Martha’s Vineyard Vision Day
Travel and Lodging

This island off Cape Cod remains one of the most popular and picturesque destinations in New England.

Among the island’s towns,you’re sure to find the Vineyard that’s right for you. With stately Greek revival houses dating back to the whaling era of the early 19th century, Edgartown is a seaside village of boutique shopping and pristine harbor views. For more of a “beach town” feel, Oak Bluffs has the Flying Horses carousel, an arcade and an easy walk to the beach, plus the history and charm of the “gingerbread” houses in the Methodist campgrounds. Vineyard Haven offers visitors a blend of both. For a real retreat, Chilmark/Aquinnah is the place to get away from it all.

Authenticity: No chain stores, restaurants or hotels here; rather, a perfect place for entrepreneurs, and to find one-of-a-kind shopping, dining and lodging.

Lifestyle: A vibrant arts and culture scene means that year round you can enjoy sophisticated experiences such as galleries, live music, theatre, dance and exciting speakers series in a wonderfully casual environment.

Romance: If your idea of romance is being out all day, enjoying the robust natural beauty in any number of ways, and then enjoying a fabulous meal or delightful entertainment or a cozy blanket on the beach for sunset, then you can’t help but fall in love.

Ahh, the FOOD! Local farms, plentiful oceans and local commitment to sustainable agriculture means whether you’re at a picnic table or the finest  restaurant, you will enjoy wonderful locally grown, made or caught food prepared with you in mind.

Casualness:  Dressing up means exchanging your flip-flops for sandals; You swear you just passed a celebrity on the bike path; Island time reminds you of college time (anything within 15 minutes is “on time”); What’s a tie? (from www.mvy.com)

Cabs are plentiful and greet the incoming ferries to help you reach your destination. Most visitors prefer to explore the island on a bicycle, scooter or tourist-friendly public buses. (from tripadvisor.com)

If Your Vision Day is on Martha’s Vineyard:

Martha’s Vineyard is a very popular destination so please make your reservations as soon as you confirm your Vision Day.

Travel

By Air

Direct flights are available from Boston (Jet Blue or Cape Air), Providence, RI (Cape Air), or New York City (JetBlue, Delta, USAir) to Martha’s Vineyard. Flight time is approximately 35 minutes.

Note: JetBlue is a partner airline with Cape Air. Jet Blue often provides a discount and allows you to book all the way through to Martha’s Vineyard from the JetBlue website.

Flights from cities other than Boston operate May-October only.

Ground Transportation

From Boston you you may take a car service from Logan to Woods Hole. And then take the 45-minute ferry ride (www.islandferry.com) to the Vineyard. We recommend Ron Pokraka (617-571-6565;  rpokraka@aol.com).  Or you can take a bus (www.peterpanbus.com) from Logan International Airport to Woods Hole (2 hours).

Note: Taxis are available at the MV airport and ferry docks to transport you to your hotel. Uber is also available on island.

By Car

Drive to Woods Hole, Massachusetts, park ($13 per day) and walk onto the ferry. ($8.50 each way) If you wish to bring your car on the ferry, you must  reserve in an advance: www.steamshipauthority.com. Passengers without cars do NOT need advance reservations.

Lodging on Martha’s Vineyard

Here are three recommendations for places to stay:

1. The Mansion House – www.mvmansionhouse.com
2. Harborview – www.harbor-view.com
3. Kelly House – www.kelley-house.com

More general travel information can be found at www.mvol.com. Or please contact our assistant Daren Stinson at darengmv@gmail.com or (508)696-4949.

Additional Information Sources About Martha’s Vineyard

1. Martha’s Vineyard Online – www.mvol.com
2. Vineyard Visitor, the insider’s guide to Martha’s Vineyard – www.vineyardvisitor.com