Updated: Sep 14, 2022
Martha's Vineyard is a perfect babymoon destination. Beautiful, quaint, relaxing, and fun - there are lots of activities, sights to see, and delicious food to eat. You can only get to the island on a ferry, so we flew in to Providence, RI to start the trip off.
What we did
What we ate
Where we stayed
The Oak Bluffs Inn
Downtown Oak Bluffs
Ben and Bill's Ice Cream
Graduate Hotel, Providence
Providence River Walk
We arrived in Providence, RI in the evening and checked into the Graduate Hotel in downtown Providence for the night. Since our ferry didn't leave until early the next morning, we had time to explore downtown. Our impromptu self-guided tour started at City Hall, which stands very prominently in the center of the city and is a vivid marker of the downtown historical neighborhood. We walked up and down the river walk, which winds along Moshassuck River in downtown Providence. From there, we walked to dinner at Circe where we had the best lobster ravioli either of us have ever tasted.
The next morning we woke up early to get on the the Rhode Island Fast Ferry to Martha's Vineyard. We were able to get seats on the deck, so we could take in the beautiful coastlines of Rhode Island and Massachusetts on the way to the island. We arrived in the vibrant town of Oak Bluffs and stepped of the ferry. It was a short walk from the port area, through the middle of the town, to the Oak Bluffs Inn where we were staying.
The lobster rolls were gigantic and the lobster was so fresh. Feeling stuffed and tired, we needed to caffeinate and landed on a great local coffee shop called Toccopuro.
Feeling adventurous, we rented electric assist bikes and decided to complete a 12 mile round trip from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown, one of the other large towns on the island. There is a scenic bike path that hugs the shore for part of the way and takes you over the famous bridge from Jaws. We arrived in Edgartown, parked our bikes, and walked down sandy landing to the Edgartown Lighthouse, which you are able to enter for a small fee. Somehow we still had energy left to walk around the town and took advantage. Downtown Edgartown is very picturesque and historic - home to many unique boutiques and fine dining. This former whaling destination is known for beautiful historical homes, which did not disappoint. After completing the trip back on our bikes, we showered at the Inn and got ready for dinner.
While waiting for dinner, we watched the sunset on the waterfront and walked around some of the cool New England style houses. We received the text that our table was ready and got sat on the patio of Nancy's Restaurant overlooking the harbor. We got the cod, scallops, and clam chowder.
On the walk back to our Inn, we stopped in at Ben and Bill's ice cream, a hometown favorite, and scarfed down some of the best ice cream we've ever had. We even tried a sample of the lobster ice cream, made with real lobster meat.
Our next day in Martha's Vineyard was even more jampacked with fun adventures. Stay tuned for Part 2. As always, don't forget to see the world and eat the food.