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Best Things To Do in Martha's Vineyard

Stretching out on Moshup and Menemsha beaches are must-dos of course, but there's more to experience here besides working on your tan. The Aquinnah Cliffs and the satellite island of Chappaquiddick are full of hidden wonders for nature lovers. And the gingerbread cottages and old fashion carousel in Oak Bluffs are fun for families. Or just rent a bike and explore the smaller island's hamlets at your leisure; it's a classic way to catch the Vineyard at its best. 

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Aquinnah Cliffs Free attraction
Natural Wonders, Sightseeing | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The Aquinnah Cliffs -- formerly known as Gay Head -- is one of Martha's Vineyard's most-visited tourist spots, with bus ... read more»

The Black Dog Bakery, Vineyard Haven Free attraction
Cafes, Shopping, Neighborhood/Area | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: The Black Dog's pooch-themed gear and baked goods (for humans) have achieved icon status on the island -- despite some ... read more»

Camp Meeting Grounds, Oak Bluffs Free attraction
Entertainment and Nightlife, Historic Homes/Mansions | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: These extravagantly decorated summer cottages offer a quaint peek into the island's past. The grounds were originally occupied by ... read more»

Flying Horses Carousel, Oak Bluffs
Entertainment and Nightlife, Sightseeing | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Built in 1876, the Flying Horses Carousel is the oldest operating platform carousel in the country. The hand-painted horses, housed ... read more»

Chappaquiddick Free attraction
Parks and Gardens, Neighborhood/Area | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Chappaquiddick has become infamous for all the wrong reasons. In July of 1969, Senator Edward M. Kennedy was driving a ... read more»

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