Martha's Vineyard - less than a few hours from Cape Cod, MA, and Providence, RI - is a quintessential New England excursion for tourists (and even a summer vacation hot spot for celebrities). A visit to Martha's Vineyard will give visitors the opportunity to tour wineries and sandy beaches, and to enjoy fresh seafood at one of the Island's many eateries. Visitors can make a day trip of it by hopping on a ferry or taking a private plane to get to the Island. Enjoy the views and sunsets at this beautiful island — Photo courtesy of Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
A popular destination for families, Gay Head is a must-see scenic adventure. The magnificent ocean views and untouched natural beauty are a prime reason why many visit this historical landmark. Gay Head boasts incredible cliffs and a lighthouse.
While spending the day, you'll enjoy a visit to one of the Island's small towns - like Edgartown, Oak Bluffs or Tisbury. Edgartown is a top pick by most day trippers. The town offers a great sense of its maritime history. The Martha's Vineyard Museum is located here, along with plenty of shops and restaurants.
Aside from a rich history, Edgartown is appreciated for its historic homes, especially on North Water Street. The Black Dog Tavern on Main Street is one of the busiest eateries; it's best-known for its store, where patrons can purchase t-shirts with the company's popular dog silhouette logo.
If you really want to enjoy The Vineyard's beauty, then take a short ride on the Chappaquiddick Ferry. "Chappy," as the locals call it, is on the southeastern end of the island. Here, you will find quiet roads, beaches and a Japanese garden. Take note: Chappy is known to be a bit windy, so bring a sweatshirt.
Martha's Vineyard not only brings in beauty, but plenty of celebrities like David Letterman, Judy Blume, Meg Ryan and Chelsea Handler. It is also the spot where Steven Spielberg filmed much of his 1975 thriller "Jaws." The Island also received much attention when visitors like President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama toured the local shops and eateries during their summer vacations.
After your day in Martha's Vineyard is complete, your New England adventure can continue by taking a ferry back to Cape Cod to explore top seafood restaurants and luxury seaside hotels like Wequassett Resort and Golf Club in Chatham.
For those looking to head back to Providence by ferry, Woods Hole or Quonset departures may work best. For a fast commute back to Providence, the Martha's Vineyard airport in West Tisbury provides a variety of charter flights that are able to take patrons to Westerly or TF Green Airport in Warwick, RI. Martha's Vineyard — Photo courtesy of Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce