A perfect day in Martha's Vineyard includes exploring down-island, with its charming towns, and up-island, with its ocean views and rugged cliffs.
In many ways, Martha's Vineyard is a little world unto itself. Indeed, the 17,000 year-round residents like to say that they are "45 minutes from America," citing the time it takes for the ferry to cross from Woods Hole.
Drawn by the light, the landscape and its (out-of-season) tranquility, numerous artists and craftspeople have made the Vineyard their home.
Martha's Vineyard is not a sophisticated culinary destination, and with some exceptions -- notably the inns -- the restaurants tend to be simple.
In many ways, Martha's Vineyard is a little world unto itself.
A sample itinerary from the Andrew Harper Travel Office: 8 Days in Boston and Cape Cod, with day excursions to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.