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Travel Guide: Martha’s Vineyard

September 1, 2016
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Countdown to Labor Day weekend Beauties! Are you traveling over the holiday? Did you make fancy plans? If not, no worries. Today, I’m recapping my favorite places and spaces from our recent trip to Martha’s Vineyard. If you live in NYC, you can get there by train, and ferry in a pinch. Although it takes awhile, it’s great for a last minute get away. You’ll find the island to be quaint, charming, and ever so peaceful. So, buckle up and start to scroll. Here’s my list of must-see destinations to check out while vacationing on the Vineyard.

Edgartown

  • Atria: This divine brick and cellar bar, is sophisticated and the atmosphere is romantic. It is a fancier spot on the Vineyard and fun to celebrate a special occasion. The cuisine is New American and the menu changes seasonally based on the produce of the local farms. Downstairs, you can find a fabulous brick bar with casual drinks and bites as well.
  • L’Etoile: This little gem may as well be a secret garden. There is an indoor portion of the restaurant, where we went for cocktails. There is also an outdoor portion, complete with winding ivy and twinkle lights. The restaurant serves up a french cuisine, and the menu looks delightful. We sipped on a specialty drink called a star-tini, which tickled my fancy.
  • The Atlantic: The food and drinks are amazing. The menu has a a variety of options and the seafood is delish! We loved the crab guacamole and shared the crab legs. It has a great outdoor space, where you can watch the boats in the harbor. At night, it the place becomes quite the scene with live music and dancing. It’s fun just to people watch.
  • The Seafood Shanty: This is a bit of a tourist joint, but the lobster rolls are unforgettable. It’s worth it for the bite. The atmosphere is easy, breezy and you can sit on the rooftop to watch the boats in the harbor. The waterfront view is perfect, and it’s a great option for a casual lunch.
  • Shopping: There are so many cute boutiques along the streets of Edgartown. Grab an iced coffee and take a stroll, enjoying the retail therapy.

Oak Bluffs

  • Summercamp Hotel: This is a fabulous new hotel that opened up in the heart of Oak Bluffs, complete with bright colors and playful decor. I took a stroll around, and it’s quite dreamy.
  • Flying Horses Carousel: This is the oldest, and most famous carousel in America, and is considered a national landmark.
  • Mad Martha’s Ice Cream: with a million flavors of deliciousness, you’re mouth will water at the sight of these scoops.
  • Murdick’s Fudge: This is a place that I just can’t live without on the Vineyard. I’m not a sweets lover, however I’ve fallen for this fudge in a bad way. My favorites are the plain chocolate, and the chocolate peanut butter. #treatyo’self
  • Gingerbread Cottages: Oak Bluffs is known for it’s quaint, but colorful gingerbread houses. They are true eye candy, that you can’t quite miss as you stroll down the street.

Vineyard Haven

  • The Scottish Bakehouse: This is the best little bake shop to pick up breakfast, lunch, or a quick coffee and pastry.

West Tisbury

  • West Tisbury Farmer’s Market: Farm fresh fruits, veggies, and blueberry pie, oh my! There is such a wonderful selection of fresh produce, wild flowers and treats of all kind at this market.

Menemsha

  • Menemsha Beach: This beach is famous for it’s sunsets. Bring a blanket, bottle of wine, pick up a lobster roll or two, from the Menemsha Fish Market, fried zucchini (my fave) from a teeny shack called The Bite, and take in the beauty around you. Once the sun dips below the horizon, everyone claps. It’s an epic end to a Vineyard evening

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