Martha's Vineyard: Ultimate Getaway
Collected by Danielle Walsh, AFAR Contributor
Just a 45-minute ferry ride from Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard is a heavenly place to relax on the beach, indulge in delicious seafood, and enjoy some nightlife. Here's how we like to do it.
Chilmark, MA 02535, USA
Despite staying on the island in October, the quaint Edgartown was still buzzing with people due to the holiday weekend. A spontaneous drive to the western side of the island proved fruitful and showed us that there is more than just picturesque...
80 Trinity Park, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557, USA
Martha’s Vineyard’s Camp Meeting Association is a collection of concentric circles of teeny Victorian gingerbread houses in a rainbow palette and a National Historic Landmark. "Illumination Night" is an annual Campground tradition of adorning the...
Edgartown, MA, USA
Martha's Vineyard is an Island of the Coast of Cape Cod. You can get there by boat within an hour. There are several lighthouses to see on the Island and some offer tours during the Summer. This one is in a town called Edgartown. You take a short...
Edgartown, MA 02539, USA
One of the coolest free experiences on Martha's Vineyard is a morning at Katama Airfield to watch the World War II-era planes take off and land. These are no amateur pilots, either: the planes can be seen doing impressive aerial tricks over South...
Chilmark, MA 02535, USA
Head to the western coast of Martha's Vineyard for one of its most beautiful beaches—and to watch the sunset over the ocean, a rare pleasure for an East Coaster. Make sure to bring a blanket, some wine and beer, and a picnic and be merry with the...
120 Meshacket Road, GPS: 290 West Tisbury Rd, Edgartown, MA 02539, USA
If you're in a rental house in Martha's Vineyard and want to cook a feast, head to Morning Glory Farm to find locally grown produce, organic meats, global cheeses, and expertly baked pies. After a day of lounging in the sun—and before a night of...
5932, 270 Upper Main St, Edgartown, MA 02539, USA
While it's not in Edgartown's bustling center, Bad Martha is one of the best places to hang out post-beach or pre-dinner in Martha's Vineyard. It's a fully functional brewery and tasting room, offering about a dozen beers made on-site and...
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