Expert Travel Advice to Martha's Vineyard
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Top Answers To Martha's Vineyard Travel Questions
Martha's Vinyard has a wonderful bus transportation system. I was there last October and the bike rental shops were closed. We soon discovered the bus system,which will take you to every region on the island.
1.visit menemsha in the afternoon 2.visit Chappaquiddick 3.see the gingerbread houses in Oak Bluffs 4.see the Aquinnah cliffs 5.visit all five lighthouses especially Edgartown 6.visit the black dog tavern in Vineyard Haven
Pieter answered:Fishbones is kind of touristy. Nancy's, right near the OB dock also, is better. The best is if you take a bus Up Island to Menemsha and order food at this little shack called "The Bite." You can also get seafood (cooked or not) right off the boats there (Larson's seafood runs a shop) and watch a sunset over water. Bring beach chairs. And wine.
There's a car/passenger ferry that operates between Woods Hole on the mainland and either the Oaks Bluff or Vineyard Haven terminals on Martha's Vineyard. The crossing takes approximately 45 minutes and there's over a dozen daily sailings in the summer months. Prices vary depending on passengers, vehicle type, etc., but it's between $67-$77 per car (one-way) in the summer high season. Visit www.steamshipauthority.com or www.mvy.com for more info (including other points of departure from the mainland like New Bedford and Falmouth). Incidentally, that's quite a long day trip from Boston itself. Consider exploring Cape Cod and/or Martha's Vineyard for a few days before you drive north to Boston.