Oh! We got to my favorite subject! “What can you do at Martha’s Vineyard?” Well, that could be a never-ending list.
Beyond the touristic attractions around the island, the island is an attraction itself. One where you can get lost wandering around, smelling the flowers, walking on the sand and wetting your feet at the sea. There are endless possibilities and endless memories to be made!
There are also plenty of places to visit and things to see around Martha’s Vineyard’s towns. Some of them that might be a little more comfortable to travel to and probably won’t cause you to get lost in such a big island. (Being there, done that, and I didn’t get the T-shirt.)
Anyway, what are these magical places that I’m talking about here? I’ll gladly show you!
Ride on the Flying Horse Carousel
Oh, I love carousels! And even if you personally don’t, you will adore visiting this one!
Can you believe this piece of history was built in 1876 and is still running?! Adults and kids alike all make lines to get a ride. Go ahead join them! Or try to earn yourself a free ride by trying to grab a brass ring!
See the Gingerbread Houses
Yum, I don’t know if to be excited or hungry!
Unfortunately, no, they aren’t actual gingerbread houses. Still, they have their appeal!
There is a whole row of houses situated in Oak Bluffs that are each designed and painted as all-time famous gingerbread houses. It’s stunning and has perfectly carved details in their structure, and even more stunning is the bright, hypnotizing, candy-like colors chosen to bring them to life.
It’s a little like playing Hansel and Gretel.
Climb the Aquinnah Cliffs
Whoa! Talk about nature’s wonders! In the town of Aquinnah, there are some of the most beautiful clay cliffs that you could ever imagine.
They were carved by glaciers millions of years ago and to the date, they haven’t lost their beauty or their great landscapes. You can take awesome pictures and breath fresh ocean air while watching the sunset. So dreamy!
Visit the Alpacas
Alpacas are so cute! And so interesting! And their fur is so soft to caress! You can go pat some alpacas at the Island Alpaca Company, and no doubt bringing your kids with you! This is a family time activity and a very fun time for your kids to meet new animal friends.
Watch the wildlife in the Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
Following the line of meeting animal friends, there are many of those friends awaiting for you to meet them at the Wildlife Sanctuary.
It’s more so a bird watcher’s place, but it also counts with reptile ponds and shorelines. Imagine it: hundreds of wildlife waiting for you to come to visit! And the sanctuary also offers sunset hikes, stargazing, canoeing, and snake or bird walks. It is the perfect place for nature lovers!
Go see the Mytoi Japanese Garden
This actually resides on Chappaquiddick, but getting there is as easy as taking the Chappa Ferry 527.
Once there, you can get lost in the nature of the Mytoi Japanese Garden with its flower gardens, walking trails and Poucha Pond. Breathe the pure, fresh air and have the most beautiful picnic of your life.
Go see the ocean at Edgartown Harbor Lighthouse
This lighthouse is actually the one that marks the entrance between Martha’s Vineyard and Chappaquiddick, and the view is amazing! Plus, it’s a must-go while you stay on the island.
Have dinner at the Back-Door Donuts
Also known as Martha’s Vineyard Gourmet Café & Bakery, it’s the perfect place for some delicious late-night snacks! Literally. From 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. you can buy exquisite pies just out from the oven! The waiting line is long – just like with all good cafés – but the donuts are worth it.
Those are the most popular attractions on Martha’s Vineyard and all the things you can do at each of them.
Have a great vacation at Martha’s Vineyard!