Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
A reasonable drive and a short ferry ride from Boston is, Martha’s Vineyard, the popular offshore destination of celebs and regular folks alike. While the ferry ride is a fun adventure in and of itself, the quaint villages of the Vineyard offer shopping and dining and people watching. In Oak Bluffs there’s the Flying Horses Carousel where kids of all ages can grab the brass ring, while the well-known Black Dog Tavern in Vineyard Haven you can dine on delicious local fare (don’t forget to pick up a tshirt). Use the terrific local bus system to go further a field and see Edgartown, Chappaquidick and Aquinnah. Don’t be surprised if you are planning your return visit well before the ferry docks on the mainland.