11 Steps to Having the Best Day on Martha’s Vineyard

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There are three day trips on the Cape that are a must: the Vineyard, Nantucket, and Provincetown. There’s something about visiting these places. It seems like time goes by faster than ever, and you don’t want to miss out on anything.  Here’s some how to’s and tips to make the best of Martha’s Vineyard.

How to get around… Biking.

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It’s the best way to get around the vineyard.  You’ll never get stuck in traffic or have to sit next to a sweaty tourist on the bus.  Also, there are bike racks everywhere around the vineyard.

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One of the downsides is finding a place to park your car.  Parking in Woods Hole is possibly harder than parking in most cities.  There’s rarely street parking, and all the lots are sticker parking.  A tip for free parking all day: park at one of the bike path lots.  The bike path goes right to the steamship and the ticket to bring your bike over is very low.

Get a coffee at… Pie in the Sky

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This place does get extremely busy, but the line moves pretty fast and it’s extremely worth it.  Not only do they have great morning pastries, but they also have the best coffee in town.   

Grab a drink at… Woods Hole Market

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Woods Hole Market is one of the best parts of Woods Hole.  They have everything you could possibly need, including a great roof deck.  It is a great place to grab a drink — you’ll need it for your bike ride.

After the boat… Start biking

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Once you get off the steamship, go left and after a short bike ride on the sidewalk, you’ll find the bike path.  This path will take you straight to Edgartown. This bike path is perfect because it is long, but there are plenty of places to stop and

Stop for a quick swim at… Jaws Beach

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As many people know, Steven Spielberg’s popular horror movie featuring a killer shark was filmed on Martha’s Vineyard. You can’t leave the vineyard without jumping off Jaws Beach.  

Grab Breakfast at… Among the Flowers Cafe

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It’s a very cute little restaurant that also serves a great lunch.  The service is wonderful, and the food is the most reasonably priced. 

Shop at…. Edgartown Books

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I’m not a bookstore person (I love the books I get for a penny on Amazon), but whenever I go to the vineyard, visiting this bookstore is a must.  There’s something about the atmosphere of the book store I just love.

Süka of Martha’s Vineyard

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This is one of the guilty pleasures of the vineyard.  It’s always been said that there is no place to get cute clothing on The Cape, and in some cases that’s true.  It’s taken me 20 years to know what the best places on Falmouth are for everything.  This place is a little pricey, but it’s worth it in the end.  

Get your sweet on at…. Murdick’s Fudge

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If you’re imagining the perfect fudge, this is your place.  Nowhere else have I seen the fudge being made right in front of you.  They also have some amazing brittle if fudge is not your thing.

The Scoop Shack

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Before I had to give up dairy, this place was my heaven.  They have everything from your favorite ice creams to frozen yogurt, obviously with some sweet toppings to choose from.   

 Finish the night off with…. Flying Horses

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I don’t care if you’re five or 85, you can never be too old to ride this carousel. It’s the most interactive carousel ride ever, and I still remember when I first did it when I was a little kid. 

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