Anyone else excited about the weekend?!
Today, I have the third and final installment of the Martha’s Vineyard portion of our trip for you (the fourth post overall on this particular vacation)…but I will do a “what do you think the differences are between MV and Nantucket post” soon, so if I don’t address your questions today, please know that they’re coming up!
Make sure you visit those before you read today’s!
Here we go, on this last full day in Martha’s Vineyard, we packed in a TON OF FUN! This was totally my favorite day in MV!!
We were up bright and early at our resort…
…because our first stop was BREAKFAST!
We hopped in our car and took a short drive over to…
…Katama airfield to check out the classic planes and eat breakfast right there next to them. Not only was the food delicious, it was such a neat place to sit and enjoy our meal!
We were told that often, you’ll see the pilots taking people up in the air and even sometimes, doing acrobatics in the sky. It was a fun way to start our day!
After breakfast, we took a very scenic drive. We had specific instructions from some locals we know to drive from Edgartown all the way across the island to Aquinnah…
…here I am holding the map in the front seat of the car. We were told specifically to use Music Street to Middle Road to get there for the most scenic route. It was GORGEOUS! My pictures will not do it justice but I was shocked to see that this half of the island looked like Scotland or Ireland! Rolling hills, tall trees, stone walls, farm animals, old homes…it was about a 45 minute drive and I would tell everyone to do it!
Of course, these pics will not do it justice, but I wanted to share a few…
We arrived on the opposite side of the island in Aquinnah which is one of the six towns on Martha’s Vineyard that looks worlds different than the others. The first little shop we saw in their small town? Bowen’s Arrow 🙂 .
Aquinnah has many different things to love but…
…the Gay Head Cliffs are the most stunning and dramatic seaside cliffs I’ve seen since the Cliffs of Moher. It was phenomenal!
We spent our time at the lookout area taking it all in. This was TOTALLY worth the drive over!
After our time in Aquinnah was over, we drove back to the other side of the island to downtown Edgartown. This is my favorite town in all of Martha’s Vineyard 🙂 .
Oh Edgartown, you are so cute!!!
We walked in and had lunch at The Seafood Shanty which was right on the water. We had heard amazing things about this place and let me tell you, it was excellent! So many of you have been asking about Kensington eating g-free, and we had researched in advance that they had gf options. Well, not only did they have options, but at one point, the manager came out with photos he had taken of the salad dressing ingredients she had ordered just to double check everything with us. As a gluten sensitive family, we love that attention to detail!
The table was pretty perfect 🙂 .
Love my boy.
There was the tiniest little ferry right by the restaurant that we watched while we ate.
This cracks me up. She edited the pic herself too. Bahahaha!
My lunch was delicious!!!
After we ate, we walked over to the…
…flagship Vineyard Vines store! True story, a few days later we would be in the Nantucket Vineyard Vines store when all of a sudden, the staff would start going crazy because the CREATOR of the store (one of the two brothers) causally walked in with his kids like he was a tourist. Bahaha! They went nuts!
From restaurants to shopping…
…quaint little book shops…
…and ice cream, Edgartown has it all!
After a full day, we got back to the resort for a few minutes to head to the pool where…I cheated on like 16 of my other hats 😉 .
A little bit later…
…we cleaned up and headed out for our favorite evening in Martha’s Vineyard!
Side note, this suuuuuper soft dress here is one of my new faves!! It was crazy comfy!!
On this night, we had purchased tickets ($10 each) there at the Winnetu Oceanside Resort to ride their boat into downtown Edgartown for dinner!! Not only did we get a boat ride, but in order for us to get from the resort to the boat…
…we got a ride in their old-fashioned fire truck!
Just so much fun!!
The ride from the resort down to the water took less than fire minutes…
…and dropped us off at their little boat! (Side note, how many times on this trip will I sacrifice my seasickness for my family?! Hahaha! Geez! I love them so much!!)
On board for our 25 minute boat ride to downtown Edgartown!
It was the perfect way to end the day!
We arrived downtown and walked to dinner at Alchemy!
It was a VERY full day!!!
We had the BEST dinner and lucky us, were seated here by the bar where we could watch the Red Sox beat the Yankees 4-0 🙂 .
That wraps up our time in Martha’s Vineyard! I will do that separate post comparing the two islands soon. Next up though, we head to Nantucket 🙂 .
Happy Friday, friends!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend! See you on Monday! xx