When you're traveling in Cape Cod, a stop at Martha's Vineyard is practically required. The small, scenic island has six towns for visitors to explore, a myriad of shops, and endless photo opportunities. Martha’s Vineyard is a popular destination to visit on Cape Cod where visitors can explore the towns, take long walks, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the landscape.
Edgartown, one of Martha's Vineyard's small villages, allows travelers to explore the Clarion Martha’s Vineyard, containing several restaurants, shops, and art galleries. Here, you can also find an old world village center and ivy-covered Greek Revival buildings, perfect for a lovely afternoon tour. During the summer and fall seasons, the harbor is a kaleidoscope of brightly colored sails and deep blue waves.
Martha’s Vineyard's lighthouses make for amazing side trips including those like the Gay Head and the East Chop Lighthouses. These lighthouses are fully functional and visitors can take tours of the locations as part of the experience.
When you visit Martha’s Vineyard, you should take a ride on the oldest carousel in the country, known as the Flying Horses. Originally built in 1876, and moved from Coney Island to Martha’s Vineyard in 1884, the carousel represents the birth of Martha’s Vineyard as a tourist destination.
Another fascinating town to see is known as Gay Head Aquinnah, famous for its national landmark lighthouse as well as its multi-colored clay cliffs. Visitors can take a trip to the cliffs and enjoy spectacular views of locations including the Elizabeth Islands, and New Port, Rhode Island.