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School me Martha's Vineyard

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    School me Martha's Vineyard


    Saturday the wife and I and her sister want to visit Martha's Vineyard.
    We have never been before.
    Where should we go from? Falmouth seems the best spot.
    Should we pay extra and take the car over (is that even an option)?
    where should we book tickets from?
    what should we visit on the island?

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    Re: School me Martha's Vineyard

    Lived on the Vineyard for 13 years , and yes you will need a car .

    You need a reservation for the ferry , if you wish to bring your own car .

    Steamship Authority - Serving The Islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

    If you are just walking on, the Island Queen out of Falmouth Harbor is fine.

    Welcome to Martha's Vineyard Ferry: The Island Queen Ferry

    Makes more sense to walk on and rent a car on the island , which you will need a reservation for also.

    Budget Car Rentals Martha's Vineyard Oak Bluffs

    Up Island Chilmark, Aquinnah , Menemsha is where to spend the day and either Edgartown or Oak Bluffs at night. ( All other towns are dry )

    Edgartown is preppy , Oak Bluffs is laid back.

    For dinner go here :

    Jimmy Seas Pan Pasta

    Get word to the Owner/ Chef Willie , that Timmyduck sent you .

    And have a great time .....

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    Timmy you are the man

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    Re: School me Martha's Vineyard

    You're expecting to just pop on over on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend with no reservations?
    Expect chaos and lots of waiting.

    I'm not saying don't go, but definitely do yourself a favor and go again in the last couple weeks of September/beginning of October. THATS when the vineyard is really amazing. Quiet, serene, beautiful.

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    Re: School me Martha's Vineyard

    yeah mem day on the vineyard is crazy. I'd pass if / when you do go. Do hit up Jimmy seas. the garlic is amazing!

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    Re: School me Martha's Vineyard

    I'd also pass on bringing the wife's sister.

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    Re: School me Martha's Vineyard

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I'm not saying don't go, but definitely do yourself a favor and go again in the last couple weeks of September/beginning of October. THATS when the vineyard is really amazing. Quiet, serene, beautiful.
    This.

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    I'd also pass on bringing the wife's sister.
    But not this.. at least, not until we see what she looks like

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    Re: School me Martha's Vineyard

    ...and if the weather is iffy, it could be a very expensive day in a very miserable place...

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    But not this.. at least, not until we see what she looks like
    Fantasy: freaky 3 way action

    Reality: you have​ to listen to your wife and her sister talking about their stupid fucking problems all while paying for an extra mouth to feed. That and cosmos are pricey.


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    Everything is pricey out there.

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    Re: School me Martha's Vineyard

    Only way to see MV is on a Grom.................it was kick ass

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    Re: School me Martha's Vineyard

    You'll be on standby forever trying to get a car out there this weekend, I wouldnt bother. A bike on the other hand you can usually get a late reservation.

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    Re: School me Martha's Vineyard

    Quote Originally Posted by b0xmonkey View Post
    You'll be on standby forever trying to get a car out there this weekend, I wouldnt bother. A bike on the other hand you can usually get a late reservation.
    I've taken a bike over a couple of times, and even on very full boats (from Woods Hole) I didn't need a reservation.

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    Only way to see MV is on a Grom.................it was kick ass
    Have done, can confirm. I've also done it in a VW Thing (!) which was a blast. I'm going to take the Hypermotard over some time this summer...

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    Re: School me Martha's Vineyard

    They used to rent scooters over there, I'm surprised no one has brought that up. Unless they stopped?

    I worked/ lived a few months over there, sept - dec. I took the woods hole ferry, but there's is one out of New Bedford as well if you can't find tickets. I can see why it would be a nice place to visit, but I didn't enjoy it much personally. It's turns all depressing and sad when the weather gets cold. Sorry I can't help with better information.

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    Re: School me Martha's Vineyard

    It's a cool place.

    I would suggest not driving. Every time I've been there, it seemed like there was a crapload of traffic. We've ridden bicycles around most of the island as it's very bike friendly. There are a bunch of places that rent when you get off the ferry. Falmouth is only slightly better than Woods Hole and both will be a mob scene this weekend. Bad Martha is a nice little brewery.

    The Grom idea is awesome. I'm going to propose that for this year. That and doing it in Sept/Oct as chipper's mentioned.

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    Used to date a girl who had a place on Nantucket. Ride motorcycle down. Load ferry with the bicycles, no reservation required (still true?). Park anywhere on island. Split traffic on Rt 3 back to Boston as the cars are mostly parked. Profit.

    Vineyard is pretty big for a bicycle, unless you are Serious. Nantucket is a lot easier.

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    It's also a lot longer boat ride to Nantucket.

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    Martha's Vineyard, 100 great bars, 3 great restaurants, 115,000 people on a summer day and a nice breeze off the water. Do not bring a car on a summer weekend.

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    Re: School me Martha's Vineyard

    Just fly into Katama. That's what I did. Traffic is for the birds.

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    Re: School me Martha's Vineyard

    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    Used to date a girl who had a place on Nantucket. Ride motorcycle down. Load ferry with the bicycles, no reservation required (still true?). Park anywhere on island. Split traffic on Rt 3 back to Boston as the cars are mostly parked. Profit.

    Vineyard is pretty big for a bicycle, unless you are Serious. Nantucket is a lot easier.
    Sounds like a tale from your youth. Steam boat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinned View Post
    Sounds like a tale from your youth. Steam boat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinned View Post
    Sounds like a tale from your youth. Steam boat?
    This isn't a reply from RandyO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    You're expecting to just pop on over on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend with no reservations?
    Expect chaos and lots of waiting.

    I'm not saying don't go, but definitely do yourself a favor and go again in the last couple weeks of September/beginning of October. THATS when the vineyard is really amazing. Quiet, serene, beautiful.
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    One of these days I'd like to go over there on the bike.

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