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Martha's Vineyard

Saturday, November 12, 2016

After visiting Cape Cod and Nantucket, we had to make it a trifecta and top it off this year with Martha's Vineyard. We had thought about going the July 4th weekend, but decided that a holiday weekend would probably be overpriced and overpacked, so instead visited the June 10th weekend. We flew out on a Thursday evening to Boston, drove down to Sandwich and spent the night there, and the following morning took the ferry over to Martha's. 

As soon as we landed, we dropped off our luggage and went back into town to eat. We stayed at the The Island Inn in Oak Bluffs, and had a pleasant stay. We called the bike rental company immediately to get our bikes. The bike rental company,  Andersons Bike Rentals, have wonderful service and not only did a complimentary delivery to our hotel, but also for check-out, we just locked the bikes up near the hotel office, and they picked it up. Our first, and best, meal was at Martha's Vineyard Chowder Co., who literally do have the most delicious lobster roll and chowder on the island. We tried lobster rolls and chowder at other restaurants, and Dominik and I both concluded that the Chowder Co. was hands down the best. The remainder of the day Friday we primarily spent the day riding our bikes around all the different towns and exploring them. We rode our bikes to Edgartown and Tisbury, two little towns on the opposite ends of Oak Bluffs, so 
we did a lot of biking! 

Saturday we really wanted to visit Aquinnah Cliffs, but since it would have been a several hour bike ride, we decided that a Jeep rental would probably work better. I loved Aquinnah Cliffs- the beach was beautiful, the views of the jagged cliffs were beautiful, from above and below, and hardly any people were there, which is always a bonus! 

 After visiting Aquinnah, we then drove to Edgartown, and took a quick ferry over to Chappaquiddick Island, which has a very interesting history involving the Kennedy's. There's actually not that much to do around the island, there are no restaurants, no shops, and I think there's maybe one small store. We explored the beautiful Mytoi Japanese Garden on the island and walked around one beach. I would highly recommend taking the minute, literally a minute, ferry over to at least see the peaceful garden. 

Sunday was our last day there so we just explored a bit more with our bikes and it was sadly time to leave. Martha's Vineyard was great for a weekend getaway, and we had a really awesome stay there, soaking up every minute we could of the great outdoors. Now that we have finished with our Massachusetts islands, we have other east coast locations in mind. We were thinking somewhere in Maine, South Carolina, and a weekend in the Hamptons. Do you guys have any suggestions for where to travel on the East Coast? Let me know! 
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