18 Hours in Martha’s Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard hydrangeaThe plan was to drive from New York City to Boston but I couldn’t pass up the chance to see Martha’s Vineyard even if it was for less than a day. We drove to Woods Hole, parked our car and took the Island Ferry Shuttle to the boat that would take us to the port of Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard.

After a 45 minute boat ride we hopped into a cab and headed to the Harbor View Hotel. After a quick peek at the room (so cute! cottages & suites available for large groups as well) we hit the road to explore Edgartown.

A stroll down the hydrangea lined Water Street makes you fee like you are on a movie set with all its perfectly restored homes and inns.  There are several galleries and shops to pop into as well. One place you should definitely try is Mad Martha’s Ice Cream for a scoop.

Craving seafood we spotted The Wharf Restaurant and Pub on Main Street. We got cracking with the Lobster In The Rough. Big enough for two the  grilled 1 1/4 lb  lobster, with mussels, littlenecks, corn, linguica, tomato, grilled onion and roasted potato is delicious.

After dinner we went to the beach to get a closer look at the Edgartown Lighthouse which is right across the street from the Harbor View Inn. A short path with brilliant pink flowers takes you to the Atlantic.

Back on the porch of the Harbor View Inn we settled in to watch the sunset and order a drink. Enjoying the a tasty drink called The Botanist with St. Germain, basil infused vodka and Forsythia flower infusion we couldn’t help but overhear the table inside that sounded like they were having a lot of fun. Turns out Bill Murray and family were celebrating a birthday and he looked great in his Madras pants.

Porch Harbor View Inn Edgartown
Porch Harbor View Inn Edgartown

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant Water St. was included in our room so we took full advantage before our taxi arrived to take us to the 10am ferry. The Victorian dining room is spacious and the view to the beach is was almost as good as the granola. Hoping for another visit to Martha’s Vineyard soon with a trip to Nantucket as well.

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