Famous as a retreat for presidents and rich people, Martha’s Vineyard has a bit of a snobby reputation. New Englanders, though, know that this island is just a good old relaxing getaway from the city, and an excellent weekend destination. It’s the quintessential New England beach spot, featuring lighthouses, quaint shops, clay cliffs, and, of course, stellar seafood.
Leave the car behind and rent a bike for the weekend—there are plenty of scenic paths to explore, and you’ll need to work off all the homemade ice cream anyway.
Be sure to get out on the water one way or another, be it via a private boat tour (surprisingly inexpensive for a few hours), kayaking, or just a swim.
Where Is it? Off the southern coast of Massachusetts. Fly to Boston’s Logan Airport (check prices) and connect to Martha’s Vineyard’s airport, or take a ferry from a number of different ports.
Where to Stay? At the Winnetu Resort, located near popular South Beach.
What Else Should I Know? Locals call the island simply “the Vineyard,” so leave off the “Martha’s” to sound in the know.
Who’s it for? Politicians, seafood-lovers, boaters.
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