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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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Martha’s Vineyard Tours and Transportation
Martha’s Vineyard Tours and Transportation(Oak Bluffs)
Owner description: Tour Martha's Vineyard in a 14 passenger, a/c touring van. Fully narrated by local, knowledgeable, and friendly guides. Our famous one hour tour, or, a 2.5 to 3 hour tour, which... more Owner description: Tour Martha's Vineyard in a 14 passenger, a/c touring van. Fully narrated by local, knowledgeable, and friendly guides. Our famous one hour tour, or, a 2.5 to 3 hour tour, which covers the entire island with great stops at the clay cliffs of Aquinnah and the working fishing village of Menemsha. See lighthouses, historic whaling captain homes from the 1800's on the streets of Edgartown. Enjoy Oak Bluffs, a Victorian style summer resort built around the historic Methodist Campground. We also offer 2 hour and customized tours.We travel to many places the "tour bus" cannot go....Martha's Vineyard Transport is the original van tour company, and now its seems Martha's Vineyard Excursion (ex neighbor employee) .not only copied are business plan, but also our ad picture of the van at the East Chop lighthouse.. less
Attraction type: Sightseeing Tours; Taxis & Shuttles; Private Tours; Historical & Heritage Tours; Cultural Tours
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Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA)
Martha's Vineyard Camp meeting Association (MVCMA)(Oak Bluffs)
Attraction type: Neighborhoods
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Edgartown Lighthouse
Edgartown Lighthouse(Edgartown)
Owner description: The Martha's Vineyard Museum is privileged to be the steward of three of the Island's lighthouses. The East Chop, Edgartown, and Gay Head lighthouses are not only historic... more Owner description: The Martha's Vineyard Museum is privileged to be the steward of three of the Island's lighthouses. The East Chop, Edgartown, and Gay Head lighthouses are not only historic reminders of a bygone age, but are working beacons that still send a light out into the night. Beyond their important functional role, these structures also offer visitors spectacular views of the breathtaking beauty of Vineyard Sound, the simple elegance of Edgartown Harbor & Chappaquiddick, and the majestic cliffs of Aquinnah. Major renovations completed in 2007, including installation of a staircase to the lantern room, allow the interior of the Edgartown Light to be open to visitors. A lighthouse keeper will be available and the doors will be open during designated hours. Parking is available, but limited, on North Water Street. The Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) busses drop off on Church Street in Edgartown. It is a 5-10 minute walk to the lighthouse from this location. less
Attraction type: Lighthouses
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South Beach
South Beach(Edgartown)
Attraction type: Beaches
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Aquinnah Cliffs
Aquinnah Cliffs(Aquinnah)
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Geologic Formations; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Back Door Donuts
Back Door Donuts
Ranked #1 of 52 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Price:
Cuisines: American
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Cash Only, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
The Red Cat Kitchen at Ken N' Beck
The Red Cat Kitchen at Ken N' Beck
Ranked #2 of 52 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Price: $20 - $60
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Among The Flowers Cafe
Among The Flowers Cafe
Ranked #1 of 66 Restaurants in Edgartown
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company
Martha's Vineyard Chowder Company
Ranked #3 of 52 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Price: $12 - $40
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Contemporary
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Linda Jean's Restaurant
Linda Jean's Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 52 Restaurants in Oak Bluffs
Cuisines: American
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The Dockside Inn
The Dockside Inn
$99 - $225
Ranked #2 of 16 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
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Madison Inn
2.5 of 5
Madison Inn
$120 - $209
Ranked #3 of 16 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
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Mansion House
2.5 of 5
Mansion House
$125 - $422
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Vineyard Haven
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

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Oak Bluffs Inn
3.0 of 5
Oak Bluffs Inn
$194 - $474
Ranked #1 of 16 Oak Bluffs B&B and Inns
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The Hob Knob
The Hob Knob
$230 - $717
Ranked #1 of 11 Edgartown B&B and Inns
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Pequot Hotel
3.0 of 5
Pequot Hotel
$109 - $243
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Oak Bluffs
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites
4.0 of 5
Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites
$189 - $574
Ranked #2 of 11 Edgartown B&B and Inns
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.