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.
While you can enjoy Martha’s Vineyard any time of the year, the overwhelming response from our local experts is that fall is the best time to visit. In fact, mid- to late September is great because seasonal restaurants are still open, but it’s less busy than the summer months. Another popular and somewhat surprising time to visit the island is during the Christmas season, as Edgartown is magical!
Besides eating some delicious food, there are a number of fun activities to experience on Martha’s Vineyard.
PRO TIP: There are some local shops and favorite spots that still only accept cash - like Mocha Motts or the Flying Horses Carousel in Oak Bluffs, for example. It’s always good to check beforehand which restaurants and activities are cash-only, but fear not - there are plenty of ATMs for your convenience.
Whether it’s to capture the perfect Instagram photo or just to enjoy the scenery, Martha’s Vineyard is beautiful.
In any town on the Vineyard, you’ll find plenty of character. Take some time to explore and you’ll find numerous shopping choices from big brands to local boutiques. A favorite is Edgartown - where you can take a stroll down Main Street and find some great treasures to take home. You also can check out Circuit Avenue in Oak Bluffs for a great mix of retail shops.
Here at Rockland Trust, we’re inspired by great relationships and we want you to enjoy these special end-of-summer moments with the ones you love.
Enter for a chance to win a $200 gift card to your favorite place on Martha’s Vineyard by sharing a photo to our Facebook page, of you at that spot on the island! The winner will be announced on Facebook on 9/12/19.
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No purchase necessary. Raffle entries will be accepted from 8/27/19 – 9/10/19. Chances of winning depend on the number of entries received. Taxes, where applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner. Must be 18 or older to win. Rockland Trust employees and immediate family members are not eligible. Winner will be drawn at random from all entries on 9/12/19 and notified thereafter by email. Entrants need not be present to win. Exact prize value is $200.00.
Can’t get away for a weekend? If you’re planning a day trip, Martha’s Vineyard is a great option!
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