Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Martha's Vineyard

With Covid, we've had so many trips and flights cancelled this year so we decided to load up the car and do a road trip.  We spent a week in Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.  I'll have a detailed travel guide of each but I'm going to start by sharing our time in Martha's Vineyard.

We had a cottage in each location so we never had to go into the main hotel area and were able to social distance well - masks were very strict up there and the hotels went to great measures to provide extra ways of being safe.

We left at 6am to get on the road early - Derek and I both went to college in New England, so we know how bad the traffic can get along the drive up, luckily we hit no traffic and got up to Hyannis early, we caught our ferry, got into Oaks Bluffs a little after 3 and then settled into our cottage.  We were all tired from the day so we checked out the property and the beach, grabbed dinner outside at The Dunes at the hotel and were all in bed by 8:30.

Thursday, our first full day, we rented a jeep for the day to see what was outside Edgartown and go all around the island.  They dropped it right off at our hotel and picked it up the next day.  First up was the furthest point from us and the prettiest view we saw - Aquinnah Cliffs and Gay Head Lighthouse.

On our way to lunch we made a stop outside at Island Alpaca for Tatum to see the animals which he enjoyed.

Our final stop was the town of Oaks Bluffs.  We had lunch at Nancy's, walked around a bit and then drove by the bridge from Jaws on our way back to the hotel.

We spent the rest of the afternoon at the pool, which was such a nice setting.  They only let in half capacity and had the chairs spaced out so we had plenty of room to ourselves.

Since we still had the jeep we drove into the only town we hadn't visited earlier - Vineyard Haven - for dinner at The Black Dog Tavern, a total tourist spot but it was quiet when we went and delicious.  The clam chowder was our favorite of the whole trip and we taste tested all over.  Tatum was thrilled with his dog and dog house souvenir. 


  1. So glad you were able to get up to my neck of the woods this summer. It's really so beautiful there! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  2. Looks beautiful! I hope to visit some day!

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