This summer my family of four are planning on doing a day trip to Martha's Vineyard from Cape Cod. We are staying in Dennis Port and plan on taking the Steamship Authority from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven because it's the cheapest option.
We are not taking our car therefore I'm wondering what there is to do in Vineyard Haven and how easy is it to get to Edgartown. We want to see the gingerbread houses and the carousel. We also wouldn't mind visiting Gayhead to see the lighthouse and cliffs. Is there a good beach to go to in Vineyard Haven or Edgartown?
I'll be honest, I haven't researched Martha's Vineyard much yet as I've been busy with Cape Cod, so I hope I'm not asking redundant questions, although I probably am. Basically, I'm just wondering how easy transportation will be around the island with a 12 and 4 year old and if it's costly and what people would suggest doing on the island while we're there.