There Are No Martyrs on a Luxury Private Tour of Martha’s Vineyard
There are no martyrs on a luxury private tour of Martha’s Vineyard just very happy people having the greatest time ever on one of the best Islands.
Martha's Vineyard is much less developed than Cape Cod thanks to local conservationists and organisations but is slightly more cosmopolitan than its neighbour Nantucket.
There are two diverse lives for people of this Island; during the summer it is a star-studded, vibrant, busy tourist resort and then once Labour Day has passed it is the quiet, calm sedate little island it loves.
The busy main port that is called Vineyard Haven greets day-travellers off the ferries or private yachts when they come to browse in the varied shops.
The town of Oak Bluffs is where you will find the best pizza and ice cream; there is an air of a Victorian era boardwalk as you walk along.
Edgartown is full of seekers of chic who roam the tiny streets that have boutiques, stately homes of whaling captains' and charmingly quaint inns.
Top 10 Things to Do in Martha's Vineyard
Take a sightseeing tour to Aquinnah cliffs or tour the Japanese Gardens of Mytoi
Over the years, regular visitors during the summer have included a multitude of celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Ted Danson, Carly Simon, Spike Lee; Barack Obama and his entire family took summer vacations every year here during his two terms a president.
There are many great landmarks to see on sightseeing tours or museums for a guided tour, but there is also excellent wildlife sanctuaries and refuges to spend some time with or looking at.
The good old beaches and carousels that are the stalwart of Martha's Vineyard are always there to be enjoyed, cherished and where memories are made forever.
Travel Tips for Martha's Vineyard
Massachusetts is an all year round place to visit because even if the weather is brutal during the months of winter, there are plenty of great indoor attractions to visit and be entertained. Weather wise it is recommended to go April to June and September to October as it is not as hot and humid as July and August. These months are ideal for sightseeing tours and going to the beach without the crowds.
Massachusetts, in general, is on par with the majority of states in the U.S for prices. There are some areas like Martha’s Vineyard and possibly Nantucket that are slightly more expensive. On average a nights, B&B cost from $80 to $150 depending on rating. A meal in a fine restaurant is $20-$30 but for fast food and pizza $5-$8. Take the subway where possible as it is $2.25 a trip or day pass $12 and you can go on as many round trips as you want.
Do as much research on the area you are travelling to and pre-book any private tours you want to take. Be aware of the weather for the time you are travelling and pack appropriately. Keep all personal documents somewhere safe like the hotel safe and never carry around a lot of cash at the one time. Pickpockets are everywhere in the world and Massachusetts is no exception. Be careful when out at night and never walk alone in dark areas.
During the summer you can expect it to be very hot and humid, with July tending to be the hottest month of the year. It snows during the months of December to March and sometimes to extremes. Rain is not just in the winter or mid seasons, it can happen any day but not torrential rain. Spring and Fall are the best months with weather good enough to still go to beaches and have lots of fun do activities outdoors.