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Aug 3

10 Stunning #VacationYou Scenes from July

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Posted by the Mass Office of Travel and Tourism

Thanks to summer weather and plenty of sunshine, July produced some magnificent Vacation You scenes from all around Massachusetts.

For those who haven’t yet had the chance to explore it, Vacation You is our guide to summer and everything great about it in Massachusetts. On the Vacation You website, you can flip through a boatload of vacation ideas, ranging from artsy to sandy and everywhere in between.

While vacation ideas are always good, winning a vacation is even better. And the best thing about Vacation You is that it can make that happen, too! Every month, we’re selecting at random one Instagram user who has tagged a photo with #vacationyou and giving that lucky someone a Massachusetts getaway.

During the past couple of months, there have been more than 2,300 picturesque Instagram photos tagged with #vacationyou, including some particularly dazzling scenes during July.

First off, we’d like to say thank you to everyone who has entered the sweepstakes, and especially to those who have been generous enough to let us share their images. Now, here are 10 of our favorites from the past month.

Nantasket Beach on Nantucket by @jenniferd1211

Nantasket Beach on Nantucket by @jenniferd1211

Gamlin Crystal Spring in Groton, MA by @amyallworth

Gamlin Crystal Spring in Groton, MA by @amyallworth

Sculpture at the 2014 Sand Sculpting Festival in Revere, MA by @jeanine554

Sculpture at the 2014 Sand Sculpting Festival in Revere, MA by @jeanine554

Cape Cod Canal anniversary fireworks as seen from Sandwich, MA by @beccafo

Cape Cod Canal anniversary fireworks as seen from Sandwich, MA by @beccafo

The Green River Festival in Greenfield, MA by @lmcreates

The Green River Festival in Greenfield, MA by @lmcreates

Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA by @saxkl

Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA by @saxkl

The view from Naumkeag in Stockbridge, MA by @beautifulfindings

The view from Naumkeag in Stockbridge, MA by @beautifulfindings

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Sunset at The Farm Institute in Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard by @marnely

Brewster Gardens in Plymouth, MA by @chalis2

Brewster Gardens in Plymouth, MA by @chalis2

Boston Harbor by @nsmirza13

Boston Harbor by @nsmirza13

If you haven’t yet entered the Vacation You sweepstakes, fret not! There’s plenty of time left in August, which is the final month to partake, and throwing your hat in the ring is easy. Just follow the instructions below:

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To see two months’ worth of splendid #vacationyou scenes, with many more to come, follow us on Instagram. For a look at all that Vacation You can do in Massachusetts, just click here.

If you could take a vacation anywhere in Massachusetts, where would you go? Tell us below in the comments!

Photo at the top: Essex River Sunset by Cliff Amero

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  • http://www.thedistractedwanderer.com Linda Orlomoski

    “Anywhere in Massachusetts” … wow, that’s a tough one as there are so many great places to visit from the North Shore to the Berkshires and everywhere in between! That said, I would totally love to visit the Boston Harbor Islands – especially once Boston Light is up and running again for its big anniversary next year. That’s going to be awesome!

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