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Things to Do in Martha's Vineyard | Restaurants, Activities & More

Everyone dreams of an island getaway. While some prefer tropical destinations, we New Englanders are lucky to have beautiful islands like Martha’s Vineyard right in our backyard (or ocean if you prefer).

If you’re ready to plan a quick day trip, weekend or longer vacation to one of Massachusetts’ coolest destinations, our Martha’s Vineyard-based colleagues, who live year-round on the island, offered up their tips and tricks, including the best places to eat, see and shop. Check out our travel guide below, or pop into one of our branches to let us know your favorites.

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Tips for a Day Visit:

Can’t get away for a weekend? If you’re planning a day trip, Martha’s Vineyard is a great option!

  1. Take the ferry to Oak Bluffs, where you can walk to downtown and the harbor.
  2. You also might consider other methods of transportation, such as the Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA), Uber, or renting a car, to get around. There are plenty of bike trails, so biking is another enjoyable way to spend the day exploring.
  3. Be sure to eat some local, fresh seafood and grab some ice cream or fudge for dessert.
  4. Our experts suggest making a dinner reservation ahead of time, as it can be tricky to find a table last minute, especially during the peak summer season.