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I’ve finally been to the Vineyard, and it was everything I thought it would be. Preppy polos, lobster salads and beach novels abound! No, they are not really my usual vices, but yes – I enjoyed the weekend considerably.
We stayed at the Hob Knob Inn, a cozy bed and breakfast in Edgartown, and the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing weekend getaway. After a quick tour of the island, we realized we couldn’t have stayed anywhere but Edgartown (mostly because the rest of the island is dry), because this was the essence of Martha’s Vineyard as we imagined it to be.
Edgartown is an old whaling town that re-emerged in the 20th century as a summer sailing and beach town. It is populated with 18th and 19th century “Cape Cod” houses, historic churches, and a picturesque lighthouse. It also has a ferry to Chappaquiddick Island, which I was tempted to see, but just didn’t have the time.
Of course we ate seafood! Delicious dinners were easy to find, but I recommend Atria and L’Etoile (the best tasting menu ever!) if you’re looking for a Vineyard feast 🙂
Were my arms as sore as my legs from biking around the island, I might need another few days off from blogging to recouperate. Stay along the coast for views and gentle slopes… the middle of the island has some serious hills.
Next time I’m packing Lacoste and some boat shoes!
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Kate, you didn’t miss anything by not going to Chappaquiddick. I used to go there every summer. It’s just a few beaches, some houses and a gas station! You saw the same scenery just by biking around the main island 🙂