Martha's Vineyard Vacations

A playground for the US Presidential set and New England's well-to-do, Martha's Vineyard manages to retain its old fishing-village charm. Located just south of Cape Cod, more than 100,000 visitors flood this island of 15,000 in the summer to escape the heat and enjoy the beautiful beaches and the Vinyard's rustic charm.
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The rumors are true: Martha’s Vineyard is gorgeous during the summer. From May through September, this summer vacation hotspot boasts nearly perfect beach weather, and the Atlantic so darn warm, you simply can’ ... Read more
t just dip your toes in; you have to swim, jump, and surf in it. But enjoying the island’s fair weather comes with a hefty price tag: it’s crowded, and you’ll pay top dollar for everything. For more elbow room, visit just outside of the busy season in late spring or early fall when temperatures are still pleasant and full-time residents are breathing easier. But don’t get too comfortable: things pick up again in December when families gather for the holidays and homeowners throw extravagant holiday parties.

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Buffalo, New York State, USA

It takes time and patience to beat the traffic (if you’re coming from Boston) and catch the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard but upon arrival, there’s tons of art galleries, great lobster rolls and cycling to be had. The only thing that’s missing is a real Vineyard.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Get your seersucker on and head out to the cape. Snag some stellar seafood and lots of preppy gear.

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Denver, Colorado, USA

Gogobot has vacation rental listings too; the link is kind of hidden in plain sight--look for it under the the 'Explore Martha's Vineyard' heading on the right side of this page.

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Madison, Wisconsin

There is a great bus system that can take you to all the towns...
http://www.mvy.com/Visitor_Information/Getting_Around.aspx
It seems confusing at first but you catch on. I have used this thing for years.
http://www.vineyardtransit.com/Pages/VTA_Maps/index
definitely see all the towns and lighthouses. It is beautiful

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Menlo Park, California, USA

A must on any trip to the Cape, the Vineyard can be a day trip from the mainland or a destination in itself.

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Fort Worth, Texas

Adorable place but it gets very crowded! All the shops and stores are quite small but there are many to see. The little gingerbread cabins were my favorite part.

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London

In our house we constantly debate which island is better - Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket. This summer the Vineyard won for it's laid back lifestyle and vast options for house rentals at a variety of prices. We also love the inland biking and hiking opportunities.

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Westmont, Illinois

Bring your salmon colored pants and pop your collar. Then rent a bike and tour the island. Don't miss the Black Dog.

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Ko Samui, Thailand

It's the island life for me! I spent the summer season of 1988 and almost all of 1996 living on MV - and have spend numerous holidays at different family homes there over the years. Summer time on the Vineyard still ranks as one of my favorite things of all time. From hunting and then eating little neck clams to dinners at the Homeport to fishing off Dike Bridge on Chappy - the list goes one!

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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I love Martha's Vineyard. I've been coming here every summer (and some winters/falls) since I was a baby. It's got beach and small towns filled with shops. It's a great place to get away from it all... and the rich and famous certainly feel the same way. Obama, the Clintons and lots of other politicians have made MV their summer getaway.

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