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For Canadians, the 3rd weekend in May, or the “May Long” (weekend is implied), is the unofficial start to summer.  While technically this is the Victoria Day weekend — named in honor of Queen Victoria’s birthday — most Canadians are feeling victorious for surviving yet another cold northern winter. This is a nation where we break out the shorts at the first thaw; so, we’re pretty pleased to kick off the season with a weekend at the cottage or in our backyards with a barbecue. For tourists, here are 5 classic things to do in Canada this summer:
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Calling all Instagrammers! Do you often find yourself spending wayyyy too much time pondering which filter to use on that amazing travel photo you snapped? Well, it’s time to put your skills to use! We want you to share your fun summer photos with us, and our favorites may be featured on TravelChannel.com, on our Instagram account or even in an on-air commercial!

Here’s how to submit your photos:
1. Instagram your favorite summer travel photos (you can submit more than 1!)

2. Use the hashtag #MySummer and tag @TravelChannel in the description
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3. Be sure to enter the destination of your photo in the description!

So when you’re on vacation this summer, watching waves break on the shore or soaking up the sun by the pool, don’t forget to snap a pic and Instagram it! You could end up seeing it on TV!

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The El Matador State Beach is probably just as photogenic as the swimsuit models who are often found posing on its sleek stretches of sand.  If you plan to make the trip, keep your eyes peeled for the sandy hideaway off the Pacific Coast Highway and be aware of the steep 150-foot hike from its upper cliffs down to the beach.

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Book fishing excursions and watersports activities here, or check out its shops, bars and restaurants at the South Beach Marina on the southwest end of Hilton Head Island.  We recommend an alfresco sunset meal at the famous Salty Dog Café after a day on the island’s renowned golf courses.

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Plan the perfect summertime escape for artists, lovers and the wild at heart. Head to Provincetown, the quaint retreat at the tip of Cape Cod that’s famous for its pilgrim past, whale-watching, time-proven art scene and free-spirited gay culture.

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No matter what you want out of an escape, you’ll find it here — remarkable restaurants, unforgettable clubs, dreamy shopping or lounge-y days by the pool — all washed in neon and art deco whimsy. Although Miami Beach elevates and redefines crazy, sexy and cool.

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We’re getting ready for the summer, and there’s no better way to help you prepare than to take a virtual vacation to some of the best beaches in the US. Go sunbathing or surfing on Santa Monica Beach, take a stroll along the Santa Monica Pier, or enjoy the rides — like Pacific Plunge, West Coaster or Sea Dragon — at the amusement park.

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Located just 1 mile northeast of downtown Atlanta, the 189-acre Piedmont Park hosts special events like the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Festival Peachtree Latino and “Screen on the Green,” with beautiful Lake Clara Meer as the backdrop. Two playgrounds, picnic shelters and tennis courts make this a family-friendly destination for local and tourists alike.

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Reaching heights of 16 stories, these unique trees can be found throughout Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay. Visitors can also enjoy an elevated view of the gardens from the OCBC Skyway or Supertree-Top Bistro.

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Head to Baltimore’s historic Inner Harbor to experience Dolphin Discovery and Shark Alley at the National Aquarium.  For more kid-friendly fun, families should visit attractions like the USS Tork submarine, Lightship Chesapeake and paddleboats.

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