Martha’s Vineyard isn’t just for quiet and relaxing getaways, though the island has certainly proven over the decades that she does that well. More and more, Martha’s Vineyard is earning a reputation as a hot spot for experiential travelers, those looking for a vacation that connects traveler to de
Rising seas. Large storms flooding the coast. Beloved beaches carved up and swallowed by the ocean. Beachside cottages destroyed as the land beneath them sinks into the sea.
Hop aboard a ferry that whisks you away to Martha’s Vineyard. Take in a movie at an old-fashioned drive-in. Pitch a tent at a campground within walking distance of the National Seashore. Savor an ice cream cone while sitting on a stool at a counter straight out of the 1950s.
Somewhere beyond cult films like “Jaws” and “Sharknado” lies the reality about great white sharks.
That reality may rest in the vicinity of two of Discovery Channel’s one-hour “Shark Week” features that premiered in 2011 and 2013 and followed shark expert Greg Skomal and his research team as they tracked the apex predator’s movements in Cape Cod waters.
When it comes to cocktails, Cape and Islands restaurants go out of their way to dazzle. Whether it’s sweet, spicy or just plain refreshing, most eateries have signature cocktails or customer favorites. Here are some of our best bets.
There’s something so wonderfully timeless about Cape Cod. The easier pace, the bucolic village greens and the tidy harbors, the scent of the salty air—and oh, those alluring broad white sand beaches! While we adults find this sandy peninsula intoxicating, it is also a true children’s paradise. For evidence, just listen for the ding of the ice cream truck bell the next time you’re at the beach.
For either the selective treasure hunter or the equal-opportunistic shopaholic, Cape Cod is a wonderland of enticing home-grown and hand-crafted finds just waiting to be discovered. Here are just some of the unique ways to take home “a piece of Cape Cod” when you leave!
A romantic evening with your significant other can come in many fun, creative ways when visiting Cape Cod. Planning your date might involve a sunset dinner, an outdoor band concert, a round of golf, a bike ride, a boat rental, a brewery tour or a secluded hike through the woods. The options are limited only by your imagination.
Here are a few ideas that are sure to inspire you!
Everyone knows Cape Cod is the perfect place to vacation, and for some, that means bringing the entire extended family! With its abundance of attractions—natural, cultural, historical and more—the Cape appeals to all generations and has become a popular destination for family reunions, with many making an annual tradition of reconnecting with loved ones on this sandy peninsula.
Eating local and farm-to-table trends are growing across Cape Cod, with delightful results for diners. Fish and shellfish from local waters have long been popular menu items, but as more small farms emerge in all 15 towns, savvy chefs are reaching out to farmers as well as fishermen to bring the freshest ingredients to your table.