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Things to Do in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

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Martha’s Vineyard Things to Do

Martha’s Vineyard is a beautiful island with so much to see and do.

At the Beach

Visit South Beach in Katama. This free beach with easy parking can be quite crowded in the peak season. Driving a vehicle on the beach is permitted, but make sure to deflate your tires first.

The beach with the multi-colored Gayhead cliffs in Aquinnah as a beautiful backdrop is a wonderful place to watch the sunset. It is rumored that the beach is clothing-optional.

Unique Tours of Martha’s Vineyard

Get a unique view of Martha’s Vineyard from the air. Adventurous tourists can catch a ride for two on a vintage biplane at the Katama Airfield in Edgartown.

First time visitors may want to book a bus tour of the island when they arrive. Tourists learn about the history and culture of the island.

Sea-loving tourists can take a private tour of the island by boat, or even take part in a “Spa at Sea” program.

Explore the Martha’s Vineyard by bike. It is easy to rent a bicycle in any town to take advantage of the extensive bike trails on the island.

What to do in Oak Bluffs

Oak Bluffs, in the north of the island, is a favorite tourist destinations. It is the perfect place to have lunch why waiting for the ferry off the island.

No trip to Martha’s Vineyard is complete without a visit to the Gingerbread House in Oak Bluffs. These turn-of-the-century tiny cottages look like they belong in a storybook. Visitors can spend a lovely afternoon walking around the old Methodist Campground, and admire the homes.

Travelers can return to a simpler time in history by visiting the famous Flying Horses in Oak’s Bluff. This carousel was built in 1876, and it is the oldest operating merry-go-round in the United States. Riders try to catch the brass ring, and win a free ride.

Ocean Park is a wonderful place to hangout, day or night. Check the schedule for firework displays and summer concerts.

What to do in Edgartown

Edgartown was the island’s first European settlement starting in 1642. It is a wonderful place to tour old buildings and take a walk down to the harbor.

Tourists can visit the Vineyard Museum where they can learn about the early history of the island, and its heritage of whaling and fishing.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Martha’s Vineyard.

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