I am still coming down off of my Martha’s Vineyard high. I had the most amazing time hanging with some of my very best friends and really REALLY relaxing. I HIGHLY recommend a visit to anyone and everyone to experience this magical place, and here are some Martha’s Vineyard must-sees/do/buy. Enjoy, and glad to be back!
For Food and Drinks:
State Road Restaurant in West Tisbury has wonderful fresh fish dishes, creative appetizers, and ambiance for a special and memorable night out. Not to mention their ridiculously good baked goods and chocolate bars ($$$)
Larsens Fish Market is the spot to grab a lobster roll and freshly shucked oysters to eat while watching the sunset in Menemsha. They also have a great selection of fresh seafood that can be brought home (we tried their oysters and Vineyard sole which is a new favorite). ($)
The Chilmark Store makes great turkey sandwiches (although I never got to eat mine because a seagull stole it) and salads to grab before heading to the beach for the day, or grab a slice of their ridiculously yummy pizza and sit on their porch for prime people watching. ($)
7a Foods is a Vineyard newcomer and new favorite serving delish baked goods, Stumptown Coffee (whattup NYC), pre-made sammies for the beach, and out of control breakfast sandwiches complete with homemade sausage. I mean…… ($)
The Warf is a classic Vineyard bar that whips up a mean Dark n’ Stormy with a very hit or miss (but always entertaining crowd). Looks for plenty of Red Sox parapharnalia and thick Boston accents. ($)
For shopping and general recreation:
Morning Glory Farms is perhaps my favorite place in the word. A working farm, and market selling mostly local and organic products from the island. To top it off, they have a smoothie bar and an outrageous selection of flowers that you can make your own bouquets with. Don’t forget to pick up “By the Sea Salt” here.
Menemsha Beach is the perfect place to watch the sunset, check out antiques, watch the fishing boats come in, and eat the freshest seafood.
Midnight Farm is what my apartment might look like if money was no object. A bit pricey, but beautiful selection of furniture, textiles, clothing, and jewelry.
Lucy Vincent Beach and private beaches are hands down the best way to grab some beach time on the Vineyard. No crowds, beautiful seashore, and great bird watching. If you rent a house or stay at a local hotel, you may have access to these beaches.
The Yoga Barn is new and looks amazing. We unfortunately didn’t get around to trying a yoga or pilates class at this gorgeous new studio, but is on the “must do” list for next year.
Hiking doesn’t seem like it would make sense on Martha’s Vineyard but there is so much beautiful countryside upisland that it would be a shame to leave without taken at least a walk through the woods.