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Questions about an October Visit to Marthas Vineyard

Questions about an October Visit to Marthas Vineyard

Mar 30th, 2008, 10:44 AM
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Questions about an October Visit to Marthas Vineyard

As part of our trip to Boston and other parts of New England, we are thinking of spending our last two nights on Martha's Vineyard. Would appreciate your input on:

1. We would be there approx 10/5 and 10/6. Nice time to go? Sights and restaurants open?

2. Looks like because it's off season, best ferry is out of Hyannis - correct? We plan to drop our rental car there and go to the island.

3. Return to Logan Airport. Rent a car for the trip? Any other better way?

Any comments appreciated
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Mar 30th, 2008, 01:55 PM
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Mar 30th, 2008, 02:42 PM
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Hello patandhank,
Early October is a lovely time for Cape Cod. I live an hour or so from the Cape so others can give you more specific advice about sights and restaurants. You can also take the Island Queen from Falmouth. The website is www.islandqueen.com. It is nice ride and you will find more info on the website.
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Mar 30th, 2008, 03:36 PM
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Ferry from Woodshole or Falmouth (closer) than from Hyannis. October wonderful time on Cape and Islands.
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Mar 30th, 2008, 04:52 PM
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I go to MV every year the month of Sept. & Oct. Great time to go, great weather, not crowded. Most restaurants are open until Columbus Day. I would recommend you stay in Edgartown if you are only going to be there for 2 days. There are many B & B's, but also the Kelly House and the Harbor View Hotel. Restaurants would be Chesica's, The Pub at the Kelly House, Achlemy. You don't have to have a car if you are only going for 2 days, I would recommend looking into taking "Cape Air" from Boston to the Vineyard. You can taxi from the Vineyard airport to town. There are buses that run between the 3 towns on the island (Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven) which are fairly near to each other. There is also a sightseeing bus that goes out to the far end of the island if you want to see Aquinnah which has beautiful cliffs. It is about a 2 1/2 - 3 hour drive from Logan Airport to Woodshole depending on how busy Boston is. Then a 1/2 hour ferry ride to the island. The flight is only 30 minutes. If you love book stores, The Bunch of Grapes in Vineyard Haven is fabulous. The Black Dog Restaurant on the waterfront in Vineyard Haven is a great place for Breakfast or lunch. In Oak Bluffs you might find interest in the Ginger Bread Houses and the history behind that area. If you would like more information, email me at [email protected].
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Apr 2nd, 2008, 07:07 AM
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If you only have 2 days to spend, have you considered staying on Cape Cod with your car? There really is nothing on MV, as charming as it is, that you can't find on the Outer Cape and it's a lot easier to get around on Cape Cod and less expensive to stay. The trip from the bridge to the beginning of the National Seashore at Fort Hill in Eastham is only 45 minutes so you won't waste time waiting for the ferry and then taking public transportation around MV. If you use Eastham, on the outer cape, as your base (or one of the other towns nearby) you will be surrounded by water (ocean and bay are only 3 miles apart) have many pristine beaches to visit (many beaches in MV are private) and have your choice of quant towns to visit, like Chatham, Provincetown and Wellfleet which are all within 25 minutes of Eastham.
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