Staycation 2012

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Stuck in Cambridge for the break? No need to worry: Flyby presents Staycation 2012, a brief guide to fulfilling all of your spring break needs right here in the 02138. Enjoy.

Sun: There's no guarantee of warm weather in Boston next week, but if you're looking to experience the sun, take a tour of the Massachusetts State House—its golden dome looks like a sun shinging from the top of Beacon Hill. If you want more sun at the end of the day, you can always eat dinner at Vinh Sun BBQ and Restaurant in Chinatown.

Relaxation: Flyby wouldn't suggest relaxing by the beach at this time of year, but what about learning the arts of meditation and defense? The Boston School of Boabom is offering free introductory classes next week, on Tuesday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at noon. Relieve stress and learn something new in the process.

Bronze: Friends who go to warm places will come back with beautifully tanned skin. Aside from the multitude of spray tanning salons in Boston, there are many other ways to bring bronze into your life. Start by exploring the multitude of bronze sculptures downtown, including one honoring the book "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey.

Culture: One of the most important part of any vacation is experiencing the culture of your destination. Take the T to the Blue Hills to hike and explore a new part of Boston. Or, rent a Zipcar and drive up the New England coast, maybe with the goal of a tour of the Newport mansions, or a lobster in Maine.

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