采取 查尔斯河boat Tour. A jaunty way to get around the city is using the convenient bike-renting system called BLUEbikes.
图片来源: 波士顿 Harbor Cruises
Going from city to marine life 和 back in less than a day, this experience is sure to provide a joyous outing.
Another essential Massachusetts experience is visiting our mammal friends at the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary (aka the glorious, ocean space off the coastline!) for three hours of 观赏鲸鱼. 这个旅游 by 波士顿 Harbor Cruises includes knowledgeable commentary from experts 和 a guaranteed sighting of the whales (free ticket to return if you happen to miss the whales). And if you love the water, consider making a visit to the 港的岛屿.
As a student 在波士顿, most days I appreciate the opportunity to pay nothing for fun-filled freebies (with a great view!). 在公园里野餐,如 波士顿公园 和 波士顿 Public Garden, are an unparalleled way to let go of all your hovering stress 和 soak up the sunshine. Add a hammock, music, some friends, this will be your new favorite summer thing to do.
的 Commonwealth is always buzzing with concerts 和 performances from prominent talented artists.
体育爱好者, of course I didn’t forget you! From hanging out at local sports bars to watching a 红袜队 game at Fenway, the friendly-competition vibe is everywhere. Even if you’re not into sports, 像我这样的, you will find yourself picking teams 和 enjoying the energetic setting.
图片来源: Norman Rockwell 博物馆
不用说, Massachusetts is a historically significant state, with rich backstories 和 prominent 博物馆 所有年龄. 美术博物馆, 波士顿 Tea Party Ships & 博物馆, Isabella Stewart Gardner 博物馆 of Art are just some of the notable depository of archives with在波士顿 itself, perfect for a weekend in the city. Beyond 波士顿, you can visit the Harvard 博物馆 of Natural 历史 (剑桥) Norman Rockwell 博物馆 (Stockbridge), 捕鲸博物馆 (楠塔基特岛), 皮博迪埃塞克斯博物馆 (Salem), 朝圣者纪念碑 & 普罗温斯敦博物馆 (普罗温斯敦), 克拉克 (威廉姆斯), 伍斯特艺术博物馆 (伍斯特). 这样的例子不胜枚举!
图片来源: 文化博物馆 & 花园
Other areas of Massachusetts also contain wonderful opportunities for summer memories waiting to be made.
Berkshire East in Charlemont welcomes adventurous zipping enthusiasts, also provides the 山顶之旅. 为 an excursion into parks, beaches, wineries, breweries – visit 普利茅斯. 莱诺克斯 in Lenox is a great resting spot for a picnic 和 some classical music brought to you by the 波士顿 Symphony Orchestra. 科德角 is another great destination for beach resorts 和 day spas, with plenty to see,如 the 文化博物馆 和 花园, 好望角剧场, Provincetown Library.
图片来源: Margo Tabb
Speaking of beaches, no summer is complete without at 至少 a weekend in the s和 和 sun. 的 beaches in Massachusetts are ideal for a lazy afternoon of splashing in the water 和 relaxing in the sun. Some of the recommended beaches are 海岸警卫队的海滩 (Eastham), 唱歌的海滩 (曼彻斯特) Horseneck Beach State Reservation (韦斯特波特), 海滩 (普罗温斯敦), 起重机海滩 (伊普斯维奇).
夏天 is the ultimate time to de-stress 和 get your body in the best shape of the year, so make sure to make some time for fun as well. Make this an unforgettable summer in Massachusetts!
Feature photo, credit: 波士顿鸭子游