Martha’s Vineyard, an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, is most well known for being an affluent vacation spot for those who can afford such luxuries. Martha’s Vineyard is actually just a small 100 square mile island that is accessible only by boat or air. Though the year-round population of the island is typically under 20,000 people, the summer months can bring nearly 100,000 people to the small area.
The Vineyard has grown as a tourist destination due to pleasant summer weather and gorgeous beaches that can be enjoyed. The two most popular weekends are the Fourth of July and a late August weekend that hosts the Agricultural Fair for the islands. In addition, a visit to Martha’s Vineyard can offer the opportunity for all types of boating and watersports the entire family can enjoy. Charter or rent a boat for a day or a weekend, go for a cruise or take a kayak out for a personal experience. Windsurfing and sailing lessons are even available for the more adventurous in your group.
Perhaps your family vacation includes active children. There are many camps at the Vineyard or chances to take part in numerous sports. Spend a day biking or trying your hand at the disc golf course. Beat the heat by going horseback riding, swimming, or simply lying on the beach. Whatever your clan enjoys is likely offered at the Vineyard.
One cannot discuss Martha’s Vineyard without mentioning the adult side of the island. Martha’s Vineyard is well known for the wine created from grapes grown on the island. In fact, a particular wine cannot be certified if the grapes did not originate from the island. In October the flagship food, wine, and drink festival takes place to showcase the amazing creations that have originated in Martha’s Vineyard. The island’s rich tradition of fishing and farming are showcased in a four-day culinary adventure for those who wish to attend.
So whether you are looking for a historic town with a large number of activities, a family-friendly environment that every member can enjoy, or a place to enjoy an exquisite holiday weekend, Martha’s Vineyard is ideal. Plan your trip now to make the most of the time spent on an adorable little island with a big personality.