Last week, my husband and I had the opportunity to visit Martha’s Vineyard while celebrating our 10 year anniversary. Even though I was born in Massachusetts, grew up in Rhode Island, and now live in Massachusetts, I’d never actually been to Martha’s Vineyard. So, we were definitely there to explore the island.
I wasn’t sure where to stay, but thankfully the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber took care of us, and booked us a one-bedroom, kitchen, and living room unit at Edgartown Commons, which is located just a short walk from all of the action in town.
We decided to take our car over to the Vineyard, so I had to book a ferry for us and our car. Luckily, I was able to get reservations – I was unaware of the fact that these boats fill up FAST. The vessels we’d scheduled were freight ships, so they had limited amenities – not a problem since the journey from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs is short.
We drove to Edgartown, found our hotel, and immediately set out for a walk downtown. I LOVED all of the shops and boutiques in Edgartown, and could have spent our whole time there. We had lunch on the roof deck of the Seafood Shanty where we both decided to order lobster rolls. Then, we shopped around, and relaxed until it was time to get ready for dinner.
We’d booked our anniversary dinner at Il Tesoro at the Terrace, which is absolutely beautiful and delicious. I’d highly recommend going there for a special dinner – I already can’t wait to go back.
Our other restaurant choice for the next night, Atlantic, was closed, so we decided to visit The Seafood Shanty yet again. It’s exactly the type of place I’d imagine to see in Martha’s Vineyard.
We wanted to hit the beach, so after some research, decided to walk to Lighthouse Beach, where it was completely relaxing and quiet. I’m not really a “beach” person, but still loved spending a few hours on the beach, soaking up the sun, going in the water, and reading the latest Jane Green book.
While we didn’t bring the kids on this trip, we will on the next trip. I know they’ll love it, and we’ll probably stay at the Edgartown Commons since we can get a two-bedroom with a kitchen, and can walk to town.
20 Pease Point Way
Edgartown, MA 02539
Disclosure: The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce sponsored our 2-day stay.
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