Martha's Vineyard Travel Guide
Oak Bluffs - Doll Houses
Oak Bluffs - Doll Houses
Port at Vineyard Haven
The Vineyard's Whaling History is...
The Flying Horses Carousel in Oak Bluffs
Summertime fun, fantastic beaches, good shopping, many choices
In a nutshell
A nice escape from the mainland
Spent a morning in Menemsha, checking out its shops, beautiful harbor, and beach. It's main street is picturesquely filled with sun bleached shingled structures, inlets and marshes.Apparently, part of the movie "Jaws" was filmed here. I need to re-watch this movie soon. Oh!...
Oak Bluffs Campground
On my first trip to Martha's Vineyard - a day trip over 10 years ago - I walked through the campground briefly. I remember the square with the tabernacle and how it was surrounded by cute cottages. I knew I wanted to see this again on my return trip to the vineyard. On our...
The beach at Menemsha was beautiful and busy. It's small yet open to the public. We didn't "do" the beach here but we did sit on its low wall and eat our lunch there. We got a parking space right by the water and it was free. So if you're looking for a beach to hang out on...
Black Dog Madness in Vineyard Haven
So, we all know about The Black Dog and how it's synonymous with Martha's Vineyard. But I never realized how you can find the stores everywhere (just about) and how they own their own little complex of shops and other things in Vineyard Haven. There's a tavern, a snack-bar,...
Gay Head Cliffs
Lucky us. We visited the Gay Head Cliffs on a clear and sunny day. Although I'm sure they'd be beautiful in any weather, we had optimum vistas as a result. This is a no-brainer. It's free and the walk to them is short and lined with shops. Go do this!
2 Reviews and 201 Opinions Stayed for 2 nights at the Mansion House this week with mixed results. Got a suite with a fireplace...
Linda Jean's Restaurant in Oak Bluffs: Tasty Family Style Dining
Although I enjoyed my meal here I probably wouldn't pick it for a dinner again. Aside from the fact that you can't have a glass of wine with your meal, by dinnertime the floors had quite a bit of spilled french fries and other food items from the lunch hour. I guess this is...
Waterside Market in Vineyard Haven: Now THAT'S a sandwich!
We asked a local about a good lunch spot and they sent us to the Waterside Market. It was bustling and there was a line to order food but we lucked out and got a table almost right away. Although you can do take out, it was so cute in here that we really wanted to enjoy our...
Tisberry: Tis Tasty!
Twas a hot 'n sunny day. In spite of gigantic sandwiches we'd had for lunch we wanted something refreshing. We saw a sign for Tisberry and followed it down a small street off Main. My friends had some Arnold Palmers (iced tea and lemonade) but I opted for a coconut...
Seafood Shanty - Edgartown: The Crabcakes were Yummy!
Had our last dinner on the island at Seafood Shanty restaurant. It's a lovely setting, right by the water, on the harbor. It was too chilly to sit on the roofdeck but luckily we got a table in their back room which is covered in windows. So we all had a view of the water as...
Menemsha Fish Market: Hot Lobster Roll Heaven
I went for it - the $20 hot lobster roll. And I knew this was the place to do it. Menemsha Fish Market is a market with a take-out counter. Okay, they also have a little corner with souvenirs. But what better souvenir can you get than the memory of an awesome meal?
Back Door Donuts - Oak Bluffs: Illicit Sounding Sweet Stuff
Every night, behind Martha's Vineyard Gourmet Cafe & Bakery they sell freshly made donuts from 7:30 PM-12:58AM. Folks line up to wait for the goodies and their smell permeates the air in the immediate area. I didn't think I wanted any so I sat on a bench and accessed 3G (Not...
Ferry to and from The Vineyard
You can fly into MV but I'm guessing that most of its visitors go to Woods Hole and hop on ferry like we did. We took a car on board which cost each of the 3 of us $60 for a the round-trip. What a steal.It's a 45 minute trip and you can sit on one of the top outdoor levels...
Getting to Martha's Vineyard
When traveling from the Cape to the Vineyard, the ferries operated by Hy-Line Cruises are a great way to get there. The Cape-Vineyard route runs from Hyannis to Oak Bluffs. Options include the high-speed ferry (55 minutes each way) or the traditional ferry (1 hour 35 minutes...
Third/One World Trading - Oak Bluffs: Yummy Imports
I love stores like this that are full of fun 'n funky and reasonably priced imported items. I could shop in them forever! I bought an adorable tunic that I wore during my trip. It's bright and comfortable and the perfect summer thing to wear. It will be a lovely souvenir for...
Gay Head Cliffs Shops: Vistas 'n Tschotskes!
You may find yourself in the mood to both shop and take in a beautiful view. If you're in Martha's Vineyard then you'll be in luck when you visit the cliffs at Gay Head. There's a small strip of shops and snack bars that line about half the walk to the scenic cliff overlook....
Ride on the Flying Horses
Try your luck at catching the brass ring and winning a free ride on the oldest working carousel in the U.S., which has been enchanting children and adults for over a hundred years. The 20 hand-carved horses on this official historic landmark have real horsehair manes and...
Deer Tick On "Up Country Tour"- The Aquanish Area
I am writing to warn travelers planning to vacation on the island of Martha’s Vineyard to beware of deer ticks. My vacation on Martha’s Vineyard this past August 2010 resulted in a “perfect storm,” leaving me with a life-threatening condition after being bitten by a Lyme...
Careful for the Wild Turkeys
We have wild turkeys in Georgia, but they sure don't act like the stuck-up ones you see on the island---they don't move for anybody when they are crossing the street---you really can't just plow into them---they are really slow, so be carefull and don't run them over---they...
Founded as a Methodist religious camp in 1835, the town evolved into the island's first summer resort. Canvas camp tents gave way to a permanent cluster of brightly painted Victorian gingerbread cottages. If you happen to be in Oak Bluffs on a certain Wednesday evening in...
Martha's Vineyard Sharks Baseball
The Martha's Vineyard Sharks are a summer wooden-bat collegiate baseball team. The roster is composed of baseball players from some of the top collegiate programs in the country. The Sharks play a 50-game season at the Vineyard Baseball Park in Oak Bluffs. Concessions are...
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