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Martha's Vineyard
Yes, getting there is a bit of a project. But vacationers have been braving the ferry for years, and this tiny island off Cape Cod remains one of the most popular and picturesque destinations in New England. Among the island's towns, you're sure to find the Vineyard that's right for you. With stately Greek revival houses dating back to the whaling era of the early 19th century, Edgartown is a seaside village of boutique shopping and pristine harbor views. For more of a "beach town" feel, Oak Bluffs has the Flying Horses carousel, an arcade and an easy walk to the beach, plus the history and charm of the "gingerbread" houses in the Methodist campgrounds. Vineyard Haven offers visitors a blend of both. For a... more Yes, getting there is a bit of a project. But vacationers have been braving the ferry for years, and this tiny island off Cape Cod remains one of the most popular and picturesque destinations in New England. Among the island's towns, you're sure to find the Vineyard that's right for you. With stately Greek revival houses dating back to the whaling era of the early 19th century, Edgartown is a seaside village of boutique shopping and pristine harbor views. For more of a "beach town" feel, Oak Bluffs has the Flying Horses carousel, an arcade and an easy walk to the beach, plus the history and charm of the "gingerbread" houses in the Methodist campgrounds. Vineyard Haven offers visitors a blend of both. For a real retreat, Chilmark/Aquinnah is the place to get away from it all. In the off-season, the island is quieter and far less crowded, but the shore is always beautiful. Whenever you visit, leave your car behind! Cabs are plentiful and greet the incoming ferries to help you reach your destination. Most visitors prefer to explore the island on a bicycle, scooter or tourist-friendly public buses. less

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Nearby recommended attractions:

Oak Bluffs Campground
Oak Bluffs Campground(Oak Bluffs)
Attraction type: Neighborhoods
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Aquinnah Cliffs
Aquinnah Cliffs(Aquinnah)
Attraction type: Historic sites; Geologic formations; Landmarks & points of interest
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South Beach
South Beach(Edgartown)
Attraction type: Beaches
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Gay Head Light  (Aquinnah Light)
Gay Head Light (Aquinnah Light)(Aquinnah)
Attraction type: Lighthouses
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Edgartown Lighthouse
Edgartown Lighthouse(Edgartown)
Attraction type: Lighthouses
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Nearby recommended restaurants:

Back Door Donuts
Back Door Donuts
Ranked #1 of 48 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Price:
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dessert
The Red Cat Kitchen at Ken N' Beck
The Red Cat Kitchen at Ken N' Beck
Ranked #2 of 48 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Price: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
20byNine
20byNine
Ranked #3 of 48 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Price: $8 - $20
Cuisines: American, Gastropub
Menemsha Fish Market
Menemsha Fish Market
Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Menemsha
Cuisines: Seafood
Artcliff Diner
Artcliff Diner
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Kathleen's Kottage on Martha's Vineyard
Kathleen's Kottage on Martha's Vineyard
$125 - $275
Ranked #1 of 16 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
The Dockside Inn
The Dockside Inn
$99 - $225
Ranked #3 of 16 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
Madison Inn
2.5 of 5
Madison Inn
$143 - $299
Ranked #4 of 16 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Oak Bluffs Inn
3.0 of 5
Oak Bluffs Inn
$255 - $374
Ranked #2 of 16 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
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Charles & Charles
Charles & Charles
$195 - $410
Ranked #1 of 13 Vineyard Haven B&B and Inns
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Isabelle's Beach House
3.0 of 5
Isabelle's Beach House
$166 - $390
Ranked #5 of 16 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
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