A Day in Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Frankly, to enjoy Martha’s Vineyard to the fullest, one has to stay overnight at least. It is made up of 6 towns. The most populous of the six are the historical villages (down-Island) of Edgartown, Oakbluffs, and Vineyard Haven.

Vineyard Haven, aka, Tisbury


Then, there are the rural communities (up-Island) of Aquinnah, Chilmark, and West Tisbury.

Aquinnah stop


We visited a week before the official peak tourist season, so although there were many visitors, it wasn’t very crowded. At peak season, visitors have a choice of disembarking at either Oakbluffs or Vineyard Haven. On our visit, the ferry only docked at the latter.

Ferry dock in Vineyard Haven


In Vineyard Haven, we did a self-guided historical tour featured on a brochure which only took us half an hour to do.

One of the self-guided tour stops, a historical building


We then hopped on board the bus to Edgartown where we walked around the downtown area and went to see the lighthouse.

Edgartown Lighthouse


After which, we again hopped on the bus headed up-Island to the tip of Martha’s Vineyard to see the Gay Head Cliffs and the lighthouse at Aquinnah.

Gay Head Cliffs


Gay Head Light

We spent an hour at the Gay Head Cliffs enjoying the view and avoiding the brisk chilly wind. Before we knew it, it was time to head back to Martha’s Vineyard to catch our ferry

Next time, we will most likely stay overnight to see more of Martha’s Vineyard. We would go at peak season, too. Some stores and attractions are closed off season. We missed Oakbluffs. Hopefully, next time we’d get to visit.

How We Got There: By Steam Ship Authority ferry from Woods Hole, MA; Cost– $17 per person, round trip

How We Got Around: By Vineyard Transit; Cost- $8.00 per person 1 Day Pass

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About Dee Gilbert

I am one half of a couple who loves to travel; the half who likes to write and share travel experiences. Reading about travelers' experiences inspire me more to see the world. So, I thought, perhaps in my own little way I could inspire others, too. :)
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