Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
Martha’s Vineyard is an island (including the smaller Chappaquiddick Island) located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, known for being an affluent summer colony. It is known for its pleasant summer weather and many beautiful beaches.
Attractions on the island include the Gay Head cliffs at Aquinnah, which are a "must see". Moshup Beach below the cliffs was also named as a top ten "walking beach" by the Travel Channel in 2003. Menemsha is one of the few places on the east coast where you can see the sunset over the water. Other attractions include the 4th of Juyly parade and fireworks in Edgartown and the Oak Bluffs Harbor Festival.
Things to see and do
* Gay Head Cliffs at Aquinnah
* Oak Bluffs
* Vineyard Haven
* Edgartown Harbor and Lighthouse
Cruise Season – May - Nov
Currency – US Dollar (US$)
Language – English
Land Area - 226.6 sq. km’s
Population – 15,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Travel Links - Martha's Vineyard is located approximately seven miles off the southern coast of Cape Cod. It is reached by a ferry that departs from Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and by several other ferries departing from Falmouth, New Bedford, Hyannis, and Quonset Point, Rhode Island. The Steamship Authority operates most of the shorter routes, while other, smaller ferry services run faster, longer distance ferries to Rhode Island and Hyannis. There are direct ferries to each place. SeaStreak also runs a ferry service on the weekends from New York City to Martha's Vineyard. One ferry departs New York City on Friday afternoon and returns on Sunday night. The trip through Long Island Sound and along the shoreline of Rhode Island and Massachusetts takes a little over five hours
The commuter airline, Cape Air offers frequent service to Martha's Vineyard via the Martha's Vineyard Airport (MVY). Cape Air provides service year-round to islanders and visitors to Boston, Hyannis, New Bedford, Providence, and Nantucket. Cape Air also provides seasonal services to White Plains, New York. Additional air service is provided by Continental Express, which provides a seasonal service to Newark Liberty International Airport, and US Airways Express, which serves New York-LaGuardia and Hyannis year-round, as well as Philadelphia and Washington-Reagan seasonally. JetBlue now services the island out of New York's Kennedy Airport.