6 days in Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

6 days in Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

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Oak Bluffs
— 5 nights


Oak Bluffs — 5 nights

Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Joseph Sylvia State Beach and Lambert's Cove Beach. Step out of Oak Bluffs to go to Aquinnah and see Aquinnah Lighthouse, which is approximately 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get lost in a book at Oak Bluffs Public Library, stop by Chilmark Chocolates, see the interesting displays at Cottage Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oak Bluffs road trip planning site.

Newark to Oak Bluffs is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in July; daily highs in Oak Bluffs reach 79°F and lows reach 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Martha's Vineyard travel guide

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Martha's Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts that is known for being an affluent summer colony. It includes the smaller Chappaquiddick Island which is usually connected to the Vineyard, though storms and hurricanes have been known to separate the two. The last such separation of the islands was in 2007 and the two islands are again connected as of April 2, 2015.It is the 58th largest island in the United States, with a land area of 100sqmi, and the third largest on the East Coast of the United States, after Long Island and Mount Desert Island. The island constitutes the bulk of Dukes County, Massachusetts, which also includes the Elizabeth Islands and the island of Nomans Land.The Vineyard was home to one of the earliest known deaf communities in the United States; consequently, a special sign language developed on the island called Martha's Vineyard Sign Language (MVSL).The 2010 census reported a year-round population of 16,535 residents, although the summer population can swell to more than 100,000 people. About 56% of the Vineyard's 14,621 homes are seasonally occupied.