Martha’s Vineyard: The Perfect Honeymoon Location

Maui, Mexico, Bermuda, The Virgin Islands — they’re all great places to go for a romantic and fun-filled getaway after your wedding. Some couples aren’t looking for the typical romantic island getaway. For the couples looking for a getaway that doesn’t include drinks in a coconut or cabana boys, Martha’s Vineyard is a great spot. It’s the perfect consideration for the more laid back couple looking for intimate time to enjoy one another’s company. Here are some tips in visiting this lovely island located just south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts.

Things to See

No one visits this beautiful island without seeing the Aquinnah Cliffs. Lucky for any honeymooners, this is a cost-free way to spend a day, and it’s one of the most popular tourist spots on the island. It flaunts clay cliffs, beach paths and nature trails that can be taken by foot, bus, or bike. It’s a true sight to see, especially at sunset.

Then, of course, there’s Chappaquiddick, which similarly boasts a series of trails and plenty of romantic scenery. Splash in the rough surf of this small island or visit the hidden Japanese garden and the wildlife refuge. Best of all, you can get here from Martha’s Vineyard by a short ferry ride.

Places to Stay

The great thing about Martha’s Vineyard is that no matter where you decide to stay, you’re bound to have a wonderful time.  The island is small and full of shuttles and trolleys, so even if you choose to stay out of the busy areas, you won’t have a hard time getting around even if you don’t have a car.

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Trying to stay away from the typical hotel or bed and breakfast stay? Martha’s Vineyard rentals offer the privacy of a home, with gorgeous views and plenty of space to have the alone time you’re looking for. There are also numerous hotels that are known for their honeymoon suites, like the Charlotte Inn and the Harbor View Hotel.

Things to Do

Spend a day walking the streets of Edgartown; it’s the location of the first settlement on the island and is chock-full of high-end shopping, art galleries, and fine dining. Also, be sure to visit Menemsha, the famous fishing village that was featured in Jaws, to see the boats at the docks and chow down on some fresh New England seafood. Keep in mind that in the summer months, Martha’s Vineyard is the secret getaway location of many celebrities — therefore, there are always concerts, shows, and art showings to see, depending on when you choose to visit.

What with all the scenery, history, relaxing beaches and adventures, Martha’s Vineyard is the perfect place to spend your first days as a married couple. Have fun by day and see the sun set on the clay cliffs by night — it’ll be unforgettable.

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