MA Posted in Massachusetts May 03, 2016 by Sophia 17 Things That Come To Everyone’s Mind When They Think Of Massachusetts Have you ever wondered what pops into your out-of-state friends’ minds when they think of Massachusetts? There are definitely some things that seem to be universally associated with the Bay State. 1. Gorgeous Beaches Flickr/JD Forget the tropics. Some of the best beaches in the world are right here. In fact, Men's World rated Wellfleet one of the best beach towns on earth. 2. Snow. Snow. And even more snow. Flickr/DanielCon We have to pay for those amazing summer days somehow, right? 3. Dunkin' Donuts Flickr/Mike Mozart The official colors of Massachusetts might as well be pink and orange. 4. The Red Sox Flickr/BPL Massachusetts has stuck with its home team through thick and thin. And there has been a lot of thin. 5. Fenway Park Flickr/mgstanton The historic park and the Green Monster has a special place in Massachusetts iconography. 6. The Kennedy Family Flickr/thesmuggler- Night of the Swallow" Almost everyone seems to know a guy who knows a guy whose cousin partied with the Kennedys. 7. Clam Chowder Flickr/Simon Shek Thick, white, and full of tender clams. That's the way Massachusetts does it. 8. Cape Cod & The Islands Flickr/m01229 Massachusetts natives may think of these places as the root of summer traffic, but the rest of the world sees them as amazing holiday destinations (which they definitely are). 9. World-class Schools Flickr/Laura B. Boston in particular is full of incredible universities that are known the world over. 10. Parking a car in Harvard Yard. Spoiler: you can't. Flickr/Henry Zbyszynski 11. Boston Accents Flickr/Nicholas Erwin Everyone assumes people from Boston speak like Ben Affleck in "The Town." 12. Democrats Flickr/nevermindtheend Yup. We've got 'em. 13. Bad Drivers Flickr/Dirk Knight Got those too. Especially in Boston. 14. Del's Lemonade Flickr/Wally Gobetz It's a sweet, citrusy, summer tradition. 15. Sam Adams Flickr/MOTT Brewed in Boston and made with real Massachusetts spirit. And, you know, hops. 16. Lizzie Borden Flickr/MOTT Schoolchildren around the country know Lizzie Borden's rhyme. 17. The American Revolution Flickr/Doug This is the state that started it all. Massachusetts is full of national landmarks that celebrate our state's part in obtaining liberty from the British. What things come to mind when you think about Massachusetts?