A few weeks back, my parents came up to visit. One of the few surprises I had for them was a trip to Martha’s Vineyard. Visiting Martha’s Vineyard has been on my mother’s wish list for a while and since I had never been to the island either, both of us were excited.
Now, I would like to let you know that I have been to Block Island a few times, so I kind of knew what to expect. I understand that Martha’s Vineyard is a much busier place, but how different can they be? Well, as it turns out, they were different but the same.
To me, Block Island is a really nice place. I have never visited Block Island during peak months, so I always enjoyed a fairly thin crowd. There were never any waiting lines to eat and getting around was easy. During our last visit to Block Island, we rented a scooter and drove all around. It’s a pretty special place.
I was expecting something more of a party atmosphere when visiting Martha’s Vineyard. I think I was right on target. Martha’s Vineyard is more crowded and a bit more energetic. Now, I will tell you that we only visited Oak Bluffs while on the island because that’s where the ferry from Quonset Point brought us. If we visit Martha’s Vineyard again in the future, we will surely rent a scooter and visit Vineyard Haven and Edgartown. But for now, I guess it’s Oak Bluffs.
After we got off the ferry (that took 1:40 mins), we started walking around. We immediately found a small alley that we walked down. It was pretty cool because it was one of those alleys that looked like it had some interesting bars or restaurants. It set the theme for the trip. We did a lot of walking around that day. I mean a lot. So much that I took a long nap for the whole ferry ride back to Rhode Island. My feet hurt too.
So, what did we do? Well, we walked up Circuit Avenue and visited a few shops. Then, we had lunch in one of the eating establishments and then walked around the Gingerbread village. That’s a pretty cool place with something called the Camp Meeting Association Tabernacle at the center. I am not sure of the story of the place, but it sure looked interesting.
After that, we strolled over to Ocean Park and walked around a bit on the beach. We found some pretty cool rocks and shells.
So, that was about it. After a few hours of eating, discovering and walking around, we hopped back on the ferry and headed towards Rhode Island and Connecticut. Overall, it was a good, but tiring day. I guess any time you have to take a ferry somewhere for the day, it’s going to be long and tiring.
I took a few photos and have posted them below.