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Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts
Tour guests on Caravan Tours’ New England Vacation package are treated to a day visit to Martha’s Vineyard that includes a 45-minute ferry ride from the mainland with a view of the glacial Aquinnah Cliffs.
Located south of Cape Code, Massachusetts, Martha’s Vineyard is an affluent island offering sweeping ocean views, serene beaches, unique lighthouses, and some of the most prized real estate in all of the United States.
Why Visit Martha’s Vineyard
Martha’s Vineyard is a popular Cape Code destination all throughout the year with summer months being particularly attractive as the weather is most comfortable for exploring beaches, lighthouses, and the local towns. There is an abundance of things to do including dining at great world class restaurants, shopping, exploring, swimming, and visiting conservation efforts. You can discover more about the island at Martha’s Vineyard Online.
There are six distinct towns in Martha’s Vineyard to visit:
- Edgartown (down-island)
- Oak Bluffs (down-island)
- Vineyard Haven (down-island)
- West Tisbury (rural/countryside)
- Chilmark (rural/countryside)
- Aquinnah (rural/countryside)
Getting Around Martha’s Vineyard
There are plenty of options to get around the island including public transportation, bikes, rental cars, and by foot. As a guest of Caravan Tours all transportation is provided to and from Martha’s Vineyard and while on the island.
Things To Do In Martha’s Vineyard
Martha’s Vineyard is only accessible by boat (45-minute ferry ride) and by air. Some of the top attractions and things to do in Martha’s Vineyard include:
Martha’s Vineyard FAQ’s
What’s the weather on Martha’s Vineyard?
Compared to weather on the mainland, temperatures on Martha’s Vineyard tend to be slightly cooler in the summer months and slightly warmer in winter months. Summer weather at Martha’s Vineyard is very comfortable with most days in the high 70s to low 80s. Very few days reach above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Winter months at Martha’s Vineyard are fairly tolerable with just over a dozen days in the year where temperatures do not reach above freezing.
Who is Martha’s Vineyard named after?
The most popular belief is that Bartholomew Gosnold, an early British explorer, discovered the island and named it after his daughter Martha, who was only a baby at the time.
How big is Martha’s Vineyard?
Martha’s Vineyard is just over 87 square miles.
How far is Martha’s Vineyard from Boston?
Martha’s Vineyard is approximately 90 miles from Boston, MA.
How far is Martha’s Vineyard from Newport, Rhode Island?
Newport Rhode Island is only 91 miles away and our next stop on your New England guided tour.
Who lives on Martha’s Vineyard?
Martha’s Vineyard has a year-round population of approximately 16,000 (as of 2010). During summer months the population can increase to 100,000 as seasonal residents and visitors flock to the island.
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