Martha’s Vineyard a Historic Island
This beautiful and historic island is located off the Coast of Massachusetts. The only ways of transportation to get to Martha’s Vineyard is either by ferry or air. You can take a ferry from Rhode Island, New York or Falmouth, Massachusetts. There are several companies that will take you to this island, depending on the season, but there is one that operates every day throughout the whole year and that is Steamship Authority. It won’t even take you an hour to get to this charming place. If on the other hand, you decide to take a plane, be sure to check with major airlines such as American Airlines, Delta or Jetblue Airways.
Staying at Martha’s Vineyard
Breathtaking views, beautiful cliffs, sea-side cottages and beautiful beaches are part of the history of this unique island.
When you arrive to Vineyard Haven (main port of entry), be sure to walk around the Main Street Shopping district where you can visit some of the most historic bookstores of Massachusetts.
Southwest of this town is West Tisbury, where you will find many historical structures and natural beauty.
Near this town is Edgartown, a fishing town filled with rolling hills, gorgeous coastlines and stone walls that takes us back to the 17th century.
If you want to spend the day at the beach, be sure to visit Edgartown, where you will find beaches such as: the Lighthouse Beach, where you can have a picnic day with your family and friends, the Katama Beach, where you can see the birds and go shell-fishing, or the South Beach, filled with extraordinary dunes and crashing waves in which you can spend the day out with your little ones thanks to its convenient on-duty lifeguards and restrooms.
Don’t forget to visit the very famous 1800’s Gingerbread Cottages in Oak Bluffs, where every single one of them is different and the oldest continuous carousel in the U.S, the Flying Horses Carousel.
Another town that you can’t miss is Aquinnah, where you will find the historic Gay Head Lighthouse and its gorgeous surrounding cliffs.
Accommodation & Dining
There are many bed and breakfasts and hotels around the island if you are planning to stay. Some suggestions are: The Duck Inn, a historic farmhouse in Aquinnah, the Summercamp Hotel in Oak Bluffs or the Lark Hotels in Edgartown.
For dining we suggest Mad Martha’s famous homemade ice cream and, Chesca’s Gourmet and Comfort food, both in Edgartown. Also, Oak bluffs-back door donuts that sells the most delicious late night donuts.
Finally, we advise you rent-a-bike in order to go around the island. This way you can enjoy the wonderful scenery of Martha’s Vineyard.
We assure you, you will have the most memorable and epic vacation ever!